Dynaformer, who is one of North America’s leading sires, is an elder statesman among stallions. But Case Clay, the president of Three Chimneys Farm, said the son of Roberto’s performance in the breeding shed at the Central Kentucky nursery this year indicated that he will be able to continue his stud career in 2011.
“He was getting about half of his mares in foal throughout the breeding season up until mid-April, and then he just started getting them in foal one right after the other,” Clay reported July 31. “He ended up getting 69% of his mares in foal and that made us think, ‘Wow, that’s a very respectable rate.’ One breeder sent five mares to him and they all got in foal.”
Dynafomer covered 70 mares in all, according to Clay.
“I don’t know if we’re going to do this or not, but we’re leaning toward limiting him further and giving him a 40-mare book next year,” Clay said. “We’ll have to talk to the syndicate about that. He has a 40-share syndicate and that (limiting his book) would basically eliminate the bonuses.”
Dynaformer, who was a grade II winner, had sired 116 stakes winners as of July 31, according to The Jockey Club. He was ranked 14th on this year's list of leading sires by progeny earnings, as of July 31, with $3,485,834.
“He’s doing well physically, and he’s still as mean as a snake,” Clay said. “That’s always been his attitude. Nothing’s changed.”
Robert and Blythe Clay are the owners of Three Chimneys.