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 Ultimate Machete, thanks to Alabar Farms, and Great Success, thanks to Niota Bloodstock.
Ultimate Machete, an impressive 16.1hh bay son of Bettor's Delight, is a four-time Group 1 winner, a multiple NZ record holder, 3YO and 4YO NZ Pacing Male of the Year with a pedigree built for early speed and is standing his first season at Alabar in 2019.
The service to Ultimate Machete was won by Norm McCloy, a HBV member for many 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 include multiple Group 1 superstar Sparkling Success, and 1:55.6 trotter, Edge Hill.
The service to Great Success was won by Bradley O'Keeffe, a member for several seasons now, and who has previously bred to this terrific sire.
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 voting rights, special member offers, Trackbred magazine, and eligibility for our annual awards.