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Big day for Dynaformer capped in Man O'War

Belmont Park: Man O'War Stakes (Grade 1), 3yo+, turf

POINT OF ENTRY (4 c Dynaformer - Matlacha Pass by Seeking The Gold)

Bred by Phipps Stable in Kentucky

POINT OF Entry provided his late sire Dynaformer with a 26th Grade 1 winner on Saturday when running out a convincing winner of the Man O'War Stakes as Aidan O'Brien's challenger Treasure Beach failed to fire in fifth.

His victory capped a big afternoon for his sire, who was also represented by the Grade 3 Stars And Stripes Stakes winner Ioya Bigtime and Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes heroine Starformer.

Dynaformer died in late April at the age of 27 following an outstanding stud career, the majority of which was spent at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky. His tally of Group/Grade 1 winners includes several European turf stars such as Blue Bunting, Lucarno and Rainbow View but the son of Roberto was also incredibly versatile, siring dirt runners of the calibre of Kentucky Derby hero Barbaro as well as a recent Grade 1 Polytrack winner in this season's Ashland Stakes heroine Karlovy Vary.

Trained by Shug McGaughey on behalf of his breeder, the Phipps Stable, Point Of Entry owns a pedigree steeped in Phipps tradition. He is a half-brother to the ill-fated 2006 Grade 1 Gazelle and Alabama Stakes heroine Pine Island (by Roberto's grandson Arch) and out of Matlacha Pass, a half-sister to the 2005 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Pleasant Home and Grade 2 scorer Country Hideaway. The latter is the dam of the Grade 1-placed Boca Grande and also worked with Dynaformer to produce Grade 3 winner Vacation.

Point Of Entry's third dam is the dual Grade 1 winner Maplejinsky, who also produced the 1993 Grade 1 Alabama Stakes heroine Sky Beauty as well as the dam of top miler Tale Of Ekati. Further back, it is the family of Dayjur.

 

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