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Temple City

Temple City

Dynaformer’s Best Sire

$5,000 S&N
Dynaformer – Curriculum, by Danzig
2005, Dark Bay, 16.3h | Entered Stud: 2011 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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2023 racing: Already 4 Graded Stakes Horses on turf – second only to War Front among active sires in North America – led by FUTURO, winner of the Clasico Juan Arias-G1 in Venezuela; QUEEN OFTHE TEMPLE, winner of the Santa Barbara S. at Santa Anita, runner-up in the Santa Ana-G3; CITYONTHENILE, winner of the Harry Henson H.; DU JOUR, runner-up in the Kilroe Mile-G1 & Thunder Road-G3 at Santa Anita; ANOTHER MYSTERY, runner-up in the Elkhorn-G2 at Keeneland & Connally Turf Cup-G3 at Sam Houston; TEMPLE CITY TERROR, runner-up in the Bewitch-G3 at Keeneland, etc.

2022 racing: #2 Turf Sire in North America with 8 Black Type Winners, #3 with 4 Graded Winners, led by TEMPLE-G2, winner of Gulfstream’s $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2); ISAFORMER-G2, multiple GSW in Brazil in 2022; ANOTHER MYSTERY-G3, winner of the $200,000 Connally Turf Cup (G3); TEMPLE CITY TERROR-G3, winner of Keeneland’s $300,000 Dowager (G3), Aqueduct’s $300,000 Long Island (G3) and Churchill’s Keertana S.; PASS THE PLATE, winner of Fair Grounds’ Krantz Memorial S.; OCEAN SAFARI, winner of Gulfstream’s Honey Ryder S.; DYNADRIVE, winner of Saratoga’s Lure S.; TASS, winner of Colonial Downs’ Nellie Mae Cox S; as well as top-class GSHs like Breeders’ Cup-G1 performer & multiple G2-placed Artemus Citylimits.

2021 racing: 10 Graded SHs on dirt and turf combined, ranking him 15th in all of North America — tied with Uncle Mo, and more than Hard Spun, More Than Ready, Flatter, Street Sense, Twirling Candy, Maclean’s Music, etc. — including GSHs at Saratoga, Keeneland, Belmont, Churchill, Meydan, etc.

“a welcome reminder of the value offered by Temple City”
—Chris McGrath, TDN

A top 8 turf sire in North America by Earnings in 2021, led by 3yo colt DU JOUR, winner of the $500,000 American Turf-G2 on KY Derby day; 3yo GSHs It Can Be Done (Hill Prince-G2 at Belmont), Omaha City (Quick Call-G3 at Saratoga), and Amalfi Princess (Beaumont-G3 at Keeneland); G3 winner ISAFORMER; Churchill SW TEMPLE CITY TERROR; Arlington SW ANOTHER MYSTERY; 2yo SW BOISE, etc.

Two G1 winners of “Breeders’ Cup Challenge” races in 2019: Santa Anita’s dominant Shoemaker Mile (G1) winner BOLO-G1 (102 Beyer) & Saratoga’s impressive Sword Dancer (G1) winner ANNALS OF TIME-G1 (102 Beyer).

Lifetime: 54 black type horses & 13 graded winners on all surfaces, 2 champions, led by 3 G1 winners from his first two crops to race: 3-time G1 winner MISS TEMPLE CITY-G1 ($1,680,091), multiple G1 winner ANNALS OF TIME-G1 ($860,300), G1 winner & multiple G2 winner BOLO-G1 ($978,572), etc.

Renowned as one of the best-looking stallions in North America, and the most successful sire son of breed-shaper DYNAFORMER.

From a sire’s family: out of a DANZIG mare and half-sister to leading sire MALIBU MOON.

LOADED PIPELINE: Covered over 800 mares the last half dozen seasons combined.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
3 1 1 0 0 $27,000
4 8 2 0 4 ( 1 ) $138,720
5 6 1 ( 1 ) 2 ( 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, defeating King of California, Star Time, Wharf Cat, Cajun Gent).

Won at 4

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

3rd at 4

  • Del Mar H. at Del Mar (G2, turf, 11f, to Spring House, Sir Dave, defeating Artiste Royal, Unusual Suspect, Obrigado, Porfido, Itsnotjustagame, Ghetto, Black Astor).

Won at 5

  • Cougar II H. at Del Mar (G3, 12f, by 3 1/4 lengths, defeating Unusual Suspect, Richard's Kid, Delightful Kiss, Lifeline).

2nd at 5

  • Hollywood Turf Cup S. at Hollywood Park (G1, turf, 12f, to Unusual Suspect, by a head, defeating Buenos Dias, Treat Gently, Worth Repeating, Marlang, Big Shot Syd, Where's the Remote).
  • American H. at Hollywood Park (G2, turf, 9f, to Global Hunter, by a head, defeating Hyades, Glowing Praise, Red Door Drive, Meteore, Quindici Man, Oil Man).

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Pedigree

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Alan Porter’s 2024 Breeding Analysis for Temple City

A versatile and highly talented racehorse, Temple City also owns true stallion pedigree. A graded winner and grade one performer with high-class from 6½ furlongs to 1½ miles is by the outstanding sire, Dynaformer out of a half-sister to Malibu Moon.  With that background, it’s no surprise that Temple City has become a major sire with a trio of Grade one winners to his name.

Dynaformer is a son of Roberto, a horse whose dam is closely related to the dam of Mr. Prospector, and the Dynaformer line has developed a strong affinity for Mr. Prospector. Temple City is no exception to this trend and has grade one winner Miss Temple City and graded winner Pricedtoperfection out of mare by Artax, by the Conquistador Cielo horse, Marquetry, and graded winner Startup Nation out of a mare by Conquistador Cielo son, Wagon Limit. He also has grade one winner Annals of Time out of a mare by Distant View.

From the Gone West branch of Mr. Prospector, Temple City has stakes winner Pass the Plate out of a mare by Great Notion, a son of the Gone West stallion Elusive Quality (sire also of Quality Road and Smarty Jones). Other Gone West sources include Mr. Greeley – the broodmare sire of Temple City stakes winner Temple Fur – and sire of El Corredor and Whywhywhy, Speightstown (sire of Munnings and Central Banker), Grand Slam, and Proud Citizen. From a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, Temple City has sired stakes winner Trickle In, and Carson City can also be brought in through Cuvee, Lord Carson, Good and Tough and Five Star Day. There are Temple City stakes winner out of a mare by Dubawi, a grandson of Seeking the Gold (broodmare sire of two Dynaformer grade one winners, and sire of Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town). Temple City’s stakes winner Futuro is out of a mare by Distorted Humor (sire of Maclean’s Music, Jimmy Creed, Flower Alley, Drosselmeyer, Brethren, and Sharp Humor).

From the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, Temple City has graded stakes winner Temple who is out of a mare by Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute); 2023 stakes winner Souper Blessing is out of a mare by Summer Birdand stakes winner Cityonthenile is out of a mare by Pioneerof the Nile, a son of Empire Maker (also sire of Bodemeister, and himself sire of American Pharoah, Classic Empire and Cairo Prince). We can also note that Dynaformer had two graded stakes winners from mares by Unbridled’s Song (sire of Arrogate, Cross Traffic, Liam’s Map, Rockport Harbor (broodmare sire of Temple City stakes winner Dynadriver), Old FashionedHalf Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar, First Defence and Songandaprayer). Dynaformer graded winner Valedictorian is out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel) and there is a stakes winner out of a mare by Black Mambo (a three-quarters brother to Lemon Drop Kid, and by Kingmambo) and one out of a mare by Read the Footnotes (by Smoke Glacken). There are also stakes winners bred on the Dyanformer/Mr. Prospector cross out of mares by Woodman, Thunder Gulch (by Gulch), Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair), Hussonet and Chester House.

Dynaformer also enjoyed great success when bred to mares from the Northern Dancer line. From the Deputy Minister branch, Temple City has stakes winner Saratoga Heater out of a mare by Salt Lake. From this line there is also a Dynaformer stakes winner out of a mare by French Deputy, and Dynaformer line stakes winners out of mares byGhostzapper and his sire, Awesome Again (also sire of Paynter, Oxbow, Daaher, Toccet and Awesome of Course). Temple City has graded stakes winner Archaggelos out of a mare by Nureyev, and there is a grade one winner by Dynaformer out of a mare by Nureyev son Zilzal, suggesting daughters of Theatrical, Stravinsky, AtticusSpinning World and Unusual Heat. Roberto combines very well with Northern Dancer through Dixieland Band, who has worked under Dynaformer, and could be brought in through stallions such as Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags), Dixie Brass, Citidancer, Hook and Ladder, 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 Royal Academy (broodmare sire of a Temple City graded stakes winner) and Sky Classic. Dynaformer sired a grade one winner out of a mare by Storm Cat, and Temple City has a stakes winner out of a mare by Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart and Tale of Ekati, grandsire of Kantharos and Uncaptured) and a stakes winner out of a mare by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway, the sire of Eskendereya, Not This Time, Creative Cause, Carpe Diem and First Samurai. There is also a Temple City stakes winner out of a mare by Stormy Atlantic.

In addition, there are Dynaformer stakes winners out of mares descending from Northern Dancer through Sadler’s Wells, the sire of El Prado, and grandsire of Kitten’s Joy, Artie Schiller, Medaglia d’Oro (sire of Warrior’s Reward and Violence), Magician, Capo Blanco and Powerscourt; Danzig and his son Danehill and grandson Orpen, with Danzig also available through Exchange Rate, Hard Spun, Belong to Me, War Front (sire of Declaration of War, The Factor and Summer Front), War Chant, Langfuhr, Dayjur, Honor Grades and Polish Numbers.

Blushing Groom line mares have shown a marked affinity for Dynaformer, with Champion 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 and Kafwain).

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 (broodmare sire of Temple City stakes winner Xavey Dave), Put It Back and Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway), while among the sons of Valid Appeal are Successful Appeal, Valid Expectations and Valid Wager.

Temple City is out of half-sister to Malibu Moon, one of the most important sons of A.P. Indy. Since his sire Dynaformer is represented by grade one winner Karlovy Vary out of a mare by A.P. Indy son Pulpit (sire of Tapit and Sky Mesa – the broodmare sire of Temple City graded stakes winner Kimbear – and Stroll, with Tapit also being available through Frosted, Tapizar, Tonalist, Tapiture, Trappe Shot and Constitution). Temple City also has graded winning and grade one placed Du Jour out of a mare by Bernardini (sire of To Honor and Serve and Stay Thirsty) and this also opens the possibility of testing Temple City with daughters of such sires as Mineshaft, Old Trieste, Stephen Got Even and Jump Start, or even trying Malibu Moon mares to duplicate grade one winner Macoumba 3 x 3. The cross with A.P. Indy’s sire, Seattle Slew, through Chief Seattle has provided Temple City with his grade one-winning son, Bolo.

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, and there is a Temple City stakes winner out of a mare by the Sharpen Up line stallion Conveyor. From the Halo line, Temple City has graded stakes winner Temple City Terror out of a mare by More Than Ready (sire of Verazzano, Ready’s Image and Daredevil) and stakes winner Ocean Safari out of a mare by Devil’s Bag a brother Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Captain Bodgit, Popular, Sweetsouthernsaint and Yankee Victor).

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2024 Breeding Analysis for Temple City

A versatile and highly talented racehorse, Temple City also owns true stallion pedigree. A graded winner and grade one performer with high-class from 6½ furlongs to 1½ miles is by the outstanding sire, Dynaformer out of a half-sister to Malibu Moon.  With that background, it’s no surprise that Temple City has become a major sire with a trio of Grade one winners to his name.

Dynaformer is a son of Roberto, a horse whose dam is closely related to the dam of Mr. Prospector, and the Dynaformer line has developed a strong affinity for Mr. Prospector. Temple City is no exception to this trend and has grade one winner Miss Temple City and graded winner Pricedtoperfection out of mare by Artax, by the Conquistador Cielo horse, Marquetry, and graded winner Startup Nation out of a mare by Conquistador Cielo son, Wagon Limit. He also has grade one winner Annals of Time out of a mare by Distant View.

From the Gone West branch of Mr. Prospector, Temple City has stakes winner Pass the Plate out of a mare by Great Notion, a son of the Gone West stallion Elusive Quality (sire also of Quality Road and Smarty Jones). Other Gone West sources include Mr. Greeley – the broodmare sire of Temple City stakes winner Temple Fur – and sire of El Corredor and Whywhywhy, Speightstown (sire of Munnings and Central Banker), Grand Slam, and Proud Citizen. From a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, Temple City has sired stakes winner Trickle In, and Carson City can also be brought in through Cuvee, Lord Carson, Good and Tough and Five Star Day. There are Temple City stakes winner out of a mare by Dubawi, a grandson of Seeking the Gold (broodmare sire of two Dynaformer grade one winners, and sire of Mutakddim, Petionville and Cape Town). Temple City’s stakes winner Futuro is out of a mare by Distorted Humor (sire of Maclean’s Music, Jimmy Creed, Flower Alley, Drosselmeyer, Brethren, and Sharp Humor).

From the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, Temple City has graded stakes winner Temple who is out of a mare by Quiet American (grandsire of Midnight Lute); 2023 stakes winner Souper Blessing is out of a mare by Summer Birdand stakes winner Cityonthenile is out of a mare by Pioneerof the Nile, a son of Empire Maker (also sire of Bodemeister, and himself sire of American Pharoah, Classic Empire and Cairo Prince). We can also note that Dynaformer had two graded stakes winners from mares by Unbridled’s Song (sire of Arrogate, Cross Traffic, Liam’s Map, Rockport Harbor (broodmare sire of Temple City stakes winner Dynadriver), Old FashionedHalf Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar, First Defence and Songandaprayer). Dynaformer graded winner Valedictorian is out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel) and there is a stakes winner out of a mare by Black Mambo (a three-quarters brother to Lemon Drop Kid, and by Kingmambo) and one out of a mare by Read the Footnotes (by Smoke Glacken). There are also stakes winners bred on the Dyanformer/Mr. Prospector cross out of mares by Woodman, Thunder Gulch (by Gulch), Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair), Hussonet and Chester House.

Dynaformer also enjoyed great success when bred to mares from the Northern Dancer line. From the Deputy Minister branch, Temple City has stakes winner Saratoga Heater out of a mare by Salt Lake. From this line there is also a Dynaformer stakes winner out of a mare by French Deputy, and Dynaformer line stakes winners out of mares byGhostzapper and his sire, Awesome Again (also sire of Paynter, Oxbow, Daaher, Toccet and Awesome of Course). Temple City has graded stakes winner Archaggelos out of a mare by Nureyev, and there is a grade one winner by Dynaformer out of a mare by Nureyev son Zilzal, suggesting daughters of Theatrical, Stravinsky, AtticusSpinning World and Unusual Heat. Roberto combines very well with Northern Dancer through Dixieland Band, who has worked under Dynaformer, and could be brought in through stallions such as Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags), Dixie Brass, Citidancer, Hook and Ladder, 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 Royal Academy (broodmare sire of a Temple City graded stakes winner) and Sky Classic. Dynaformer sired a grade one winner out of a mare by Storm Cat, and Temple City has a stakes winner out of a mare by Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart and Tale of Ekati, grandsire of Kantharos and Uncaptured) and a stakes winner out of a mare by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway, the sire of Eskendereya, Not This Time, Creative Cause, Carpe Diem and First Samurai. There is also a Temple City stakes winner out of a mare by Stormy Atlantic.

In addition, there are Dynaformer stakes winners out of mares descending from Northern Dancer through Sadler’s Wells, the sire of El Prado, and grandsire of Kitten’s Joy, Artie Schiller, Medaglia d’Oro (sire of Warrior’s Reward and Violence), Magician, Capo Blanco and Powerscourt; Danzig and his son Danehill and grandson Orpen, with Danzig also available through Exchange Rate, Hard Spun, Belong to Me, War Front (sire of Declaration of War, The Factor and Summer Front), War Chant, Langfuhr, Dayjur, Honor Grades and Polish Numbers.

Blushing Groom line mares have shown a marked affinity for Dynaformer, with Champion 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 and Kafwain).

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 (broodmare sire of Temple City stakes winner Xavey Dave), Put It Back and Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway), while among the sons of Valid Appeal are Successful Appeal, Valid Expectations and Valid Wager.

Temple City is out of half-sister to Malibu Moon, one of the most important sons of A.P. Indy. Since his sire Dynaformer is represented by grade one winner Karlovy Vary out of a mare by A.P. Indy son Pulpit (sire of Tapit and Sky Mesa – the broodmare sire of Temple City graded stakes winner Kimbear – and Stroll, with Tapit also being available through Frosted, Tapizar, Tonalist, Tapiture, Trappe Shot and Constitution). Temple City also has graded winning and grade one placed Du Jour out of a mare by Bernardini (sire of To Honor and Serve and Stay Thirsty) and this also opens the possibility of testing Temple City with daughters of such sires as Mineshaft, Old Trieste, Stephen Got Even and Jump Start, or even trying Malibu Moon mares to duplicate grade one winner Macoumba 3 x 3. The cross with A.P. Indy’s sire, Seattle Slew, through Chief Seattle has provided Temple City with his grade one-winning son, Bolo.

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, and there is a Temple City stakes winner out of a mare by the Sharpen Up line stallion Conveyor. From the Halo line, Temple City has graded stakes winner Temple City Terror out of a mare by More Than Ready (sire of Verazzano, Ready’s Image and Daredevil) and stakes winner Ocean Safari out of a mare by Devil’s Bag a brother Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Captain Bodgit, Popular, Sweetsouthernsaint and Yankee Victor).

Media

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Temple City: he did it again in 2019
Temple City | Commercial
Temple City | 2010 Hollywood Turf Cup S. G1
Temple City | 2010 Cougar II Handicap G3
Temple City | 2021 Paddock
Temple City | 2021 Paddock
Temple City | 2020 Paddock | Autry Graham photo
Temple City | 2020 Paddock | Autry Graham photo
Temple City | 2019
Temple City | 2019
Temple City | Paddock 2018
Temple City | Paddock 2018
Temple City | Paddock 2014 | Barbara Livingston Photo
Temple City | Paddock 2014 | Barbara Livingston Photo
Temple City 2010 Cougar II Handicap G3 | Benoit Photo
Temple City 2010 Cougar II Handicap G3 | Benoit Photo
Temple City 2010 Hollywood Turf Cup G1
Temple City 2010 Hollywood Turf Cup G1
Annals of Time | 2019 Sword Dancer G1
Bolo | 2019 Shoemaker G1
Annals of Time | 2016 Hollywood Derby G1
Miss Temple City | 2016 Makers Mark Mile G1
Miss Temple City | 2016 Matriarch S. G1
Miss Temple City | 2016 Shadwell Turf Mile G1
Temple City Terror | Multiple G3 winner at Keeneland & Aqueduct in 2022 | Coady photo
Temple City Terror | Multiple G3 winner at Keeneland & Aqueduct in 2022 | Coady photo
Temple | 2022 Mac Diarmida G2 at Gulfstream | Coglianese photo
Temple | 2022 Mac Diarmida G2 at Gulfstream | Coglianese photo
Another Mystery | 2022 Connally Turf Cup G3 | Courtesy Sam Houston Park
Another Mystery | 2022 Connally Turf Cup G3 | Courtesy Sam Houston Park
Dynadrive | 2022 Lure S. at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Dynadrive | 2022 Lure S. at Saratoga | NYRA photo
Du Jour | 2021 American Turf-G2 | Coady photo
Du Jour | 2021 American Turf-G2 | Coady photo
Annals of Time | 2019 Sword Dancer-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Annals of Time | 2019 Sword Dancer-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Bolo | 2019 Shoemaker Mile-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
Bolo | 2019 Shoemaker Mile-G1 | Eclipse Sportswire photo
$325,000 colt o/o Anahauc Hip 906 | OBS April 2019 | Tibor & Judit photography
$325,000 colt o/o Anahauc Hip 906 | OBS April 2019 | Tibor & Judit photography
Valedictorian 2019 Suwannee River-G3 at Gulfstream | Coglianese photo
Valedictorian 2019 Suwannee River-G3 at Gulfstream | Coglianese photo
Bolo 2017 Arcadia S. G2
Bolo 2017 Arcadia S. G2
Archaggelos 2017 Grey S. G3 | Michael Burns Photo
Archaggelos 2017 Grey S. G3 | Michael Burns Photo
Annals of Time 2016 Hollywood Derby G1
Annals of Time 2016 Hollywood Derby G1
Miss Temple City 2016 Makers Mark Mile G1
Miss Temple City 2016 Makers Mark Mile G1
Miss Temple City (center) 2016 Matriarch S. G1
Miss Temple City (center) 2016 Matriarch S. G1
Bolo 2016 Arcadia S. G2
Bolo 2016 Arcadia S. G2
Pricedtoperfection 2016 Sweetest Chant S. G3
Pricedtoperfection 2016 Sweetest Chant S. G3
Temple Fur 2016 Betsy Ross S.
Temple Fur 2016 Betsy Ross S.
Temple City Walking Video