Posse wins the Riva Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park.

Posse wins the Riva Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Posse to Vinery Upon Retirement

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.

Raced by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Posse won the June 7 Riva Ridge S. (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes undercard. The colt set a Fair Grounds track record of :57.35 for five furlongs when he began the year an allowance victory in February.

Following a runner-up effort in the Swale Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, Posse won the Lafayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland, which was followed by a win in the Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs.

As a 2-year-old, Posse won his Keeneland debut by 13 1/2 lengths and Churchill's Kentucky Breeders' Cup S. (gr. III) by 3 1/2 lengths. He was weighted at 110 pounds on the Experimental Free Handicap

"This is a very talented colt, he's blossoming in New York, and we think the racing public and fans of Posse are going to have a lot of fun with him for the rest of the year," said Vinery's Bates Newton. "We are delighted to be along for the ride with the Heiligbrodts," said Vinery's Bates Newton.

Posse has won half of his 12 career starts and earned $489,581.

Upon retirement, Posse will stand at stud as the property of the Heiligbrodts and Vinery.