TOP SIRE BROKEN VOW PENSIONED
BROKEN VOW (Unbridled–Wedding Vow, by Nijinsky II) has been pensioned from stud duty, Pin Oak Stud.
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 Philip H. Iselin H.-G2 and Ben Ali S.-G3 and placed in the Gulfstream Park H.-G1, Fayette S.-G3, and the Meadowlands Cup H.-G2, 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% Blacktype horses from starters. BROKEN VOW sired 159 Blacktype horses in total, 80 of those Blacktype winners, as well as six champions. His six G1 winners include Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1 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 Blacktype 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.”