Rick Samuels

Trinniberg, Posse to Shuttle to Uruguay

Rockridge Stud also announced Midas Touch has been sold to Uruguayan interests.

Three stallions from Rockridge Stud near Hudson, NY., will ship to Uruguay for Southern Hemisphere breeding in 2016.

Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Trinniberg  (Teuflesberg —Bella Dorato) will shuttle to Haras La Concordia and Haras Cuatro Piedras for the 2016 and 2017 Southern Hemisphere seasons. The deal was brokered by Ricardo Colombo. Trinniberg previously shuttled to Brazil in 2014, where he bred 138 mares.

Posse (Silver Deputy—Raska), among New York's leading stallions for seven straight years, will return to Haras Rapetti for the coming season as well.

Haras Rapetti & Associates have purchased another Rockridge stallion, group II winner Midas Touch (Galileo (IRE)—Approach (GB)), and he will ship to Uruguay for the first time. Both Midas Touch and Posse will be under the care of stallion manager Juan Carlos Montenegro.

"The farm (Haras Rapetti) has shown interest in Midas Touch since he came to us and we were hoping to work out a shuttle arrangement," said Rockridge's owner and manager Lere Visagie. "Unfortunately, the untimely death of Midas Touch's owner, Andres Rodriguez, forced the estate to find a buyer for him. He has found a very good home."

The sale and shuttling agreements for both Midas Touch and Posse were brokered by Miguel Ezcurra Bloodstock.

Trinniberg and Posse will return to Rockridge in December 2016 for the 2017 breeding season in New York.