We received over 65 entries this year in our Search for a Star and we didn't envy our designers the job of selecting a final six! They have managed to find our finalists however, and voting is now open to find the one that will grace the front page of the 2017 Australasian Standardbred Stallion Guide.
We encourage people to share their favourites with their friends and family and encourage them to vote too - everyone loves a cute foal photo!
"Every year this competition delivers fantastic exposure for the Victorian harness racing industry, as participants share these beautiful photos with their non-racing friends and family," said HBV Executive Officer, Desiree Pettit-Keating, "In the first year of the competition, we had over 11,000 individuals engage in some way with the Facebook album, from all across the world. That number grew in 2016, demonstrating the willingness of the general public to take an interest in what breeders are doing - we hope to see the trend continue."
Voting closes at 6PM on June 30, and the image in our Facebook Album with the most 'Likes' (or other reactions available) will be the one selected to be our cover shot.
Only likes and reactions made on the photos in the dedicated Search for a Star album will be counted - we cannot include likes made on shared photos.
All photos feature Vicbred eligible foals from the 2016-17 breeding season, submitted by the public and the finalists selected by an independant panel of graphic designers. Many wonderful images were not able to be used in the final six due to their size or orientation. All entries for 2017 can be viewed in a separate album HERE.