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JP's Gusto - Del Mar 08.08.10

JP's Gusto: the son of Successful Appeal will start his stud career in Florida

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J P's Gusto retired to Journeyman Stud

LAST year's Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity winner J P's Gusto has been retired to Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida, for 2012.

The son of Successful Appeal reeled off four consecutive stakes victories at two. He broke his maiden in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Hollywood before winning the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes, Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes and Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity.

J P's Gusto also finished second in the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes and CashCall Futurit.

This year at three, J P's Gusto was an unlucky-in-running second behind Grade 1 winner Archarcharch in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes and was a wide-margin winner of the restricted Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town.

J P's Gusto was being prepped for the Grade 1King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga when sustaining a career-ending injury.

"J P's Gusto represents the quality we're always looking to get down here to Journeyman, so we're thrilled to have him," said Brent Fernung. "He was a great two-year-old and a top-class racehorse to the day he retired.

"On top of the ability, his pedigree makes him a natural for Florida. Successful Appeal was a fast Florida-bred and has turned out to be one of the top juvenile sires in the world."

Owned and campaigned by Gem Inc., J P's Gusto is out of the multiple stakes-winning Caller I.D. mare Call Her Magic, who is a half-sister to the dam of champion Proud Spell.






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