12/07/2016 12:32PM

New York stallion Posse staying in Uruguay

Barbara D. Livingston
Posse will continue to stand in Uruguay.

Posse, a stalwart among New York’s stallion ranks, will stand permanently at Haras Rapetti in Uruguay and will not shuttle back to the U.S. for the 2017 Northern Hemisphere breeding season.

The 16-year-old son of Silver Deputy was purchased this year by Haras Rapetti while in the midst of his second Southern Hemisphere season. He previously resided at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., where he was advertised in 2016 for $5,000.

Lere Visagie, owner and manager of Rockridge Stud, said negotiations took place to keep the stallion’s shuttle schedule uninterrupted, but the two sides could not come to an agreement.

“We are very disappointed,” Visagie said. “Posse was an important horse in New York, and he had a big year.”

Posse has sired 10 crops of racing age, with 433 winners and progeny earnings in excess of $39.3 million.

His most successful runner was Kodiak Kowboy, who was a champion in the U.S. and Canada and stands in Brazil. Other notable progeny include 2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb’s Posse, Grade 2 winners No Advantage and Mind Your Biscuits, and Grade 3 winners Comedero and Lantana Mob.

A sprint specialist, Posse won seven of 18 starts for earnings of $662,841. His biggest wins came in the Grade 2 Riva Ridge Breeders’ Cup Stakes, Grade 3 Kentucky Breeders’ Cup Stakes and Grade 3 Lafayette Stakes.

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