Point of Entry

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

Striking 5-time Grade 1 Winner by Dynaformer

  • $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
  • "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)
$675,000 OBS March Colt
$210,000 OBS March Filly
Manhattan H. (G1)
$190,000 OBS March Colt
Point of Entry TV Spot
Man o' War S. (G1)
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  




$500,000 Point of Entry Colt at Tattersalls Craven Sale

A protracted battle between Angus Gold and Kevin Ryan for this colt goes the way of Shadwell at...

A protracted battle between Angus Gold and Kevin Ryan for Lot 53, a lovely Point of Entry colt, goes the way of Shadwell at 390,000gns (about $515,000 USD). The price was the second highest of the opening session. He is yet another successful Keeneland pinhook, having cost Wycombe House $140,000 as a yearling. He was sold today by Malcolm Bastard.


"He is a beautiful mover," said the vendor. "He is a May foal so you would hope for some improvement, but he is a big strong horse with pace."

Watch Lot 53 breeze
Jake Warren was among the underbidders on the colt, a fine representation for his first-crop sire. He is also from a family that Shadwell know well as the half-brother to their Prix Daniel Wildenstein winner Taareef.

"We have the half-brother and he's a decent horse," said Gold. "This is our first Point Of Entry - the sire was a genuine top-class horse on turf.
"Sheikh Hamdan saw him breeze and liked him very much. He'll decide when he sees him who he'll go to."

The colt was bred by Dixiana Farms out of the stakes-placed Sacred Feather. He is out of Sacred Feather (Carson City), dam of the prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2) winner Taareef. His grand-dam Marianna's Girl, was the dam of 13 winners, six of which were black-type.
Point Of Entry, one of the last really good sons of Dynaformer to stud, stands at Adena Springs Farm in Kentucky for $20,000. He won nine starts for Shug McGaughey and breeder Phipps Stables, including the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, in which he beat Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, Man O'War Stakes and the Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes. He now has $500,000-plus juveniles on both sides of the Atlantic and they're averaging $397,384, good for second in his sire crop.

- edited from www.RacingPost.com (Nancy Sexton) & Tattersalls.com

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Point of Entry's first crop races in 2017.

Progeny Photo Gallery Mating Recommendations

Updated April 18, 2016 

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.

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 the Relaunch grandson Bertrando. 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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