Grade II winner Broken Vow has been retired from racing following his runner-up effort in the Oct. 27 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland and will enter stud at Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 4-year-old colt, who came out of the race with a filling in an ankle, will stand for $10,000 live foal.
"It's not too serious, and although we had hoped to race him once more, there's no sense taking any chances," said farm manager Clifford Barry.
A Pin Oak homebred, Broken Vow (Unbridled--Wedding Vow, by Nijinsky II) won or placed in 13 of 14 starts. He captured this year's Philip H. Iselin Handicap (gr. II), plus the Ben Ali (gr. III), R. R. M. Carpenter Jr. Memorial, and Skip Away Stakes. His four stakes-placing this year came in graded events, including the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. I).
Broken Vow, a stakes winner in 2000 when he won all four of his starts, retires with nine wins and earnings of $725,296.