Breeders’ Cup sensation Pluck was the focus of attention at Vinery Stud’s stallion parade in Scone on Sunday.
Pluck is the latest recruit to the Vinery line-up which is headlined by his illustrious sire More Than Ready. Also on the roster this year are Congrats, Myboycharlie, Onemorenomore Testa Rossa, Mossman, Dubleo, Excites and, of course, the `captain’ More Than Ready.
The spitting image of More Than Ready, Pluck has already amassed a sizeable book of mares that will hopefully help him emulate his father’s first-season crown in 2004-05.
Pluck is sure to garner his share of admirers this weekend, he will have competition from associate sires Congrats, Myboycharlie, Onemorenomore Testa Rossa, Mossman, Dubleo, Excites and of course the `captain’ More Than Ready. Unfortunately, the red hot new first season sire in the U.S, Big Brown will not shuttle this year.
With the new serving season ready to begin later this week, Vinery is looking ahead with a buoyancy unmatched since it arrived on to the scene more than a decade ago.
“It takes a lot of time, work and effort to bring together a roster like we have at present,” says Vinery’s Adam White. “I think we are also very fortunate to have such a roster. Proven horses such as More Than Ready, Testa Rossa and Mossman are models of consistency.
“Young stallions such as Onemorenomore and Myboycharlie have set the auction rings alight with their first crop weanlings and yearlings this year. And now a horse such Pluck offers so much to breeders at a very affordable price and he has already secured a great book of mares.
“Vinery has always endeavoured to satisfy breeders need to make money on their investment and we believe our service fees on all of the stallions in 2012 are in-line with that policy.”