Vinery general manager Bates Newton will step down Jan. 1. Newton has served as the nursery's general manager since Dr. Tom Simon purchased the farm near Lexington in September 1999.
Posse, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Silver Deputy -- Raska, by Rahy, will enter stud at Vinery in Lexington, Ky. upon completion of his racing career. The 3-year-old colt is being pointed toward next month's King's Bishop (gr. I) at Saratoga.
Grade II winner Pure Prize, by Storm Cat out of champion Heavenly Prize (by Seeking the Gold), has been retired and will enter stud at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington
Champion and dual classic winner Real Quiet, who stood at Tom Simon's Vinery Farm near Lexington, will be relocated to Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for the 2003 breeding season.
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