07/21/2003 11:00PM

Posse will stand at Vinery


Posse, a multiple stakes winner, will enter stud at Vinery in Kentucky at the end of his racing career, Vinery reported on its website Tuesday.

Posse, a 3-year-old son of Silver Deputy, won the Riva Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7 for his third consecutive stakes win. Earlier this year, Posse, owned by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, established a five-furlong track record at Fair Grounds in an allowance race.

Posse is the second graded stakes winner out of the Rahy mare Raska.

"This is a very talented colt. He's blossoming in New York, and we think the Heiligbrodts are going to have a lot of fun with him for the rest of the year," said Bates Newton of Vinery.

Posse, who is trained by Steve Asmussen, is being pointed to the Grade 1 King's Bishop at Saratoga on Aug. 23. When he is retired, Posse will stand at stud as the property of the Heiligbrodts and Vinery.

* Multiple graded stakes winner Kafwain, who was recently retired, was purchased by Darley and will stand stud at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., according to a report on The Blood-Horse website. He will stand for a $10,000. Kafwain, a 3-year-old son of Cherokee Run who raced for The Thoroughbred Corp., was retired after suffering a tendon injury on April 29 in a workout. In his final start, Kafwain finished third in the Santa Anita Derby on April 5.