Sire: More Than Ready 1997
Dam: Secret Heart 1999
Dam Sire: Fort Wood
Born: 2008
Colour: Brown/black
Size: 16.1HH
Commenced Stud Duties: 2012
Service Fee: $2,200 inc. GST


The explosive Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and More Than Ready look-a-like, Pluck, made an immediate impact with his first crop selling to $100k. Following in his sire’s footsteps, Pluck averaged almost 6 times service fee ($61k) for his first yearlings offered at the Magic Millions, a sale which saw More Than Ready average $61,500 with his first yearlings prior to being crowned Champion First Season sire.

Pluck has a strong female pedigree, with his first three dams all being Group 1 performers on turf who have produced a combined 26 runners, 23 winners, 12 Stakes winners and 3 Gr.1 winners.

Pluck now has six crops of racing age, 112 winners and is becoming renowned for breeding toughness, soundness, versatility and a straight-forward, trainable attitude into his progeny. A great breed-to-race horse, Pluck’s average progeny earnings are over 18 times his service fee. In fact, 20 of his progeny have earnt well over $100,000 on the track and he’s sired 28 racehorses with earnings over $70,000.

In 2018, for the inaugural running of Randwick’s The Kosciuszko Pluck’s 4yo Awesome Pluck was 3rd, beaten 0.7 of a length. In 2019 Pluck was again represented by 2 horses in the world’s richest country race; Star Boy, trained by Brett Cavanough, and Jennie Graham’s Awesome Pluck.

With 4 Stakes winners, 9 Stakes performers, and an international pedigree, which is an outcross for Danehill line mares, it is not surprising to see that the Pluck progeny are performing and winning  regularly around the county and the world. He has already sired winners in nine different countries with total progeny earnings over $8.9million.

Pluck stands for $2,200 inc. GST.

(in U.S.A., Canada)

At 2 : Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf S., Gr.2 (1m beating Soldat and Willcox Inn), Woodbine Summer S., Gr.3 (1m beating Rockin Heat and Stormy Rush), Belmont Maiden Special Weight (6f), 4th Monmouth Continental Mile S., L (1m)
B. 1997
GW 7 wins
f:3287 r:2850 w:2065 SW:212
Southern Halo
B. 1983
SP 5 wins
f:1811 r:1385 w:1090 SW:173
B. or Br. 1969
GW 9 wins
f:724 r:602 w:450 SW:63
Hail to ReasonTurn-to1
CosmahCosmic Bomb14
Northern Sea
B. 1974
GW 7 wins
f:8 r:6 w:5
Northern DancerNearctic14
Sea SagaSea Bird2
Woodman's Girl
B. 1990
Wnr 3 wins
f:5 r:5 w:4 SW:1
Ch. 1983
GW 3 wins
f:1962 r:1664 w:1101 SW:100
Mr. ProspectorRaise a Native8
Gold Digger13
Becky be Good
B. 1981
f:13 r:9 w:6 SW:2
Good LandingFirst Landing9
Best Side1
B. 1999
SW 5 wins
f:7 r:4 w:3 SW:2
Fort Wood
B. 1990
GW 3 wins
f:1021 r:881 w:663 SW:78
Sadler's Wells
B. 1981
GW 6 wins
f:2140 r:1678 w:1082 SW:291
Northern DancerNearctic14
Fairy BridgeBold Reason19
Fall Aspen
Ch. 1976
GW 8 wins
f:14 r:13 w:12 SW:9
Change WaterSwapsAm.
Secret Pact
B. 1990
SW 4 wins
f:10 r:8 w:7 SW:3
Bush Telegraph
B. 1983
GW 9 wins
f:176 r:169 w:105 SW:10
Jungle CoveBold Ruler8
Maiden OverPersian Wonder9
No Ball5
Soho Secret
Ch. 1972
SP 10 wins
f:15 r:14 w:13 SW:7
Regent StreetGulf Stream8
Fair Spoken11
Secret LandingFirst Landing9
Smart Secret1

FORT WOOD 3 wins from 2000m to 2200m, US$322,134, Longchamp Grand Prix de Paris, Gr.1, Prix Noailles, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix Rieur. Champion South African Sire in 1998-99. Champion South African Sire of Broodmares in 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17. Sire of winners of over $24 million - 78 stakes winners, inc. HUNTING TOWER, DYNASTY, HORSE CHESTNUT, CELTIC GROVE, ELUSIVE FORT, THUNDERING STAR, WENDYWOOD, DOG WOOD, KIMBERLEY MINE, FORT DEFIANCE, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $42 million - 89 stakes winners, inc. MARINARESCO, CAPETOWN NOIR, MOKARO, THUNDER DANCE, ROYAL FANTASY, NOAH FROM GOA, CHERRY ON THE TOP, CAPTAIN AMERICA, WILLIAM LONGSWORD, MALMOOS.


1st Dam

SECRET HEART, by Fort Wood. 5 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, US$22,106, R302,835, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, L, 2d Greyville Golden Slipper, Gr.2, Kenilworth Prix du Cap, L, 3d Greyville Garden Province S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Paddock S., Gr.1, Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Thekwini S., Gr.2. Sister to Secret Mission (dam of HACK GREEN), three-quarter-sister to SUPERWOOD, JUSTTHEWAYYOUARE (dam of MALMOOS, CAPTAIN SPLENDID), Scandola, half-sister to COVENANT (dam of ERIK THE RED), PROMISEFROMMYHEART (dam of MASTER OF MY FATE), London Niece. Dam of seven foals, four to race, three winners, inc:-

PLUCK (c. by More Than Ready). Subject horse.

THREE HEARTS (f. by Hat Trick). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 8½f to 11f, US$282,173, Del Mar Red Carpet H., Gr.3, Keeneland Allowance, 2d Santa Anita Santa Ana S., Gr.2, Monmouth Little Silver S., L, 3d Santa Anita Santa Barbara H., Gr.3, Robert J Frankel S., Gr.3, Del Mar Red Carpet H., Gr.3, Colonial Downs Virginia Oaks, Gr.3, 4th Del Mar Kathryn Crosby S., L.


2nd Dam

SECRET PACT, by Bush Telegraph. 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, R265,690, Newmarket George Azzie Memorial H., L, Vaal Jack Patience Futurity S., L, Ascot-On-Vaal Sprint H., L, 2d Newmarket Henry Eatwell Memorial H., Gr.3, Turffontein Three Year-Old Sprint, Gr.3, Newmarket TR Lewis Memorial S., L, Issie Shenker Memorial H., L, Greyville Hibiscus S., L, 3d Milnerton Cape Flying Championship, Gr.1, Scottsville Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, Gr.1, Milnerton Southeaster Sprint S., L, 4th Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint S., Gr.1. Sister to LONDON NEWS, half-sister to BLUE SHADE, DANCING BLUES, RECONDITE, UNDERGROUND LADY (dam of LADY BROMPTON), WICKED ROSIE, Trafalgar House, Night Spot (dam of AMERICAN BADGER), So Happy (dam of SUPERWOOD), Vote Catcher (dam of FULL OF GOLD). Dam of 10 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

COVENANT (Western Winter). 7 wins from 1000m to 1600m, R979,085, Kenilworth Majorca S., Gr.1, Southern Cross S., Gr.2, Sceptre S., Gr.2-twice, Sweet Chestnut S., L, 3d Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint S., Gr.1, Kenilworth Southern Cross S., Gr.2, Clairwood Tibouchina S., Gr.2, 4th Clairwood Mercury Sprint, Gr.1. Dam of-

ERIK THE RED (Captain Al). 6 wins-4 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R551,625, to 2020-21, Kenilworth Cape Merchants, Gr.2, Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2, Kenilworth Cape of Good Hope Nursery, Gr.3, Summer Juvenile S., L, Somerset 1200, L, 3d Greyville Golden Horseshoe, Gr.2, 4th Scottsville Gold Medallion, Gr.1.

PROMISEFROMMYHEART (Elliodor). Champion 3YO Classic Filly in South Africa in 2003-04. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, R763,600, Greyville South African Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Newmarket Triple Tiara Fillies Guineas, Gr.1, Greyville Woolavington S., Gr.2, Clairwood Thekwini S., Gr.2, Turffontein Ipi Tombe Challenge, Gr.2, 3d South African Fillies Classic, Gr.2. Dam of-

MASTER OF MY FATE (Jet Master). 6 wins from 1200m to 1800m, R705,700, Kenilworth Peninsula H., Gr.2, Premier Trophy, Gr.2, Mercedes Benz Trucks H., Clairwood Spar KZN P., Rugby 5 H. Sire.

JUSTTHEWAYYOUARE (Fort Wood). 4 wins from 1600m to 2600m, R255,800, Turffontein Spook Express H., L, Vaal Racing Association H., 2d Vaal See You at Classic Day H. Dam of-

MALMOOS (Captain Al). 7 wins from 1200m to 2450m, R1,487,100, in 2020-21, Turffontein South African Classic, Gr.1, South African Derby, Gr.1, Gauteng Guineas, Gr.2, Kenilworth Concorde Cup, Gr.2, Turffontein Graham Beck S., Gr.3.

CAPTAIN SPLENDID (Captain Al). 4 wins at 1600m, 2400m, R810,625, Fairview East Cape Derby, Gr.3, Greyville Lonsdale Stirrup Cup, Gr.3, 2d Greyville Gold Vase, Gr.3, Fairview Algoa Cup, Gr.3, Durbanville Settlers Trophy, L, 3d Kenilworth Chairman's Cup, Gr.3.

Fidelity. Winner at 1600m, 2d Kenilworth Cape Town Prawn Festival Day H. Dam of-

DUE DILIGENCE (Silvano). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, R191,450, to 2020-21, Turffontein Starling S., Gr.3, 2d Greyville Devon Air S., L, 3d Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3.

GHAALLA (Var). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1600m, R398,875, Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3, Happy St Patrick's Day Juvenile P., 2d Turffontein South African Fillies Nursery, Gr.2, 3d Turffontein Johannesburg Spring Fillies & Mares Challenge, Gr.2, Starling S., Gr.3, Full Dividend No Limits Assessment P.

My Guiding Star. Winner at 1450m in South Africa. Dam of-

HASHTAGYOLO (Dynasty). 3 wins at 1600m, 1750m, R284,375, Greyville Flamboyant S., Gr.3, KZN Fillies Guineas Trial.

Vermentino. Unraced. Dam of-

FAVORITA (Gimmethegreenlight). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, R327,300, to 2020-21, Fairview East Cape Fillies Nursery, L, 2d Kenilworth Sceptre S., Gr.2, Scottsville Poinsettia S., Gr.3, 4th Kenilworth Fillies Nursery, Gr.3.

SECRET HEART (Fort Wood). 5 wins. See above.

Secret Mission. Winner at 1200m in South Africa. Dam of-

HACK GREEN (Gimmethegreenlight). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, R970,000, Greyville Umkhomazi S., Gr.2, Scottsville South Africa Million Sprint, Greyville Kas Govender Memorial S., 2d Scottsville Racing It's a Rush P.

PLUCK 3 wins at 2, US$727,290, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf S., Gr.2, Woodbine Summer S., Gr.3, 4th Monmouth Continental Mile S., L. He entered stud in Aust. in 2012. Sire of 229 progeny to race, 123 winners (53.0%), earnings of over $9.9 million, 5 stakes winners, 5 stakes placegetters, inc.

LIFE ON THE WIRE (13f, Vettori, Kenmare). 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$375,425, TTC Vamos S., Gr.3, TRC Bow Mistress S., Gr.3, MRC Ladbrokes Money Wire H., Ladbrokes H., TTC Groovers H., Field Family H., TRC Schweppes H., Magic Millions P., 2d TRC Tasmanian Guineas, L, Hobart Guineas, L, TTC Armidale Stud Trophy, 3d TTC Vamos S., Gr.3, MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost Exotics H., TTC Hesketh McCrimmon Cup, Drummond Golf H., 4th TTC Gold Sovereign S., L.

MONGOLIAN WOLF (13g, Tale of the Cat, Flying Spur). 7 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2400m, NZ$35,510, A$339,395, ATC Frank Packer P., Gr.3, Counties RC NRM H., Qld Tatt's RC Hit105 H., SAJC Medallion Homes H., GCTC Light Horse Brigade H., 2d BRC Thank Healthcare Workers H., Taree RC Taree Gold Cup, SAJC Fleurieu Milk H., AAMI H., 3d Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, BRC Membership at BRC H., ATC Members H., SAJC Soul Growers Wines H., 4th Levin RC Ryder S., L, Wyong Gold Cup, L.

ASPECT (14g, Lonhro, Secret Savings). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1300m, A$191,600, VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, SAJC Ubet H., 2d VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.

HAPPY GO PLUCKY (13g, Hussonet, Danehill). 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 2200m to 2020-21, A$488,985, Ipswich Cup, L, BRC TAB H., XXXX Dry H., 2d BRC RQ Naidoc Celebration Race H., ATC Coastal Carpet & Flooring H., Ranvet H., Hyland Boxing Day Sale H., BRC XXXX Dry H., Mittys H., TAB Venue Mode H., Ascot Green P., 3d SCTC Caloundra Cup, L, BRC TAB Live Sky Vision H., Qld Racing Integrity Comm H., GCTC TAB H., Ladies in Racing Magazine H.

RHAEGAR (16g, Grandera, Rivotious). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m to 2020-21, NZ$82,269, A$18,700, Auckland Futurity S., L, ARC Platinum & Plug Digital H., 3d ARC Barfoot & Thompson H., 4th ATC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3.

Lucky Louie (14f, Clang, Jugah). Winner at 1200m, A$105,345, 2d VRC Ottawa S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Gimcrack S., L, 4th ATC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2.

Plucky Girl (13f, Redoute's Choice, Dehere). 8 wins to 1400m, A$308,725, Tamworth Showcase Cup, BRC Oh Hello P., GCTC Perfect Italiano P., Subscribe to Aquis Farm P., Ipswich TC Gunnedah Burrell Development. H., SCTC Chaps Menswear H., 2d BRC Weareco H., Ubet H., GCTC Seafood Buffet Restaurant H., Sky Racing P., Happy Birthday Thoroughbreds H., 3d Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic, L, BRC UMS School Wear H., Ezidebit H., Ipswich TC Fashions on the Field H.

Star Boy (14g, Mossman, Red Ransom). 7 wins to 1300m, A$308,680, ATC TAB Highway H., 2d Clarence River JC Ramornie H., L, Scone RC Ortensia S., L, ATC Fugen Constructions H., Winter Racing H.

Lady Pluck (15f, Excites, Rocket to Mars). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2021-22, A$203,725, MRC Walk for Phil H., TRC Carbine Club P., TTC PFD Food Services Classic H., TRC P., 2d TTC Gold Sovereign S., L, 3d VRC Cap d'Antibes S., L.

Gasoline - Jade Theatre (H.K.) (13g, Danehill, Reference Point). 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m to 2020-21, NZ$43,000, HK$4,635,345, ARC Coca-Cola S., HKJC Perfect Gear H., Staunton H., Tung Lung Chau H., Hong Kong Club Challenge Cup, 2d Waikato RC Wentwood Grange 2YO S., HKJC Citi Sprint Challenge Cup, Tin Ha Shan H., San Po Kong H., Duddell H., 3d Matamata RC Slipper S., L, HKJC Cultural Legacy H., Po Lam H., Li Cup.

Cogliere (13g, Delago Brom, Sir Tristram). 6 wins-2 at 2-from 800m to 1600m, A$394,010, Taree-Wingham RC MNCRA Country Championships Qualifier, ATC TAB Highway H., SCTC Omni Australia H., 2d ATC TAB Rewards 2YO H., Taree RC Taree Cup, 3d ATC 2YO H., Taree RC Taree Gold Cup, Coff's Harbour RC Coffs Cup, GCTC Perfect Italiano P., 4th ATC Inglis 2YO Classic, RL.

Our Moon Shadow (13g, Stravinsky, Zabeel). 9 wins at 1000m, 1200m, R606,583, Greyville Follow Gold Circle on Instagram H., Call Telebet Track and Ball Fixed Odds H., 2d Griqualand Wsb Sprint, 3d Greyville Rugby 5 H., Racing It's a Rush H., Precision Engraving H.

Removal (13g, General Nediym, Spectrum). 7 wins to 1200m, A$249,485, BRC Madison Cleaning Services H., Astrojump Family Raceday H., 2d SAJC Adel Festival of Racing H., SCTC Yalumba Wines Provincial Final H., 3d GCTC Canadian Club & Dry H., MRC Hyland EOFY Sale H.

All Pluck (13g, Irgun, Imperial Baron). 6 wins to 1200m, A$130,375, BRC Mount Franklin H., Grantawish P., GCTC Perfect Italiano H., 2d BRC Veuve Society H., Doomben Cup Day P., Ipswich TC Ray White Ipswich H., Carlton Draught H., SCTC Caloundra Cup Raceday H., 3d BRC Qld Council of Unions H., Blokes Day Out H., Ipswich TC Follow ITC at Ipswichturfclub P., Beach Party on Sale P.

Awesome Pluck (14g, Mossman, Red Ransom). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$354,200, BRC Inglis Easter Sale H., Sprite H., 2d Port Macquarie RC Country Championship Qualifier, Qld Tatt's RC Hit105 P., 3d ATC Kosciuszko P., TAB Rewards 2YO H., Port Macquarie RC MNCRA Country Champ Qualifier, ATC ANZ Bloodstock News H., BRC Kidney Health Australia P.

Hidden Legend (16g, Lonhro, Flying Spur). 3 wins to 1300m to 2020-21, A$142,690, MRC Joe Brown H., Ladbrokes Back Yourself H., 2d MRC Mal Seccull H., Ladbrokes Switch H., Ladbrokes Odds Boost H., MVRC Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge H., 3d MVRC Dynamic Print Group Sprint H., Cranbourne TC Highview Accounting Services H.

Pluckit (13g, Secret Savings, Royal Academy). 3 wins to 1400m, Oakbank RC Bickfords H., 3d SAJC M&J Chickens Autumn Series H., Hughes Limousines H., Irish Race Day H.

Pluck That - Winwin Ruby (H.K.) (13g, Dubawi, Danehill). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, Waikato RC NZ Bloodstock Insurance Pearl Series 2YO H., HKJC Jasper H., 2d HKJC Guangzhou H., Tak Wah H., 4th Wanganui JC Castletown S., L.

Fionnlagh (14g, Fasliyev, Scenic). 2 wins at 1000m, Ipswich TC Book Your ITC Event H., 2d Ipswich TC Schweppes Cannonball H.

Knysna Rose (13f, Springsteen, Wallenda). 2 wins at 1450m, 2600m, R317,900, Turffontein Betting World H., 2d Turffontein Kylan Office Supplies H., Supabets Novice H., Vaal Full Dividend No Limits Middle S.

Beyond Brave (13g, Desert King, Vain). 2 wins at 1350m, 1600m, BRC Mirvac Ascot Green H., 3d BRC Homeloans Monipower H.

Creidne (13f, Octagonal, Danehill). 2 wins at 1200m, GCTC W Wilson Medal ATA Function H.

Step Aside (16g, Exceed and Excel, King's Best). Winner at 1400m, SCTC McGrath Buderim P.

Harlem Child (13f, Blevic, Privilege). Winner at 1000m, SAJC Schweppes P., 2d SAJC Letcher Moroney Account H., 3d SAJC James Boag's Premium H.

Ready for Love (14f, Kashani, Pass the Glass). 4 wins at 950m, 1100m, A$93,525, 2d Ipswich TC Sirromet H., 3d ATC TAB H., Bowermans Furniture H.

Classy Anna (14f, Frisco View, Biscawong). 4 wins to 1100m, A$78,155, 3d ATC All Too Hard at Vinery H.

Belle's Pluck (14g, Salieri, Ideal Planet). 4 wins to 1200m to 2020-21, A$87,140, 3d Ipswich TC Base Metal Fabrication H.

Enterprise Jack (15g, Semipalatinsk, Tom's Shu). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, 2d BRC Eva Air H., Treasury Brisbane H., 3d Ipswich TC Sky Racing P.

Marrock (13g, Danehill, Marauding). 3 wins to 1400m, A$95,276, 3d ATC Australian Turf Club H.

Hidden Fortune (13f, Red Ransom, Danehill). 3 wins at 1200m, 1350m, 2d SAJC Holdfast Insurance H., Bob Cowper OAM Memorial P., 3d SAJC Akeed Mofeed at Goldin Farms P.