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Pluck with Garrett Gomez aboard runs to victory in the Juvenile Turf during the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 6, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pluck: the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner is by More Than Ready

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Pluck joins Vinery Australia stud roster

VINERY Stud has announced a new stallion for the 2012 southern-hemisphere breeding season: Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck.

A well-bred son of More Than Ready, Pluck displayed a good turn of foot to win the 2010 Juvenile on the Churchill Downs turf.

Trained by More Than Ready's trainer, Todd Pletcher, Pluck instantly took a liking to the turf surface, winning his maiden impressively at Belmont Park over 6f.

He faced Group company for the first time in the Group 3 Summer Stakes on the Woodbine 1m turf course, driving to a one-length victory and booking his ticket to the Breeders' Cup.

Bred in Kentucky, Pluck is out of stakes winner and multiple Group 1-placed Secret Heart, a daughter of successful Sadler's Wells stallion Fort Wood. The first three dams of Pluck are all stakes-winning mares who have produced a total of 23 horses to race for 21 winners, including 11 stakes winners and three Group 1 winners.

"Pluck is a veryexciting prospect to have standing here at Vinery. He is a magnificent looking horse with such great depth of pedigree and possessed an extraordinary turn of foot, the most important elements we look for in any potential stallion" said Vinery's Peter Orton.

"He sustained an injury in his three year old year preventing him from racing on which was a great disappointment, especially with the plans the stable had to take him to Europe for the Classics".

Pluck will stand his first season at Vinery in 2012 at a fee of A$11,000 (£6,860/€8,539).

 

 

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