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How Thoroughbred Investments Work  

There are many ways to invest in the Thoroughbred industry. Journeyman has proven success in all areas of the industry.

  • Stallions
  • Yearlings / Two-Year-Olds
  • Racing
  • Broodmare Investments


Broodmare investments offer viable opportunities with multiple options to reap rewards in the Thoroughbred business.

Whether you are interested in short-term or long-term involvement, broodmare investments are a good choice. Compared to other segments of the Thoroughbred industry, such as 2-year-olds in training and racehorses, broodmares offer a relatively safe investment with less risk and less cost. Broodmare investments provide more opt-out opportunities to earn rewards.

I'll Get Along, dam of Smarty Jones sells for $5 million

I’ll Get Along, dam of
Smarty Jones sells for $5 million

For instance, you can buy a maiden (or open) mare, breed her to a marketable stallion and then resell her in foal for a quick turnaround on your investment. Another option is to wait and sell the resultant foal as a weanling or a yearling. You can also buy a mare already in foal and go with either of the aforementioned choices.

On the long-term side of the ledger, many people derive great satisfaction in being involved with the breeding process – from planning the mating, to the birth of the foal, to watching the foal grow. There is also the opportunity to build a quality broodmare band and sell and/or race their resultant foals.

Again this is the great thing about broodmare investments – the marketplace is not limited to one avenue such as the 2-year-old in training sales. Instead, your investment has a chance to return rewards in all four markets – broodmare, weanling, yearling and 2- year-olds.

It all begins with the broodmare. Let us show you how.

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Training & Two-Year-Old Sales Services

Two-Year-Old Sales

Journeyman\’s results with auction 2 year olds are equally impressive to their training program.

Grade 2 winners, CROWN OF THORNS, second in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita and BEHINDATTHEBAR were both prepared and sold by Brent Fernung. Both horses were prominent on the Triple Crown trail in their 3-year-old seasons. Also numbered among the successful graduates is stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed FAMOUS PATRIOT.

Training & Breaking

Headed by Brent Fernung, this division of Journeyman Farms has prepared for racing and/or the 2 year old sales a large contingent of graded stakes performers.

YOU, a Grade one winner five times over with earnings of over $2,000,000, was prepared for the races by the Journeyman methods. 2008 Florida 3 year old filly champion, BSHARPSONATA, a grade 2 stake winner, who is already grade one placed in 2009 was also prepared for the races by the Journeyman staff. SMOKE CHASER, stake winner over $324,000, stakes winners CHECK IT TWICE, VOUS, RAPID PROOF and many more were also sent to the races after learning their craft from the Journeyman crew.

Top Horses

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