Dyna Nalin will jump out of box three on Saturday night at Wentworth Park for the last start of his career for WA trainer Paul Stuart, moving on to his next chapter as a stud dog.
Dyna Nalin’s highly decorated career has seen him take out the Perth Cup, Sale Cup and the Topgun, as well as being thereabouts in feature events like the Maturity, the Temlee, Australian Cup, Mandurah Cup and Shoot Out.
With just 56 starts under his 34 kilo frame for 30 wins and 17 placing’s, he also generated nearly $600,000 in prizemoney. On paper it’s easy to see why Dyna Nalin was awarded the 2013 WA Greyhound Of The Year.
His come from behind style has him noticed as one of WA’s most exciting chasers, he can miss the start and give his opponents 10 lengths if he wanted to before showcasing his strength in the home straight to snatch a victory.
Despite great success and strength showcased over the 530 metre distance at his home track of Cannington, he was unable to win over the 642. From just two starts over the distance he finished second, falling short by less then five lengths on both occasions.
The more than successful son of Ashom Bale – Tally Bale, was hand selected by Wheeler’s son during the break in process for trainer Paul Stuart to race in WA.
“Brendan was able to identify Dyna Nalin as a young break-in dog that he thought would have the potential over there and he has turned out well.”
“Within the last couple of weeks Brendan has identified another one that we think has the potential to replace Dyna Nalin; he has just sent that one over there, he is by a US sire. We are hoping that something may eventuate with him.”
When choosing a chaser to race in WA, Wheeler’s criteria mainly involves strength, because Dyna Nalin lacked early speed Wheeler believed that the 530 metre trip at Cannington would be ideal.
“We try to place dogs where we think they would be best suited. In WA, the sprint distance is 530 metres and a hard run, you want a strong dog like Dyna Nalin to run it out.”
“We try and target strong dogs for WA.”
After much speculation that Dyna Nalin would be heading to China once his race career was over, Wheeler has suggested that he would much prefer Dyna Nalin to stand at Stud in Australia. A welcomed suggestion that has many breeders relieved.
Wheeler estimates he will put about $1,650 on a Dyna Nalin straw.
“At this stage I haven’t had any offers or approaches from Chinese connections. The international sales are a bit of a touchy subject with a lot of people in the greyhound industry.”
“You have got to remember, if you stand a greyhound here at stud in Australia and he doesn’t generate enough finances to keep himself here, if a lucrative offer came from overseas, no matter what country it is, you have to take it into consideration especially when you’re a professional.”
It’s hard for all trainers to part with a greyhound that has created a large amount of success for them and established a strong working relationship. The sight, like Miata and Stuart, of Dyna Nalin strutting to and from Cannington’s kennels with his white tipped tail in the air will be missed by many. Although towards the end of his WA career he had to contest with emerging stars such as Te Amo, Zelemar Fever, Sveta Monelli and On Coin, he will always be pencilled down as one of WA’s greats.
A legacy of happiness and success will be left in Dyna Nalin’s absence in Stuart’s kennels, who will be hoping that some day soon his next Wheeler bred superstar can make a similar mark on WA greyhound racing.