I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting almost a year for the news of who Champion Fanta Bale would be matched to in the breeding barn.
I mean, how can you improve a greyhound like Fanta Bale?
She holds the current prizemoney record of $1,365,175, as well as the most amount of Group race victories (13) and the highest number of Group 1 wins (nine), which involves victories over all three distances.
Well it turns out; owner Brendan Wheeler doesn’t believe you can improve Fanta Bale and I couldn’t agree with him any more.
“It wasn’t easy finding a match to Fanta Bale at all,” Wheeler said.
“We knew we were looking for a very Australian dog because she is half American. This was the reason we didn’t go to Fernando Bale for her first litter.”
Wheeler choose one of his own stud dogs in Dyna Villa.
Dyna Villa claimed the 2014 Melbourne Cup which was won thanks to his blistering early speed.
“His strike rate is fantastic,” Wheeler said.
“He also has some nice young litters on the ground who are breaking in exceptional.”
One of those exceptional litters are to Kenju Blae (Fernando Bale’s sister).
Kenju Bale had six pups (four dogs and two females), who have just turned 24 months old.
According to data kept by the Greyhound Recorder, in the top 20 Sires, Dyna Villa is sitting equal second with High Earner, behind Kc And All for his winning strike rate (51 percent).
As of today, Dyna Villa has had 68 runners with 44 wins from 235 starters. Currently his most notable progeny is Warragul Cup winner Dyna Hunter.
“By going to Dyna Villa for Fanta Bale am expecting hard chasers,” Wheeler said.
“From reports, Dyna Villa’s pups have been easy to break in and Fanta was a gusty greyhound.”