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Temple City

Dynaformer / Curriculum, by Danzig
2005, - Entered Stud: 2011 | Fee: $5,000 Stands and Nurses | Nominated to: The Breeders' Cup, KTDF

Dynaformer's Only NTR-Setter at Stud

  • Only son of DYNAFORMER to hold a track record on the main track
  • Broke maiden by 3 ¼ first time out, 6 ½f on the main track at Santa Anita
  • Allowance wins at 8f on the main track (1:34.06) and 8 ½f on the turf course (1:39.39)
  • SPEED: Wire-to-wire in the Cougar II H. (G3) over multiple G1 SW Richard’s Kid, in New Track Record time at Del Mar. Set the pace when beaten a head in the Hollywood Turf Cup (G1) & American H. (G2)
  • By breed-shaping sire DYNAFORMER (142 SWs); out of a half sister to world class sire MALIBU MOON (80 SWs); 2nd dam is half sister to worldwide influence SEPTIEME CIEL
  • Bred to 327 mares his first three seasons combined
  • First yearlings averaged four times the fee in 2013, incl. $150,000$95,000; Purchasers include Nick de Meric, Deuce Greathouse, Don Ameche, Bradley Thoroughbreds, Spendthrift
  • First two-year-old in training sold for $230,000 at Keeneland April
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Temple City's Race and (Stakes) Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 1 1 0 0 $27,000
4 8 2 0 4 $138,720
5 6 1 2 0 $160,680
Totals 15 4 2 4 $326,400

Racing Highlights

Won at 3

  • A maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Park (6.5f, AW, defeating King of California, Star Time, Wharf Cat, Cajun Gent).

Won at 4

  • An allowance race at Santa Anita Park (8f, AW, defeating Trumpet Player Jay, Smooth and Savvy, Cat Brulay, Victory Joe, Beresford).
  • A race at Hollywood Park (8f, turf, defeating Skimmetry, Man to Man, Lockford, Cavanal, Epic Power, Augment, Robscarvic).

3rd at 4

  • Del Mar H (gr-IIT, 11f, to Spring House, Sir Dave, defeating Artiste Royal, Unusual Suspect, Obrigado, Porfido, Itsnotjustagame, Ghetto, Black Astor).

Won at 5

  • Cougar II H (gr-IIIA, 12f, by 3 1/4, defeating Unusual Suspect, Richard's Kid, Delightful Kiss, Lifeline).

2nd at 5

  • Hollywood Turf Cup S (gr-IT, 12f, to Unusual Suspect, by a head, defeating Buenos Dias, Treat Gently, Worth Repeating, Marlang, Big Shot Syd, Where's the Remote).
  • American H (gr-IIT, 9f, to Global Hunter, by a head, defeating Hyades, Glowing Praise, Red Door Drive, Meteore, Quindici Man, Oil Man).

Temple City Pedigree / Analysis

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Dosage Profile: DP = 9-6-26-0-1 (42) DI = 2.00 CD = 0.52
courtesy of Pedigree Query
dkb/br. 1985
b. 1969 [C]
br. 1958 [C]
b. 1959
dkb/br. 1978
b. 1968 [C]
b. 1964
b. 1999
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
b. 1961 [BC]
dkb/br. 1968
b. 1992
b. 1970 [BC]
b. 1980

Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Temple City

A very versatile and talented performer, Temple City also owns true stallion pedigree. A graded winner, and beaten only inches for grade one honors, Temple City won from 6½ furlongs – off a 1:08.4 three-quarters – to 1½ miles – a dominating graded victory over grade one winner Unusual Suspect. He is by the outstanding sire, Dynaformer – also an impressive turf scorer over 1½ miles – and his dam is a half-sister to the red hot stallion Malibu Moon, and out of a grade one winning two-year-old.

Dynaformer is a son of Roberto, a horse whose dam is closely related to the dam of Mr. Prospector, and Dynaformer has developed a strong affinity for Mr. Prospector line mares, this cross providing six of his grade one winners. Among the branches of Mr. Prospector that have produced notable winners for Dynaformer are Gone West (who could be brought in through Mr. Greeley, Elusive Quality, Speightstown, Grand Slam, and Proud Citizen), Seeking the Gold (sire of Mutakddim, Petionville and CapeTown), Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid), Carson City (sire of City Zip, Cuvee, Lord Carson, Good and Tough and Five Star Day), Woodman, Thunder Gulch (by Gulch) and Conquistador Cielo (sire of Marquetry).

Alydar like Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and again similarly-bred to Roberto on the distaff side of the pedigree. Dynaformer has stakes winners out of mares by Alydar sons Turkoman and Alysheba, and Alydar might also be brought in through Saratoga Six, Strike the Gold, Criminal Type, Easy Goer, Benchmark (giving a well-placed Danzig double) and Jeblar.

Dynaformer has also enjoyed great success when bred to mares from the Northern Dancer line (Temple City is out of a Northern Dancer line mare, but crossing a stallion over mares from his own broodmare sire line often works well). From this male line, Dynaformer has sired grade one winners out of mares by Storm Bird and his son, Storm Cat (who might be interesting through Storm Cat/Mr.Prospector crosses such as Tale of the Cat, Sea of Secrets, Storm Boot, High Yield and Pure Prize, through Forest Wildcat, Giant’s Causeway, Forestry, Tabasco Cat and Mountain Cat, as well as Stormy Atlantic, Stormin Fever, Bernstein, and Sir Cat). There is a grade one winner by Dynaformer out of a mare by Zilazal, a son of Nureyev, and Nureyev might also be brought in through Theatrical, Stravinsky and Alwuhush. Roberto combines very well with Northern Dancer through Dixieland Band, who has worked under Dynaformer, and could be brought in through such as Dixie Union, Dixie Brass, Citidancer, Dixieland Heat and Chimes Band. Another branch of Northern Dancer to find a strong affinity for Roberto, including Dynaformer, is Nijinsky II, who could be sourced through Strawberry Road, Royal Academy, Sky Classic, Seattle Dancer and Green Dancer (and his son Greinton). It could also pay to try mares carrying Nijinsky II’s three-parts-brother, The Minstrel. In addition there are Dynaformer stakes winners out of mares descending from Northern Dancer through Sadler’s Wells (sire of El Prado, Kitten’s Joy, and Artie Schiller, and grandsire of Medaglia d’Oro), El Gran Senor (sire of Lit de Justice and Helmsman), Lyphard (including a classic winner out of a mare by Linamix) and Sovereign Dancer (sire of Louis Quatorze).

Icecapade is a three-quarters relative to Northern Dancer, and Dynaformer has stakes winners for this line out of mares by Clever Trick (sire of Phone Trick), and Wild Again, who would be particularly interesting through Offlee Wild (out of a half-sister to Dynaformer), and could also be brought in through such as Wild Event, Wild Rush, Whiskey Wisdom, Vicar and Milwaukee Brew.

The Blushing Groom line is showing a marked affinity for Dynaformer, with grade one winner Americain out of a mare by Arazi, and three stakes winners out of daughters of Rahy. There are also two stakes winners by Roberto line stallions out of mares by Mt. Livermore (sire of Housebuster, Peaks and Valleys and Orientate), and it could also be worth considering mares descending from Blushing Groom through Runaway Groom (sire of Cherokee Run).

Dynaformer has sired grade one winners out of mares by the In Reality sons Relaunch and Valid Appeal. Relaunch sources including Skywalker, Honour and Glory, Slew Gin Fizz, Cee’s Tizzy, Bertrando, Officer, Put it Back and Tiznow, while among the sons of Valid Appeal  are Successful Appeal, Valid Expectations and Valid Wager.  

We can also note that Dynaformer and Danzig – the sire and broodmare sire of Temple City – have done very well with mares descending from Sharpen Up, with Dynaformer particularly liking Diesis, while other good crosses for Dynaformer have been Lord at War and Naskra (who can be found through Star de Naskra, Nasty and Bold and Olympia.

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