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26yo American Sire Has Australian City Double

20-11-2011

 

ONE of America’s oldest currently active sires, the 26-year-old Dynaformer, had a metropolitan double in Australia at the weekend. It was provided by the Chris Waller prepared Dynamic Honour, a 3-year old colt who was successful by 1.8 lengths in an event at 1250m at Canterbury on Friday evening, and the world class stayer Americain, the dominant winner of the $350,000 Sandown Classic (2400m) on Saturday.

 

The latter race is a historic spring test which was first held in1888 and which was run this year under the banner of the Zipping Classic, honouring the achievements of Zipping, the Danehill gelding who won it a record four times, successive years, 2007-010.

 

Zipping won last year’s Classic after coming off a fourth in the Melbourne Cup. Americain, an American foaled performer trained in France heading, on retirement, to an Australian stud career, replicated these performances this year, but was visiting Melbourne Cup winner in 2010.

 

Out of America, a Group 2 and 3 middle distance winner at Longchamp, France by the Blushing Groom world champion 2-year-old Arazi, a sire used at The Independent Stallions stud at Nagambie, Victoria, the now 7-year-old stallion Americain has had five outings in Australia for wins in the Geelong Cup and Melbourne Cups last year and in the Moonee Valley Cup and Sandown Classic this spring.

 

All told, he has gone to the post on 28 occasions for 11 wins and over $5.3million. He has had seven successes in France, the first at 1400m and the others in the 2400-3100m range, including two Group 2s at Longchamp, and was third last December in the Group1 Hong Kong Vase.

 

In contrast to Americain, the Dynaformer Sydney winner Dynamic Honour is an Australian foal. He was got in America, but was produced to southern hemisphere time (September 21, 2008) in the Hunter Valley by his imported dam Madcap and sold by Amarina Farm, Denman, Hunter Valley, to his owner P.Y. Ng, Hong Kong for $100,000 at the Inglis Easter yearling sale.

 

Owned by Amarina Ventures, Madcap has followed Dynamic Honour with a colt by glamour Darley visitor Bernardini in 2009 and in the last two years by a filly and then a colt by Myboycharlie, a champion French juvenile by the Danehill sire Danetime closely related to Snippetson standing at the Vinery stud, Hunter Valley. Myboycharlie is to have first crop yearlings at 2012 sales.

 

Raced four times for two wins and a nose second, Dynamic Honour could be more stakes material for the Waller stables. He also looks worth considering as a sire prospect, not only because of the standing of his sire, but also the strength of his maternal breeding.

 

Madcap is by Kingmambo, a leading European miler and noted sire by Mr. Prospector, and from Banner Dancer, a half-sister by Danzig to the Mr. Prospector champion sire Hussonet, one available this year at the Cornerstone stud on Lindsay Park in South Australia.

 

The original Lindsay Park was the base for Australian racing and sire use for At Talaq, a leading European performer 2400-3000m and a Melbourne Cup and Mackinnon Stakes winner and Caulfield Cup and Australian Cup second in Australia. He died at 14, but supplied 244 winners (25 SWS) of 933 races and $19.7million.

 

At Talaq was by Roberto (by Hail to Reason), sire also of four years younger Dynaformer, a 17.0 hands near black product of Andover Way, a Group1 winner by the Ribot’s son His Majesty, sire also of the dam of Danehill.

 

Through his long stud career, Dynaformer has supplied from use in America19 crops of racing age, 750 winners (106 SWs) of over 2400 races and $15million. He has had four winners, including Americain and Dynamic Honour, and a placegetter from five Australian runners. 

 

Courtesy of Brian Russell Bloodstock Media Services  

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