District trotting studs have got behind next Wednesday night’s Echuca Harness Racing Club meeting, with four lucky owners to get a free stallion service fee for producing winners at the meeting.
Generous supporters of the industry Jan and Ken Wills of the Niota Stud, Girgarre, have donated services to two of its stallions, Great Success and Kvintet Avenger.
A service to Great Success (pictured) awaits the winner of the trotters handicap to go with the $7000 prizemoney on offer.
A service to Group 1 winning trotting stallion Kvintet Avenger will go to the owner of the winner of the 46-55 four-year-old and older pacers race and also the race for pacers with a national rating up to 50.
Brett Lunghusen, who runs Riverside Lodge stud on the outskirts of Echuca, has donated a service fee to the Art Major stallion Major In Art to the winner of the 55-65 class pace on the card.
The service fee to Major In Art has to be used this year.
Echuca club secretary Hope Gamble said her club was very appreciative of the gestures of the Wills’ and Brett Lunghusen to donate the services in what have been very challenging times for the industry.