Twining Headed to Vinery

Twining, who currently stands at Hilary Boone Jr.'s Wimbledon Farm near Lexington, will be returning to Lexington for the 2003 breeding season, but he won't be standing at Wimbledon. The 11-year-old son of Forty Niner instead will stand at Tom Simon's Vinery, which will take possession of him following his stallion duties at Wimbledon.

Twining began his stallion career in 1995 at Wimbledon, then was sold to East Stud in Japan following the 1999 breeding season. His return to Wimbledon for this year's breeding season came as a result of a one-year lease arrangement between East Stud and Irish-based Coolmore Stud. Twining will be sent this summer to Vinery Australia to stand the Southern Hemisphere season.

Twining, who was produced from the Never Bend mare Courtly Dee, has sired 14 stakes winners. His current fee is $10,000.