When Hip No. 408 went through the sales ring Oct. 22 on the second day of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale, it marked the end of an era as the colt is believed to be the final yearling sired by the late Dynaformer to go through a public auction.
The colt, consigned by Damian and Braxton Lynch's Royal Oak Farm, was purchased by Brad Kelley's Calumet Farm for $140,000. The colt had been bought back for $85,000 at last month's Keeneland yearling sale.
Bred in Pennsylvania by Phyllis M. Wyeth, the colt was produced from the stakes-placed A.P. Indy mare Aztec Pearl and is from the family of grade I winner Acoma and U.A.E. Horse of the Year and sire Festival of Light.
Dynaformer, who was euthanized at Three Chimneys Farm in spring 2012, was an internationally influential sire, with his progeny earning more than $118 million to date.
Among his best-known offspring were Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro, Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) winner Americain , and $4.7 million dollar-earner Perfect Drift.
At auction, Dynaformer has been represented by 561 yearlings sold for an average $146,234, 2.83 times the national average.