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FAIRYTALE ENDING: Dyna Double One Retired from Racing

Dyna Double One (pictured) has been retired to stud effective immediately just days after becoming the third greyhound in history to clock $1M in prize money.
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It is a fairytale end to a decorated career. Just three nights ago he became the first greyhound since Tangaloa in 1980 to capture the Melbourne Cup/Australian Cup double, and he will soon stand with Tony Wiseman at stud in NSW.
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“Part of me felt we needed to keep running him because the sport has been through some hard times recently and he had such a big following. It was a really tough decision, but he deserves a break,” said Jan Wheeler, wife of breeder Paul Wheeler and mother of owner Brendan Wheeler.
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Dyna Double One’s speed is undeniable and, combined with his incredible determination and four Group 1 victories, all augers well for his pending stud career.
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Korie Henrich, daughter of trainer Andrea Dailly, was devastated by the news that Dyna Double One would depart their Anakie home on Friday.
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“We get these beautiful greyhounds and we fall in love with them and then we have to give them back. It’s a bit like being a foster carer. It’s really hard to let them go,” Korie said.
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Dyna Double One has finished his career with 54 starts for 31 wins, nine seconds and six thirds with a staggering $1,160,316.00 in prize money, second only to his recently retired kennelmate Fernando Bale ($1,299,370).
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He was a major reason why The Meadows attracted a crowd in excess of 4,000 people three nights ago at the Australian Cup (525m).
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Three weeks ago he took out the Group 1 Rookie Rebel over the 600 metre journey at The Meadows, and he retires with two metropolitan middle distance track records to his name.
Korie Heinrich, daughter of Dyna Double One’s trainer Andrea Dailly, has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to Dyna Double One, who she affectionately knows as ‘Doogsy’.


WATCH: 2016 Australian Cup night was Dyna Double One’s final race.

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