Every year Harness Breeders Victoria recognises excellence in the Standardbred racehorse breeding industry through the Victorian Breeders Awards.
As well as juvenile sires and broodmares of the year for both gaits, we acknowledge long-term and season contribution to the industry with the Ian Daff Memorial and Victorian Breeder of the Year respectively. We nominate a 2YO, 3YO and Aged starter of the year for both gaits and genders, and present trophies to all Group 1 winners and to those runners who achieved an outstanding time across the season. Commercial breeders are recognised with the Yearling Sales High Earner trophies.
An event is held each year to recognise these winners with the three gold trophy winners - the Victorian Pacing & Trotting Broodmares of the Year and Victorian Breeder of the Year - are showcased with the industry's best at the Victorian Harness night-of-nights, the Gordon Rothacker Medal Dinner. Find event details, including how to purchase tickets, HERE.
Details on our own Victorian Breeders Awards event, visit the Calendar.
Click on the year below to see the HBV Victorian Breeders Awards Roll of Honour and notes on criteria for that season.
Eligibility criteria apply to all awards (outlined in the season links above), with horses required to be Vicbred eligible and bred by HBV members who were financial for all or part of the relevant racing season.
To put yourself and your Vicbred horse/s in contention for a Time Excellence Award, Group 1 Trophy, Championship Trophy and Gold Trophies, make sure your membership is current - download a renewal & application form here.