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 Betterthancheddar, thanks to Alabar Farms, and Great Success, thanks to Niota Bloodstock.
Betterthancheddar, a 15.3hh bay stallion, earnt over $1,630,000 in his race career and recorded a best time of 1:48 - he was outstanding on the track, claiming iconic races such as the Breeders Crown and the Cane Pace in North America - and has already sired a Group 1, Australasian record holder, My Sweetchilliphilly.
The service to Betterthancheddar was won by Tony Coniglio, who is a new HBV member.
The foal from the 2017 member draw pacing sire service (Auckland Reactor) was used for mare Canyopera (by Armbro Operative), who is due in late November!
Great Success, the fastest trotter to stand in the Southern Hemisphere is the only son of Self Possessed to stand in Australia. His progeny include multiple Group 1 superstar Sparkling Success, and 1:55.6 trotter, Edge Hill.
The service to Great Success was won by Darrel Pell, who along with his wife, have been members for several seasons.
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.