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Proven Success

Journeyman Stud developed the late Wildcat Heir, the only stallion in Florida history with $4 million + progeny earnings five years in a row and a perennial leading sire.

Illustrious Track Record

Our stallions and their progeny have enjoyed tremendous success at racing's highest levels, achievements that wouldn't be possible without our dedicated team and the enduring support of Florida's breeders.

Welcome to Journeyman

Our world centers around standing, breeding, breaking and training the best that Florida has to offer and we take great pride in the accomplishments of all of our graduates.

Our Mission

At Journeyman Stud, our mission is to achieve the highest possible standards of client service and professional achievement in thoroughbred investments, stallion services, boarding, training, and sales. Our number one priority and commitment is to offer a world-class level of service which enables our clients and owners to prosper financially and reach their goals.

"We are absolutely committed to the Florida breeding industry. Florida has a wealth of talented and knowledgeable horsemen and horsewomen that bring with them a great broodmare population. We want them to be able to keep their mares at home, on their own farms." -Brent Fernung


  • Cool Coal Man
The leading sires in Florida have one thing in common: They all reside at Journeyman Stallions.

We are proud to stand for the 2016 season: Cool Coal Man, Exclusive Quality, Fury Kapcori,
J P's Gusto,
Khozan and Winslow Homer.

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Latest News


Khozan Retires To Journeyman Stud For 2016

Khozan, a royally-bred son of Distorted Humor who caught the horse racing world’s attention with two impressive victories last winter at Gulfstream Park, has been retired and will enter stud this coming year at Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala. Purchased by Al Shaqab Racing for $1,000,000 at...

Matt King Coal Sharp Winner in Belmont MSW

Cool Coal Man’s 2-year-old colt Matt King Coal broke his maiden in stylish fashion at Belmont Park Oct. 29, winning a $75,000 maiden special weight by 5 ¾ lengths. Owned by Lady Sheila Stable and trained by Linda Rice, Matt King Coal carved out the early pace under Jose Ortiz....

Wild Dude to Contest BC Sprint

Wild Dude, a 5-year-old son of the late Journeyman Stud stallion Wildcat Heir, drew post position No. 8 for Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland. Fresh off a Grade 1 win in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Oct 3, Wild Dude galloped 1 ½ miles on the...

Wild Dude Best In G1 Santa Anita Sprint

Wild Dude unleashed a furious stretch kick to mow down favored Masochistic and held off late-running Kobe’s Back to prevail by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. The 5-year-old Florida-bred by the late Wildcat Heir, covered six furlongs in 1:09.45 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A winner...

Journeyman Journal

journeymanIn creating Journeyman Journal, we want to highlight some aspects of daily equine living that you might not see in other industry publications, providing updates on such things as Journeyman Stud stallion progeny, foaling, sales and daily farm life. Journeyman Journal will be a convenient way for us to “stay connected” with new friends. One common industry-wide goal is to generate new interest in our sport for all ages, but especially from young people. In the 1930’s, our sport was graced with the likes of Seabiscuit and War Admiral, and their great racing rivalry helped to make horse racing the most watched sporting event, even more so than baseball. The excitement of horse racing has not waned, but there is a need to do a better job of teaching people how to enjoy it. With Journeyman Journal, we hope to connect, communicate, educate and have fun in the process, while having an ongoing conversation with our breeders, fans and community.
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