Veteran Pin Oak Stallion Broken Vow Pensioned From Stud Duty - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Veteran Pin Oak Stallion Broken Vow Pensioned From Stud Duty

Broken Vow

Broken Vow (Unbridled–Wedding Vow, by Nijinsky II) has been pensioned from stud duty, Pin Oak Stud announced today.

The Pin Oak homebred won nine of his 14 starts, and won or placed in six graded stakes, earning $725,296. Trained by Graham Motion, Broken Vow won the Grade 2 Philip H. Iselin Handicap and G3 Ben Ali Stakes and placed in the G1 Gulfstream Park Handicap, G3 Fayette Stakes, and the G2 Meadowlands Cup Handicap, etc., before retiring to his birthplace in Kentucky to start his career at stud.

The 24-year-old stallion retires having been among the top 15 active sires, with an impressive 15 percent black type horses from starters. Broken Vow sired 159 black type horses in total, 80 of those black type winners, as well as six champions.

His six Grade 1 winners include Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and Eclipse champion Champagne Room, the co-topweight female sprinter of her year Sassy Image, as well as Cotton Blossom, Unbridled Belle, and Rosalind.  Additionally, Broken Vow is making his mark as a broodmare sire, as his daughters have already produced three champions and some 100 black type horses, including Eclipse champion Runhappy.

“First as a race horse and then as an anchor to our stallion roster for 20 seasons, Broken Vow is the embodiment of Ms. Abercrombie's breeding program, producing sound, competitive racehorses whose bloodlines endure,” said Clifford Barry, manager of Pin Oak Stud. “We appreciate the industry's support through the years, but mostly we thank Broken Vow for his loyal service to the farm and look forward to providing a well-deserved retirement for him here at Pin Oak.”

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