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Clockwork Fury Auction At OBS – Ocala Breeders’ Sales: March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Live Auction: March 16th
To Benefit Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC) & Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA)
Ocala, Florida – Florida Thoroughbred Charities & Marion Cultural Alliance are the beneficiaries of the proceeds of the auction of this one-of-a-kind equine artwork, Clockwork Fury (CWF) at Ocala Breeder Sales, March 16, 2021. CWF will be the last hip on the first day of the March sale. He will be on view at Ocala Breeders Sales lobby beginning Thursday, March 11 noon to 4 pm, continuing each day 9-4 including the auction date, March 16th.
Brent & Crystal Fernung, owners of Journeyman Stud, were lucky enough to be the winning bidders of CLOCKWORK FURY at the 2010 Horse Fever auction. Since then, the life-size horse has been standing as the ambassador for the Fernung’s Thoroughbred farm and has been photographed by visitors and clients from all over the world.
In recognition of the difficulties for non-profits right now, Journeyman Stud is offering CLOCKWORK FURY for this unique auction at the March Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Select 2-year-old-in-training sale.
The artist Mark Hershberger said, ““Clockwork Fury came to life originally in a dream, or maybe it was a nightmare. I had acquired a copy of the book The Steampunk Bible with fantastic images of turn of the last century styled creations by talented artists worldwide, it inspired my subconscious, as that night a steam powered horse automaton was loose and on a rampage through a fictional Victorian dream town in my head. I planned it out, drew it up & submitted it for the Horse Fever 10th Anniversary herd.” Prior to donating the horse to benefit the two charities, Mark Hershberger was commissioned by The Fernung’s to update CWF from 2010 to 2020 technology which includes LED lighting and animations. He is truly a one of a kind piece of artwork.
For more information, please contact Laurie Zink 352.817.4155 or Crystal Fernung 352.629.1200
About the Charities
Florida Thoroughbred Charities the non-profit organization and the charitable arm of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association. supports the TRF’s Second Chance farm, the only program in the nation partnering women inmates and thoroughbreds creating life changing growth. FTC also funds impactful youth education programs.
Marion Cultural Alliance provides leadership, funding, and professional development for artists and nonprofits arts organizations with the mission to champion arts, artists, and arts organizations.
The proceeds from this live auction will benefit the Florida Thoroughbred Charities, and have been designated to specifically support the TRF Second Chances Program at Lowell Correctional Institution.
Interested in Bidding?
If you cannot attend in person and want to bid via phone or to have someone contact you please give us your information https://bit.ly/3r9UdJN or call Crystal Fernung 352-266-4652 or Laurie Zink 352-817-4155. Further details on Clockwork Fury and the bidding process are below.
Florida Thoroughbred Charities and Marion Cultural Alliance are the beneficiaries and hosts of this unique live auction of Clockwork Fury during Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March Select 2-year-old-in training sale on March 16th.
Prospective bidders can attend in person to bid live or bid by phone through an Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company (OBS) official. Clockwork Fury will sell as the last “hip” of the day upon completion of the first day of the horse sale. He is expected to go through the ring between 5:00pm and 6:00pm depending on the length of the regular horse sale.
If you prefer to bid via phone an OBS official will call you a few minutes before Clockwork Fury’s entrance into the sales ring to take your bids while you watch the live auction on the OBS website http://www.obssales.com/ or through this Facebook Event page. Please note that you will not be able to bid online through the OBS website only via phone. You will see a link to “View Live Sale” on the OBS website to watch the sale of Clockwork Fury.
Clockwork Fury, donated by Brent & Crystal Fernung of Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida is a one-of-a-kind piece of functional art. The Fernungs hope to raise funds through this auction to help these two worthy charities to overcome the short fall in fundraising due to the cancellation of their fundraisers in 2020.
Meet Clockwork Fury!
To learn more:
- Florida Thoroughbred Charities https://www.ftboa.com/Articles?Article=10426
- Marion Cultural Alliance https://mcaocala.org/mission-history/
- BloodHorse Article https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/246415/obs-equine-artwork-auction-to-benefit-charity?fbclid=IwAR2zVappZMzr_jbmDaSv19Cc-9c1Hen58H-OwnU1GDjUELZUgew9BCs3BsI
- Ocala Gazette Article https://www.ocalagazette.com/clockwork-fury-redux/?fbclid=IwAR3ZPmeo9_vBRbMggKMEQmutoytIZlrvzAZ6fkUe4rII7KYGVSFtSGjPDmc