The landscape suits breeding pursuits, with temperate weather and reliable pastures, and world class studs and equine veterinary facilities within easy reach. The administration of Harness Racing in Victoria is one of the strongest and the Office of the Racing Minister is supportive of racing and progressing racing no matter which party is in government. The Vicbred scheme is well designed by the authorities – with close consultation with Harness Breeders Victoria – and financially supported by Government.
Our sales bring terrific prices and the proximity of ample racing and breeding centres is closer than in other states and of course, as a Victorian breeder you are supported by one of the most active, progressive Breeders Associations in the southern hemisphere.
The Vicbred scheme is a multi-million dollar reward to participants from start to finish, with Vicbred Breeder Bonuses in place over and above the published stake money for every age-restricted race in Victoria.
Victoria leads the breeding pack – 81 pacing and trotting stallions stand in Victoria and a further 16 are available as imported semen exclusively through Victorian studs, and include super producing siring giants like Art Major, Somebeachsomewhere, Courage Under Fire, Mach Three and Skyvalley.