Each season, Harness Breeders Victoria (HBV), with the generous support of Victorian studs, offer two free stallion services to members who join or renew before the new season commences. This year we were able to offer services to Auckland Reactor, thanks to Alabar Farms, and Great Success, thanks to Niota Bloodstock.
Auckland Reactor, a 15.3hh bay stallion, earnt over $1,830,000 in his race career - winning his first 17 starts in a row, and 24 of his first 27 starts - and recorded a fastest time of 1:52.9, and as a recent sire, has already sired a 2YO Group 1 winner.
The service to Auckland Reactor was won by Brett Smartt, who has been a HBV member for several seasons.
Great Success, the fastest trotter to stand in the Southern Hemisphere is the only son of Self Possessed to stand in Australia. His progeny included Group 1 winning Sparkling Success, and 1:55.6 trotter, Edge Hill.
The service to Great Success was won by Paige Pickering, a new member of HBV in 2017-18.
Congratulations to both our winners, and we will have news for you on previous years' service winners soon. It is not too late to join HBV and gain all the other benefits, including Trackbred magazine, and eligibility for our annual awards.