Point of Entry

Dynaformer - Matlacha Pass, by Seeking the Gold , 16.3 hands

Striking 5-time Grade 1 Winner by Dynaformer

  • Sire of Stakes winner Glamanation 
  • Other impressive early runners include filly Moonlight Rain, a debut winner over males
  • $500,000 + 2YOs on both sides of Atlantic - $675,000 OBS March colt & $515,000 Tattersalls colt
  • #2 First Crop sire by 2YO average & median
  • #3 sire in his crop by average & median at '17 Keeneland September Yearling sale
  • Yearlings have sold for $270,000, $210,000, $150,000, $140,000, $140,000 etc.
  • "I was particularly fond of Point of Entry. I thought he had extraordinary ability" - Shug McGaughey 
  • Defeated Kentucky Derby/Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom in Gulfstream Park Turf H. (G1)
  • Two-time Eclipse Award finalist; nearly $2.5 million in career earnings
  • “The pedigree to become Dynaformer's heir" - Avalyn Hunter
  • First horse since Theatrical to sweep Man o' War S. (G1), Sword Dancer H. (G1) & Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Inv. (G1) in same year
  • Past Joe Hirsch winners include the top international sires Kitten's Joy & Theatrical
  • Broke maiden on dirt by 15 1/2 lengths
  • Seven Grade 1 or Grade 2 winners on dirt under first three dams
  • Half-brother to a Grade 1 winner; from a powerful Phipps female line
Point of Entry Dynaformer Roberto Hail to Reason
Andover Way His Majesty
On the Trail
Matlacha Pass
Seeking the Gold Mr. Prospector
Con Game
Our Country Place Pleasant Colony
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1)
Sword Dancer Inv. (G1)
Gulfstream Park Turf H. (G1)
Manhattan H. (G1)
Point of Entry TV Spot
Man o' War S. (G1)
Glamanation - Shady Well S. (1st SW)
Moonlight Rain - Debut winner over males
Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 8 2 2 1 $87,890
4 7 5 1 0 $1,746,600
5 3 2 0 0 $660,000
Totals 18 9 3 1 $2,494,490

At 3


  • Maiden Special, on dirt at Gulfstream Park by 15 1/2 lengths

At 4
Eclipse Award finalist


  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. -G1
  • Sword Dancer Inv. -G1
  • Man o'War S. -G1
  • Elkhorn S. -G2


  • Breeders' Cup Turf -G1

At 5
Eclipse Award finalist


  • Gulfstream Park Turf H. -G1, over Animal Kingdom, etc.
  • Manhattan H. -G1  




First Stakes Winner for Point of Entry

Glamanation broke her maiden in style, taking Sunday's co-featured $125,000 Shady Well Stakes, at...

Glamanation broke her maiden in style, taking Sunday's $125,000 Shady Well Stakes, at Woodbine.

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Bred by Adena Springs, Glamanation banked $75,000 in victory while providing Point of Entry with his first stakes winner and third winner in five days.

Owned and trained by Mike Doyle, the daughter of Point of Entry-Golden Scarf by Orientate came into the 5 ½-furlong Tapeta sprint for Ontario-bred juvenile fillies off a fourth-place effort to the unbeaten Dream It Is in the My Dear Stakes on June 24. The bay finished second to that same rival in her career bow on May 27, Dream It Is is the early leader of the North American juvenile fillies after an sensational performance in the Schuylerville S. (G3) on the July 21 opening day card at Saratoga.

With Davy Moran aboard, Glamanation was settled in fifth of six as Miss Danielle and Jamaica Me Home duked it out through opening splits of :23.34 and :47.67, with favourite Moka Latte keeping close tabs on the duo. Moran moved Glamanation to the outside for the stretch drive and the pair soon picked off the leaders, before fending off the Silent Name filly Mega Monster by one length.

Glamanation covered 5 1/2-furlongs in 1:05.94.

An equipment change, adding the blinkers for the Shady Well, proved to be a winning move. 

"She ran second to Barb Minshall’s good filly (Dream It Is) the first time out and personally, I think she probably could have won that day,” said Moran. “When she went to go by, she started laying in on horses, so today, I tried to swing her out a little bit and she even tried it for a couple of strides. She’s only learning and she’s improving every race. I think there’s better for her to come still.”

Doyle is also hopeful of more pleasing results ahead, including the opportunity for his young pupil to test out the Woodbine green scene.

“Richard Hogan bought the horse in September (from Adena Springs),” said Doyle. “He called me and I bought her off him. She had a couple of vet issues you had to forgive her for and I just like the stallion and I kind of liked the way she looked. 

“I always keep thinking I should be running her on the grass,” he continued. “The way the races keep coming up – I thought she would have won maybe already by now and I could have just gone to turf – but now she’s won a nice race and her next start will hopefully be something headed towards the (Grade 1, Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In”) Natalma (September 17, at Woodbine).”  

-edited from www.woodbineentertainment.com, photo by Michael Burns

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Point of Entry has sired:
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From his first crop, 2yos of 2017, Point of Entry has sired:
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(dam by Orientate)
1st Shady Well S. (5.5F, AW)
2nd Ontario Debutante (6F, AW)

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated July 23, 2017

Point Of Entry is the late, great Dynaformer’s most accomplished son at stud and hails from an illustrious Phipps-cultivated female family. His first four dams, going back to Champion sprinter Gold Beauty, are all Grade 1 winners and/or Grade 1 producers. Point Of Entry is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Matlacha Pass, also the dam of MG1W Pine Island.

Dynaformer sired at least eight stakes winners and two Grade 1 winners from mares carrying Storm Cat within five generations. Seeking the Gold also clicked with Storm Cat as there are at least 37 stakes winners that show Seeking the Gold on the top half of the pedigree and Storm Cat on the bottom half. Point Of Entry’s half-sister, Chili Cat (SP) produced Cat’s Claw (by Dynaformer) confirming the compatibility of the Storm Cat influence with his immediate family. Two of the first nine six-figure yearlings by Point of Entry are out of mares carrying Storm Cat as are his $210,000 & $190,000 OBS March two-year-olds.

Point of Entry's first stakes winner, Glamanation, is out of a mare by the Blushing Groom grandson Orientate (by Mt. Livermore).

Daughters and granddaughters of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat out of a Rahy mare) are especially interesting for Point of Entry and he has a $130,000 September yearling on the cross. Dynaformer combined with Blushing Groom/Rahy to produce at least eight stakes winners including G1 winners Barbaro and Americain. Giant’s Causeway’s second dam is by Roberto and there are now at least 28 stakes winners inbred to Roberto through Giant’s Causeway. seven of them out of Giant’s Causeway mares.

Mares from the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer are worth considering for Point of Entry. There are over 315 stakes winners that show Roberto on the top side of the pedigree and Danzig on the bottom. Dynaformer has sired at least nine of those, five group/graded, including G1W Karlovy Vary. Daughters of the U.S.-based Danzig sons War Front, Hard Spun and Langfuhr hold particular appeal as mates for Point Of Entry, as do mares from the prolific European Danzig lines including Danehill and Green Desert. Two of the first nine six-figure yearlings by Point of Entry are out of mares showing Danzig.

Point of Entry's $675,000 OBS March colt is out of a mare by the El Prado stallion Medaglia d'Oro. The reverse of this Roberto/El Prado cross has yielded 16 stakes winners and five G1 winners.

Point of Entry’s highest-priced first crop yearling is out of a mare by Bertrando, a grandson of Relaunch and one of his early winners is out of a mare by another grandson, Tiznow. Dynaformer showed a strong affinity for In Reality, particularly through Relaunch, the broodmare sire of G1W Starrer and G3W Pommes Frites as well as the second damsire of G1W Star Billing. The Valid Appeal branch of the In Reality line has also produced a high degree of quality when crossed with Roberto-line stallions, producing G1W Collect the Cash (by Dynafomer) and Breeders’ Cup Champion Perfect Sting (Red Ransom).

Daughters of Ghostzapper (dam by Relaunch) are particularly promising for Point of Entry given Ghostzapper’s considerable success with mares descending from Roberto (G1W’s Contested and Stately Victor, etc.) and Seeking The Gold (G1W Better Lucky, etc.). There are over 50 stakes winners on the broader Roberto/Deputy Minister cross, including Dynaformer’s G1W Brilliant Speed. Mares by Ghostzapper’s sire Awesome Again (dam by Blushing Groom) are similarly intriguing as mates for Point Of Entry.

There are over 175 stakes winners that show Seeking the Gold on the top half of the pedigree and a return of Mr. Prospector on the bottom. Mares carrying Mr. Prospector’s son, Carson City (out of a Blushing Groom mare and also the damsire of Barbaro), or his son City Zip (a half-brother to Ghostzapper), are particularly interesting for Point of Entry. Point of Entry is the sire of a $500,000 first crop two-year-old out of a Carson City daughter.

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