11/22/2010 5:47PM

Purge latest Vinery stallion to move from Kentucky to New York


Vinery stallion Purge is the latest sire to join the ranks at Vinery’s new operation in New York.

The 9-year-old Purge, a son of Pulpit, had been standing at Vinery’s Kentucky farm since his 2006 retirement from racing. He commanded a $7,500 fee this year. At Vinery New York, based at Empire Stud, Purge will stand for $5,000.

A Grade 1 winner who earned $905,434, Purge is a top 10 second-crop sire this year. His runners include multiple stakes winner Macias, Panamanian stakes winners Outskirt Lady and Dixie Emperor, and several other stakes-placed runners.

Vinery announced earlier this month that it would establish a stallion operation in New York. The farm made its first foray into the Empire State with Posse and Repent in 2010.