Super-star greyhound Dyna Vikkers was injured during a post-to-post trial at Addington on Monday afternoon. The powerful Craig Roberts trained chaser faulted when turning for home, with a post trial inspection revealing a torn gracilis muscle. Pictured: Dyna Vikkers following his Auckland Cup victory


“The injury is potentially career ending, although I have successfully brought dogs back from gracilis injuries (similar to a human hamstring injury) before. I’ll nurse him along over the six to eight weeks and then make a decision on his future. It will be a day by day thing if he does come back (racing),” advised Roberts, who also said that Dyna Vikkers is available for stud duties, with his stud fee being an extremely reasonable $1,500.


Dyna Vikkers has raced on 50 occasions, resulting in 33 wins, 12 minor placings and $211,990 in stake earnings. It is in Black type races where this Brendan Wheeler owned son of Barcia Bale and Crystin Bale has really excelled in. He has won three Group 1 events this season - $21,000 Waterloo Cup, $100,000 NZ Cup and $80,000 Auckland Cup. Last season Dyna Vikkers successfully claimed the $21,000 NZ Derby and the $21,000 NZ Futurity at Group 1 level, while at Group 2 level he prevailed in the $13,000 South Island Champs and the $13,000 NZ St Leger.


Dyna Vikkers is a litter brother to the recently retired Dyna Double One who has commenced Australian stud duties as the second highest ever stakes earner in Australia with A$1,160,316 listed beside his name. George Dailly, who is part of the Angela Dailly training team, said in a NZ Trackside Radio interview that there was nothing between Dyna Double One and Dyna Vikkers during the break in phase for both greyhounds.




Dyna Vikkers Group 1 wins (from left): NZ Derby, NZ Futurity (last season), Waterloo Cup, NZ Cup (this season) 


By Peter Fenemor

Posted on 12 April 2016

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