08/28/2001 12:00AM

Pin Oak vows to keep Broken Vow


Broken Vow, winner of the Grade 2 Iselin Handicap at Monmouth last Sunday, will retire from racing at the end of this season to take up stud duty at Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky. No fee has been set.

Josephine Abercrombie, who bred and campaigns Broken Vow, owns Pin Oak. Broken Vow will not be syndicated, according to Pin Oak manager Clifford Barry.

Barry said Abercrombie and trainer Graham Motion haven't finalized the 4-year-old Unbridled colt's racing plans for the rest of the season.

"There are a lot of options open," Barry said. "Graham has talked about the Meadowlands Cup, and he's even mentioned the Cigar Mile and Breeders' Cup Classic as possibilities."

Broken Vow is out of the Blushing Groom (Fr) mare Wedding Vow. He is the best foal to date for his dam, who also produced the stakes-winner Threshold, by Homebuilder.

Wedding Vow currently has a 2-year-old Affirmed colt named Indivisible and a Coronado's Quest weanling filly, and she is in foal to Seeking the Gold.