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Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Plenty of Kicks Joins

Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Plenty of Kicks Joins

The roster of TrueNicks stallions includes some outstanding performers from around the globe, and the latest of these is Brazilian superstar Plenty of Kicks (BRZ) (TrueNicks), who retires to Haras San Francesco for the 2013 breeding season.

Plenty of Kicks finished second over seven furlongs on his debut but was to go undefeated in seven subsequent starts, capturing the Brazilian Triple Crown and earning titles as champion 3-year-old colt and Horse of the Year. A group I winner at a mile, 1 1/4 miles, and 1 1/2 miles, Plenty of Kicks gained his first black-type win in the Grande Premio Jockey Club Brasileiro (Brz-I), and completed a group I-winning hat trick by adding the Grande Premio Presidente da Republica and Grande Premio Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

Stepping up to 10 furlongs for the first time, Plenty of Kicks added the Grande Premio Francisco Eduardo de Paula Machado (Brz-I), and then completed his career—and his sweep of the Triple Crown—in the Grande Premio Cruzeiro do Sul (Brz-I), scoring by 3 1/4 lengths while running 2400m (about 15 yards shy of a true 1 1/2 miles) in an extremely quick 2:24.8.

Plenty of Kicks is by the Premio Ribot (Ity-II) victor Crimson Tide, a son of Sadler's Wells who has sired 21 stakes winners in Brazil including other Brazilian champions Dolly Max and Tanta Honra, and U.S. graded scorer Zardana. Plenty of Kicks is out Pleni Turbo, a stakes-winning and group I-placed performer in Brazil. A daughter of the Mr. Prospector horse Choctaw Ridge, Pleni Turbo is also dam of Plenty of Kicks' stakes-winning brother Palais des Festivals. The second dam, Plenitud, is a very close relative to the two-time Grande Premio Presidente da Republica victor Heracleon.