Congratulations to everyone connected to the ten maiden winners on Humbletonian Day 2018! This unique event for many represents the last chance in the season to notch a win and gives a card of ten maidens their final chance to clain their full $7,000 Vicbred First Win Bonus in their age group. As a sweetener, Harness Breeders Victoria are proud to sponsor a $250 cash bonus for the breeders of every winner on the day - this year, the following groups claimed the chocolates:
Denis Foley & Michael Fryar, HBV members who bred the first winner of the day, 2YO colt DREAM MASTAR. He is by Andover Hall from Pine Chip mare, Dreamlands Nancy, who had a number of representative progeny in the recent Group 1 Breeders Crown and Vicbred Finals.
ROCK ON SHADOW, another 2YO colt this time by Empire Stallion's Pet Rock from Art Major mare, Art Shadow, was the second winner on the card, bred by R, F & S Tuddenham, D Ashby and S Seaman.
HBV members Janine Pitt & Marg Hucker took the $250 bonus with trotter ATEGO TITAN, by Springvale Trotting Stud's Fling It from Keystone Gondola mare, Keyfield.
Fling It was represted a second time by MAGICAL RIDE, a 3YO gelding from Straphanger mare, Free Rider and bred by Tony Prochilo, M Cammaroto & M Scarpino.
EXPLICIT CASTLE, bred by members the Castle Family Pty Ltd, won his bonus, a 2YO colt by Alabar's Mach Three from Art Major mare, Articulate Castle.
Black 2YO filly BEACH BABE NIKKY saluted for a $250 extra cash for her breeders A Tomlin & K Richards Jnr, the filly is by Empire Stallions' Somebeachsomewhere from Grinfromeartoear mare, Nickle Miss.
METRO MAN, by Tourello Standardbred's Metropolitan and from Safely Kept mare, Beach Kat, collected a $250 bonus for his breeder, Gary Loats.
Another winner from a Safely Kept mare (Quick Method), Robert Rothacker bred EMIJAY (by Alabar's Shadow Play) who won and collected a $250 bonus.
Even more Safely Kept bloodlines - JAMIESON STEELE, in start #18, claimed his win and the $250 bonus for breeders K & P Ward; he is by Million Dollar Cam and from Safe And Sound mare, Lady Jade Skipper.
OUR SIR JACK, bred by D & T Lewis and W Krause took a victory too, by Mister Big from Village Jasper mare Jolaurella.