Journeyman Bloodstock Success


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The pinnacle of success in the Thoroughbred Industry is to win a Classic race such as the Kentucky Derby.  The winner of the derby's success is passed down through many connections and the benefits go far beyond the purse of the race.  The value of the Classic Winner's sire and broodmare as well as close siblings is affected significantly.

To have had the experience and the luck to purchase a mare that goes on to foal a "Classic" winner is truly one of the most exciting parts of the industry.  Journeyman Bloodstock and Brent Fernung have purchased prior to their success, the dams of 2 Kentucky Derby Winners.

Successful Mares from the Journeyman Program

  • I’ll Get Along
    The dam of 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner SMARTY JONES Brent Fernung as agent purchased I’ll Get Along at the Keeneland November Mixed Sale in 2001 for $130,000.00 when Smarty Jones was a weanling. Brent Fernung as agent sold her back in foal to Elusive Quality, the sire of Smarty Jones for $5,000,000.00 at the Fasig-Tipton November Mixed sale in 2004, the highest priced mare to sale at public auction in 2004.

  • Eileen’s Moment
    The dam of 1992 Kentucky Derby winner LIL E TEE. Journeyman Bloodstock purchased Eileen’s Moment infoal for $25,000.00 prior to Lil E Tee winning the Kentucky Derby. They then sold the mare in foal for $280,000.00 in November of that year at the Keeneland November Mixed sale. Journeyman still owns the resulting foal that Eileen’s Moment was carrying at purchase. Named My Big Sis, she earned $55,000 racing and Journeyman has sold over $600,000 from her first 6 foals to date.

  • White Gulch
    Bought at Kenneland January Mixed sale in 2005 as a broodmare prospect for $60,000.00. Journeyman Bloodstock Bred her to SMARTY JONES later that year and the subsequent 2006 colt sold in August at Saratoga for $650,000. The mare later sold in foal to FORESTRY for $425,000.00

  • Red Mischief
    Brent Fernung as agent purchased her for $30,000.00 at the 2000 Keeneland November Mixed Sale. He later mated Red Mischief to Exchange Rate that mating resulted in multiple GI winner ERMINE, winner of over $800,000.  ERMINE sold at the 2008 Keeneland November sale in foal to A.P. Indy for 1.3 million dollars.

  • BSHARPSONATA
    Multiple Graded stakes winner of over $500,000. Brent Fernung bought her dam APASIONATA SONATA carrying the Pulpit filly at the 2004 Keeneland November Mixed sale for $325,000.00

  • APASIONATA SONATA
    Sold at the 2008 Keeneland November Mixed sale carrying a full sibling to BSHARPSONATA for 1.5 million dollars.

  • SMOKE CHASER
    Journeyman Bloodstock purchased her for $165,000 as a two year old in training.  She became a multiple stakes winner of over 325,000.

  • Agnes Rose
    Dam of homebred  2008stakes winner FAMOUS PATRIOT.

  • Christmas List
    Purchased by Brent Fernung as agt. at the 2001 Keeneland November Mixed sale for $95,000.  She is the dam of CHECK IT TWICE winner of the 2007 What A Pleasure Stakes.

  • Binge
    Purchased in 1999 by Journeyman Bloodstock in foal to GO FOR GIN for $55,000. The resulting foal named GIN AND SIN was sold for $65,000.00 and went on to be a stakes winner of over $500,000. The mare was bred back to TALE OF THE CAT and was sold for $125,000.00.

Successful Matings by Journeyman Bloodstock

  • Eileen’s Moment to AT THE THRESHOLD resulting in 1992 Kentucky Derby winner LIL E TEE.
  • Red Mischief to Exchange Rate resulting in GI stakes winner ERMINE winner of $872,134.00.
  • Stutz Poker bred to NINE’S WILD in 1999 resulting foal named SHED A TEAR was named champion 2 year old in Puerto Rico.

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