Fury Kapcori Retires to Journeyman

Fury Kapcori

Fury Kapcori – Benoit Photo

Fury Kapcori, a grade 3 stakes winner and Grade 1-placed son of leading sire Tiznow, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud.

A top performer and stakes winner as a juvenile, Fury Kapcori finished a close second to Violence in the CashCall Futurity (G1) at Hollywood Park.

Stakes-placed at 3, Fury Kapcori romped by 5 ½ lengths in Santa Anita’s Precisionist Stakes (G3) and recorded five consecutive triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures, including a 107 in winning the Santana Mile and a 103 when second as the odds-on favorite in the Californian Stakes (G2), during a five-race span that included a four-race win streak as a 4-year-old.

A winner in 6 of 18 starts lifetime for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, with earnings of $521,040, Fury Kapcori, in a distinguished racing career defeated Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Oxbow, Grade 1 winner Majestic Harbor, Grade 2 winner and millionaire Clubhouse Ride, Grade 2 winner Handsome Mike (twice) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) runner-up He’s Had Enough, among others.

“Fury Kapcori is by Tiznow, his dam has produced three stakes winners from five foals to race and he is an outcross to Mr. Prospector, Storm Cat and Seattle Slew line mares,” said Brent Fernung. “Fury Kapcori has the pedigree and race record you want to see in a stallion. When we saw him in California, Crystal and I were completely blown away. He is a magnificent physical specimen.”

Campaigned by Hollendorfer in partnership with Rick Awtrey and George Todaro, Fury Kapcori is produced from the stakes-producing Go For Gin mare Gin Running, who is also the dam of Grade 2 winner Tizfiz and Turf Paradise Derby winner Dixie Commander, from the family of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick.

Bred by Diamond A Racing Corp., Fury Kapcori was a $100,000 Keeneland September yearling sale graduate for Hollendorfer, who bought him from Taylor Made Sales Agency.

“Fury Kapcori was a top racehorse,” said Hollendorfer. “He was a precocious 2-year-old and an even better older horse. He earned over a half-million dollars, but if not for a couple of untimely injuries he would have made a whole lot more.”

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