11/23/2016 3:49PM

Champion Dynamic Sky retired, will stand in Canada

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Dynamic Sky, winner of the Grade 3 Red Smith Handicap in 2014, retires with a record of 5 wins from 32 starts.

Canadian champion Dynamic Sky has been retired and will stand the 2017 breeding season at Shannondoe Farm in St. Thomas, Ontario. The son of Sky Mesa will stand for $2,965 ($4,000 Canadian).

Campaigned by John Oxley and trained by Mark Casse, Dynamic Sky won 5 of 32 starts while racing from ages 2 through 6, earning $1,099,258. In 2014, when he was voted Canadian champion turf male, he won the Grade 3 Red Smith Handicap at Belmont Park and was second in both the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Stakes and Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes plus was third in the Grade 1 Canadian International, all at Woodbine.

Stakes-placed in his 2-year-old debut, later that season he was second in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland. At 3, he won the Plate Trial Stakes before running third in the Queen’s Plate. Overall, he won or placed in 15 stakes races.

“Dynamic Sky is the most versatile good horse I have ever trained,” Casse said . “He was a stakes winner at 2, 3, and 4 on dirt, Poly, and turf from 6 1/2 furlongs to 11 furlongs. If you are looking for a Queen’s Plate winner, he is the horse to breed to.”

Dynamic Sky is out of the Distorted Humor mare Murani, who was a stakes winner in Canada. Murani is out of stakes winner Grand Splash, by Bucksplasher, dam of stakes winner Splasha and a half-sister to stakes winners Dual Elements and Spankey’s Seconds.

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