09/06/2013 3:27PM

Winslow Homer to Journeyman Stud in Florida

Barbara D. Livingston
Winslow Homer, retired earlier this year, will begin his stallion career at Journeyman Stud.

Grade 3 winner Winslow Homer, retired earlier this year, will stand the 2014 season at Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. A stud fee will be announced at a later date.

Campaigned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Winslow Homer won four of 11 starts in four seasons and earned $273,365. His career was interrupted by injury several times, and he missed the entire 2012 season; he returned for one final race in February, finishing fourth in the Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. During his 3-year-old season in 2010, he won the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park and the listed Curlin Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

Winslow Homer, a 6-year-old son of the late Unbridled’s Song, was purchased for $310,000 by Porter, via agent Tom McGreevey, at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. He is out of the Grade 3-winning Summer Squall mare Summer Raven and is from the family of Grade 1 winner and sire Wild Rush.

“I followed Winslow Homer’s racing career closely from the time he broke his maiden at Saratoga as a 2-year-old,” Brent Fernung said. “He had as much talent as any horse in his crop. He’s a beautiful horse with a pedigree to match. The breeders in Florida are going to love him.”