Swettenham Stud stallion Americain (USA) has 15 yearlings catalogued for the world-renowned Keeneland Sale starting on September 14.
Americain covered his first mares at Kentucky’s Calumet Farm in 2013 and has served full books in his first two southern hemisphere seasons at Nagambie’s Swettenham Stud.
His first Keeneland yearling is Lot 535, a filly from G3 Santa Ynez Stakes winner Queen Of Money (Corporate Report). She has already foaled the black-type winners Quiet Cash (Real Quiet) and Pocketfullofpesos (In Excess).
The chestnut filly is an April 1 foal and is being offered by John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services. Stuart has also catalogued the next Americains going under the hammer – fillies from Strike The Light (Smart Strike) and Avolo (Smart Strike).
Dynaformer (Roberto) died at Three Chimneys Farm three years ago and his 129th stakes winner arrived last Saturday (August 21) when Honey Lake claimed the Listed TOC Hcp (2200m) at Del Mar.
In North America, Dynaformer’s burgeoning sireline includes Temple City who has been represented by 5 stakes winners in his first two crops. He is based at Spendthrift Farm and had 4 two year-olds on USA Free Handicap in 2014 plus 6 Triple Crown nominees this year.
Dynaformer Group 1 winner Point Of Entry has his first foals on the ground at Adena Springs this year. He defeated Kentucky Derby – Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom in the G1 Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp and was the first horse since Theatrical to sweep the G1 Man o’ War Stakes, G1 Sword Dancer Hcp & G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in same year.
Another son of Dynaformer just starting out at stud is Three Chimneys Farm sire Brilliant Speed. He claimed the G1 Wood Memorial and was placed in a G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Americain spearheads the Dynaformer sireline in Australia and Swettenham Stud will catalogue his first southern yearlings at the 2016 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
“He was a superior stayer with a sensational turn of foot and will be an asset to the Victorian breeding industry,” says Swettenham owner Adam Sangster.
“He’s a striking individual and boasts amazing bloodlines with 170 stakes winners under his first five dams.”
Americain is standing for a $13,750 (inc gst) service fee at Swettenham this year.