Brent & Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud announced that Florida’s leading sire, Khozan, will stand the 2024 season for $6,500.
Khozan, an eleven-year-old son of leading sire Distorted Humor, was the leading two-year-old sire in Florida when his first crop ran in 2019 and has been Florida’s leading general sire every year since. This year he has been represented by twelve black type runners including Delaware Oaks (Grade 3) winner Foggy Night, Me and Mr. C, winner of the $250,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Stakes and R Harper Rose, recent winner of the $200,000 FSS Susan’s Girl Stakes. Through October 31, Khozan’s progeny have earned $5.1 million dollars in 2023.
Journeyman’s 2024 roster also includes Uncle Chuck, a seven-year-old son of Uncle Mo out of Grade two winner Forest Music. Forest Music also produced the top sire Maclean’ s Music as well as graded stake winners Kentuckian and Electric Forest.
Uncle Chuck broke his maiden at first asking as a three-year-old by seven lengths running the mile in 1:36.78. Three weeks later, Uncle Chuck won the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) defeating Grade 2 winner Thousand Words by four lengths, running the mile and an eighth in 1:47.65. Uncle Chuck’s first foals will be yearlings of 2024. His fee will remain $6,500 for 2024.
Standing the 2024 season for $3,500 is American Pharoah’s full brother St Patrick’s Day whose first crop is racing this year. Sire of four winners to date, St Patrick’s Day is the sire of stakes-placed winner Jive as well as Emblem Bomb, an impressive winner in Japan recently.
Rounding out the roster for 2024 is Chance It, the multiple stakes winning and Grade 1 placed son of Currency Swap whose first foals will be yearlings of 2024. Chance it will stand for $2,000 again in 2024.
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