Winslow Homer, winner of Gulfstream’s Holy Bull S. (G3) (Video) as a 3-year-old, has been retired from racing and will stand new for 2014 at Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, FL. A fee will be announced at a later date for the gray son of Unbridled’s Song.
“I followed Winslow Homer’s racing career closely from the time he broke his maiden at Saratoga as a 2-year-old,” said Brent Fernung. “He had as much talent as any horse in his crop. He’s a beautiful horse with a pedigree to match. The breeders in Florida are going to love him.”
Campaigned by Fox Hill Farms, Winslow Homer was precocious during his racing career with multiple victories as a 2-year-old. He was named a “Rising Star” by the Thoroughbred Daily News after he broke his maiden by open lengths at Saratoga. Following that maiden win, Winslow Homer stretched out around two turns to romp by 12 ½ lengths in an allowance race to close out his juvenile season.
In his first start at three, Winslow Homer jumped onto the Kentucky Derby trail with a victory in the Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream. He returned to Saratoga that summer to score a nine-length win in the Curlin Stakes, earning a 97 Beyer for the handy win.
Winslow Homer retires to Journeyman with career earnings of $273,365. By the late, leading sire Unbridled’s Song, Winslow Homer was a $310,000 yearling at Keeneland September purchased by Tom McGreevy as agent for Fox Hill. He represented the highest-priced yearling that year by his sire. Winslow Homer hails from the Graded stakes-winning Summer Squall mare Summer Raven, who sold for $1.7 million at the 2009 Keeneland November Sale.
For more information about Winslow Homer, contact Brent or Crystal Fernung at 352-629-1200.