Dynaformer in 2007
|Grandsire||Hail To Reason|
|Breeder||H. Joseph Allen|
|Trainer||D. Wayne Lukas|
|Jersey Derby (1988)
Discovery Handicap (1988)
Lucky Draw Stakes (1988)
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Dynaformer (April 1, 1985 – April 29, 2012) was a thoroughbred stallion, who stood at stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky. He was retired on 14 April 2012 after suffering an aortic valve rupture while in his stall. He was euthanised on April 29 at age 27, 9 years to the day after the birth of his Kentucky Derby winning son Barbaro. He was sired by Epsom Derby winner Roberto out of Andover Way (by His Majesty). Dynaformer's pedigree includes some famous names: Nashua, Ribot, Bull Lea, Blue Larkspur, Nearco, and Johnstown, among others.
Bred by Joseph Allen and owned by Paul Lynn, his trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, said Dynaformer "was the most difficult horse I ever trained." He was notorious for his surly and difficult temperament. Dynaformer started in 30 races, winning 7 of them, placing in 5, and coming in third twice. His career earnings amounted to $671,207. At age three, he won the Grade II Jersey Derby, the Grade II Discovery Handicap, the Lucky Draw Stakes. He placed in the General George Stakes and the Grade II Gallant Fox Handicap. At four, he was third in the Grade II Dixie Handicap.
As a sire
Dynaformer was a top sire four times in the last five years, and Number One in 2005. His stud fee reached $150,000 per live foal.
Dynaformer sired Barbaro, who won the Kentucky Derby in 2006. He also sired Mystery Giver, Perfect Drift, Point of Entry and Americain, winner of the A$6 million 2010 Melbourne Cup and now Dynaformer's leading stakes earner. In addition, he sired grass horse Lucarno, the winner of the G1 British Classic, the St. Leger Stakes. Dynaformer also sired Dyna King, who recovered from abandonment at the HEART Of Tucson Rescue And Therapy Stables.
Dynaformer was versatile, numbering among his get McDynamo, the five-time winner of the Grade I Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase. His best fillies are Riskaverse, Film Maker, Dynaforce and Blue Bunting.