Dyna Double One
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: DYNA DOUBLE ONE
CATEGORY: RACING GREYHOUND
Breeding: Barcia Bale x Crystin Bale
Trainer: Andrea Dailly
Owner: Brendan Wheeler
Career Record: 54 starts, 31 wins, 15 placings
Career Prizemoney: $1,160,316
- Won 2016 Group 1 Australian Cup (525m)
- Won 2016 Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m)
- Won 2015 Group 1 Brisbane Cup (520m)
- Won 2015 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (515m)
- Won 2015 Group 3 Perth Cup Consolation (530m)
- Three-time track record holder
By Gerard Guthrie
Dyna Double One’s career-defining moment fittingly came on arguably Australian greyhound racing’s greatest stage, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup Final, in 2015, where he claimed an epic victory over an almost invincible rival.
In one of the most memorable finishes in Melbourne Cup history, Dyna Double One ran down champion kennelmate and long-time nemesis Fernando Bale, with only half a length separating the superstar duo in a scintillating 29.17sec.
After spending much of his career in Fernando Bale’s giant shadow, Dyna Double One emerged as a champion in his own right and now deservedly sits alongside his former sparring partner in GRV’s Hall Of Fame.
A son of super sire Barcia Bale, Dyna Double One becomes the fourth GRV Hall of Fame inductee bred by the legendary Paul Wheeler, who sadly passed away in October 2021, and his family, following Fanta Bale, Fernando Bale and Kantarn Bale.
Dyna Double One’s magnificent career was highlighted by four Group 1 victories, over both sprint and middle distances, he broke three track records and earned $1,160,316 in prizemoney.
Dyna Double One won 31 of his 54 starts, finishing unplaced on just eight occasions.
Dyna Double One burst onto the scene in December 2014, winning his first four starts in brilliant fashion, including near-record victories in the heat and semi-final of the G1 Silver Chief at The Meadows, clocking 29.55sec and 29.52sec.
He then ran third as favourite in the Silver Chief Final, the first of his 11 career appearances at G1 level.
Prior to his unforgettable Melbourne Cup triumph, Dyna Double One had contested six G1 finals without tasting the ultimate success, including placings behind arch-rival Fernando Bale in the Topgun, Maturity Classic and Peter Mosman Classic.
But his Melbourne Cup victory burst the dam wall, as he won four G1 trophies in his last 14 appearances, including two in his final three starts during the 2016 Australian Cup Carnival.
After stepping up to 600m to win the Rookie Rebel Invitational, Dyna Double One ended his career on the highest possible note in the Australian Cup Final, becoming only the second greyhound after Tangaloa to win both the Melbourne and Australian Cups.
Late in his career, Dyna Double One demonstrated that he could have been unstoppable over middle distances, had the Wheeler and Dailly families opted to pursue that path.
He was unbeaten in four assignments at The Meadows and Sandown, eclipsing the best middle distance performers in the land in the Rookie Rebel, and breaking both the 600m record at The Meadows and 595m record at Sandown.
In all, Dyna Double One appeared in 17 Group finals, also winning the 2015 G3 Perth Cup Consolation at just his eighth start.
Dyna Double One was retired to stud, with his progeny headlined by dual G1 winner Tiggerlong Tonk, winner of 42 races and $766,440 in prize money.