PLUCK (USA)

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

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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, 107 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, 18 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. 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 demand for Pluck’s progeny is widespread. He has already sired winners in nine different countries with total progeny earnings over $8.1million.

Pluck stands for $2,200 inc. GST at Vinery Stud in 2020.

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 5 3 1 US$725,440
3 2 US$1,850
Totals: 7 3 1 US$727,290

At 2 :
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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)

* Information courtesy of Arion Pedigrees

* Information courtesy of Arion Pedigrees

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