Brethren, a graded stakes-winning half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, has retired to stud at Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, FL for the 2014 breeding season.
By leading sire Distorted Humor, Brethren broke his maiden first time out in 1:08 4/5 for six furlongs at Belmont. He followed that up with a win over Justin Phillip in an allowance race at Churchill Downs to close out his 2-year-old season undefeated. Campaigned by WinStar Farm, Brethren vaulted onto the Kentucky Derby trail as a 3-year-old after his four-length romp in the Sam F. Davis S. (G3) and placing in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).
In 2013, Brethren scored a runaway win in the Evangeline Mile S., earning a 98 Beyer, before retiring to Journeyman with five wins and career earnings of $386,465. He is out of the A.P. Indy mare Supercharger, dam of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and a sister to the dam of G1 winner and sire Bluegrass Cat. Brethren’s second dam is a full sibling to notable sire Not For Love, and his immediate family is also the family of other notable sires like Private Account, Mutakddim, and Frost Giant.
“We’re excited to get a stallion that possesses Brethren’s combination of talent and depth of pedigree,” said Brent Fernung. “He was a brilliant 2-year-old and a graded stakes-winning 3-year-old on the Derby trail, but it’s his tremendous looks and family that really gets you excited about him. There’s not a better family in the stud book. Florida breeders will love this horse.”
Brethren will stand as the property of Arindel Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds. His stud fee will be announced at a later date. For more information about Brethren, contact Brent or Crystal Fernung at 352-629-1200 or visit JourneymanStud.com.
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