A son of Dynaformer sold for $700,000 to Don Little's Centennial Farms to kick-start day four of the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale.
"We have been here from the beginning but we were hesitant on the first two days about anything," Little said. "We got a couple of colts yesterday under the price that we thought we would get them for, but this colt was our pick of the sale for the type of colt that we look for-- the Corinthian-types, the Colonial Affair-types. He was very athletic looking and had that look in the eye and we saved up for him."
Discussing Dynaformer as a sire, Little said, "Dynaformer has always gotten very good horses, but a lot of the individuals tend to be very coarse. This colt had every look and is a great athlete and had a great walk. Dynaformer can get you any type of horse-- grass, dirt, or whatever. We are anxious to go on with him."
Little said the colt would be shipped to Centennial Farms and would then be turned over to trainer Jimmy Jerkens.
The bay colt was bred in Kentucky Jamm and Mill Ridge Farm and was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
Produced from the Diesis mare Catumbella, the colt is a half-brother to grade I winner Honor in War and is from the family of French Horse of the Year Allez France.
"This horse has a fantastic pedigree-- look into the fourth and fifth dam," Little said. "This horse was exceptional and was just a stand out to us."