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Sire of this year’s probable champion juvenile filly Awesome Feather, the young stallion Awesome of Course is on his way back to Florida following a single season at stud in Oklahoma. Awesome of Course stood at Legend Farm near Coleman.
The stakes-winning son of Awesome Again began his stud career in Florida, standing as the property of Fred and Jane Brei, who own the stallion and bred his daughter Awesome Feather, who is unbeaten in six starts, including the Florida Stallion Stakes series for fillies and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The Breis sold Awesome Feather at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select sale two days after the filly won the BC Juvenile Fillies for $2.3 million to Frank Stronach.
Precious Feather, the dam of Awesome Feather, produced a full brother to the top filly at the Breis’ Jacks or Better Farm on Jan. 28. The mare is back in foal to the Storm Cat stallion Consolidator, who stands at Journeyman Stud.
Awesome of Course will stand at Journeyman Stud outside Ocala, and farm owner Brent Fernung said, “Fred offered to send the horse to me last spring, but I didn’t have room in the stallion barn.”
The stallion will be shipping to Florida in the next few days and will be available for inspection at Journeyman in early December.
Awesome of Course is a 10-year-old by Awesome Again out of the Lyphard mare Mais Oui. On the racecourse, Awesome of Course won five of 13 starts, earning $152,440. Racing 2 and 3, he won three stakes. Out of stakes winner Mais Oui, Awesome of Course is one of three stakes winners from the mare.
The best sibling is G2 winner Imperfect World (by Carson City). She won the Genuine Risk in the States and the G3 Prix du Bois in France, ran third in the G2 Prix Robert Papin and G3 Vagrancy.
The third dam of Awesome of Course is champion mare Straight Deal (by Hail to Reason). Straight Deal produced stakes winners Reminiscing (dam of stakes winners and sires Premiership and Commemorate), Belonging (dam of stakes winner and sire Belong to Me), and G1 winner Desiree (dam of G1 winner Adored). This is the family of La Troienne.
The sire of 29 named foals of racing age, Awesome of Course is famous for one of them: Awesome Feather. At least so far.