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First Pluck Foals Born At Vinery
Vinery Stud has welcomed the first foals by its young US-bred stallion Pluck (More Than Ready-Secret Heart, by Fort Wood). The son of More Than ready and Gr1-placed South African mare Secret Heart, joined Vinery's roster last year after suffering a career-ending injury that required emergency surgery for a twisted colon. During a brief but promising career spanning 7 starts, Pluck won 3 races highlighted by a memorable performance in the Gr2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf where he utilised his brilliant turn of foot to score a last to first victory. Among 150 mares covered in his debut season was the Giant's Causeway mare Miss Rangoon, the dam of Platinum Kingdom, who foaled a filly half-sister to the Gr3 winner. Some of the more high profile mares that are still due to foal include Chilean Gr1 winner La Chiflota (Hussonet), Gr3 winner Brief Embrace (Irgun), and listed winners Aragonce (Lake Coniston), Diamond Cove (Octagonal) & Diamond Hailey (Zabeel).