Vindictive to Stand at Pegasus Stud in New Jersey

Vindictive | Sarah Andrew

Vindictive (Uncle Mo–Exotic Bloom, by Montbrook), a close second in last spring's GIII Pimlico Special S., has been retired and will stand his first season at stud in 2024 at the Spinella Family's Pegasus Stud in New Jersey.

The $200,000 KEESEP yearling purchase and half-brother to GI Breeders' Cup Distaff heroine Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat) was campaigned by Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods and trained by Todd Pletcher. He retires with a record of 8-4-1-1 and earnings of $300,960.

“Vindictive is an impressive physical specimen who has both performance and pedigree on his resume,” said Alex Solis, II of the Solis/Litt Bloodstock Agency. “His four victories from eight starts came in New York against top competition, including a decisive win over Cody's Wish (in a maiden special weight at Saratoga). Vindictive comes from the esteemed Uncle Mo line, known for producing exceptional sires, and he's a half-brother to the champion Stopchargingmaria.”

Pletcher described Vindictive as “a typical Uncle Mo offspring with great size, mental competitiveness, and definite Grade I stakes-winning ability.”

“Vindictive was a talented racehorse posting five single-digit Ragozin Sheets numbers in eight career starts,” said Rick Sacco, who purchased Vindictive for stallion duties. “He's a stunning, big, and athletic horse by one of the country's best stallions in Uncle Mo.”

“The female side of the pedigree is equally powerful,” added Sacco. “His dam, Exotic Bloom, was a stakes winner and she has produced a champion. Vindictive is a serious addition to the Pegasus Stud stallion operation and to the state of New Jersey breeding program in general.”

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