Multiple grade II winner Private Vow has been acquired by Jay and Terry Adcock’s Red River Farms near Coushatta, La. The 5-year-old son of Broken Vow will stand for a fee of $2,000 in 2009.
As a juvenile, Private Vow won the 2005 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park and Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. The following year, his third-place finish in the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) stamped his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), where he finished off the board.
Private Vow, who raced for Mike McCarty and was trained by Steve Asmussen, is out of the winning Deputy Minister mare Smooth as Silk. He retired with $491,312 in earnings and won four of 12 career starts.