2012 fees unchanged for Journeyman Stud's Wildcat Heir, Awesome of Course
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Share on Facebook RSS Feeds

Brent & Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud announced no increases to fees for its 14-stallion roster for 2012, headlined by Wildcat Heir, Florida's 2011 Leading General Sire, and Awesome of Course, Florida's 2011 Leading Juvenile Sire.

Despite having just three crops to race, Wildcat Heir tops the sire ranks again for the second consecutive year in Florida. Currently in 2011, he has a state-high 8 stakes winners and overall progeny earnings approaching $4.4 million.

After setting the all-time record for 2-year-old winners in his first crop in 2009, Wildcat Heir became North America's Leading Second Crop Sire and Florida's Leading General Sire in 2010. His fee will remain $10,000 stands and nurses in 2012.

Awesome of Course is also enjoying repeat honors in the Sunshine State. The Awesome Again stallion is the Leading Juvenile Sire in Florida in 2011 for the second consecutive year.

Awesome of Course, who will again stand for $5,000 stands and nurses, is the sire of 2-year-old stakes winners Fort Loudon, Awesome Belle and Redbud Road – winners of five of the six Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder in 2011. He's also the sire of undefeated Grade 1 winner and champion Awesome Feather.

The other existing stallions at Journeyman will also have no change to their respective fees in 2012.

Journeyman has also added a pair of exciting new stallions for 2012 – Grade 1 winners J P's Gusto and Vineyard Haven. Both won major Grade 1 races as 2-year-olds.

J P's Gusto, who will stand for $3,500 stands and nurses, was California's top juvenile of 2010 after winning four straight stakes including the Del Mar Futurity (G1). Vineyard Haven, who will stand for $3,000 stands and nurses, captured back-to-back Grade 1 wins in the Hopeful S. (G1) and Champagne S. (G1) to become the leading 2-year-old of his crop on dirt.

The full 2012 Journeyman Stud roster with fees are as follows:



2012 Stands and Nurses Fee

Awesome of Course


Circular Quay


Cowtown Cat


Exclusive Quality


Hear No Evil


Indy Wind


J P's Gusto


Kiss the Kid


Mass Media


Saint Anddan


Sweet Return (GB)




Vineyard Haven


Wildcat Heir


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