The Grenfell kennel has been hit with another retirement blow with their versatile chaser Dyna Chancer calling it a day after sustaining a hock injury, and he will now stand at stud.
The news comes less than a month since their kennel star Orson Allen also retired to the breeding barn.
“It’s tough having two dogs like Orson and Chancer finish their racing careers for us but at the end of the day, we had a great run with both of them,” trainer Correy Grenfell said.
“I have said it before, but I will say it again, these two dogs changed my family’s life and we will be forever grateful.”
Best known for his versatility, Dyna Chancer was able to switch between 500, 600 and 700 metre races with ease throughout his 82-start career, which saw him win on 31 occasions (and 30 minor placings) and earn more than $295,000 in prize money.
Dyna Chancer’s group race breakthrough came in the Group 3 Lizrene Speed Star at Sandown Park in May.
The son of Dyna Double One and Cailyn Bale also finished second the Group 1 2018 Sale Cup to Neo Cleo and the Group 1 2018 Brisbane Gold Cup to the freakish Bago Bye Bye.
Dyna Chancer also earnt himself a track record when he smashed Warragul’s 680 metre time standard in the Warragul Distance Cup, a record that still stands today.
“There aren’t many dogs with the ability and the track sense to switch between distances; it certainly made my job nominating him a lot easier,” Correy said.
Correy and his wife Sam will now don the new hat of stud masters, holding Dyna Chancer at stud for a fee of $1100.
“We are so excited to be able to hold Chancer at stud; he is part of the family and the kids absolutely love him.”
“He had so much success on the track because he is a hard chaser,” Correy said.
Chancer’s stud duties will commence once he recovers from the surgery he had on his hock which is likely to be in around six to eight weeks.
“You wouldn’t know there is anything wrong with him apart from the cast. He is such a happy dog,” Correy said.