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.
This success at the yearling sales continued into 2018 where his yearlings sold up to $380,000. In fact, all of his yearlings sold in 2018 in New Zealand and Australia averaged $51,346, which is over 7.7 times his current service fee.
Pluck has a strong female pedigree, where his first three dams are all Group 1 performers on turf and have produced a combined 26 runners, 23 winners, 12 Stakes winners and 3 Gr.1 winners.
Pluck now has five crops of racing age 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 6 times his service fee. In fact, 17 of his progeny have earnt well over $100,000 on the track and he’s sired 22 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. This year Pluck is represented by 2 horses in the world’s richest country race; Star Boy, trained by Brett Cavanough, and Jennie Graham’s Awesome Pluck again.
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 demand for Pluck’s progeny is widespread. He has already sired winners in nine different countries with total earnings over $6.9million.
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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)