Americain’s victory in the G2 Zipping Classic at Sandown on Saturday came just 24 hours after it was announced his sire Dynaformer will stand for $150,000 at Three Chimneys Farm in 2012.
Joining Dynaformer as the most expensive sire in Kentucky next year is Darley’s instant stud success Bernardini.
Dynaformer (Roberto) is rising 27 but is in excellent health. “He’s as mean as he’s ever been and still regularly kicks bars out of his stall,” Three Chimneys president Case Clay said. “His mares will be boarded on the farm so they can be bred at an optimum time. We will limit his book to 40.”
Dynaformer was a G2 winner of the Jersey Derby during his racing days when trained by D. Wayne Lukas. He defied the odds early on in his stud career rising off an initial fee of $5,000.
Besides the Melbourne Cup winner, he also sired G1 Irish Oaks winner Blue Bunting earlier this year.
Dynaformer is also the sire of promising colt Dynamic Honour who won at Canterbury on Friday night. The Chris Waller trained galloper had broken his maiden at Gosford in October.
Dynamic Honour (3c Dynaformer – Madcap by Kingmambo) will be tried over 1600m before a break and, if all goes well, will be brought back for a G1 Australian Derby campaign. He was a $100,000 graduate of the Amarina Farm draft at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale.
Meanwhile, Americain is unlikely to travel to Hong Kong or Dubai and will instead be set for the G1 Ranvet Stakes and G1 The BMW at Rosehill before retiring to stud in Australia.
Connections will announce Americain’s new trainer early this week and negotiations for as stud career are also at an advanced stage.