The introduction of the new $12,000 Vicbred First Win Bonus tier for Southern Hemisphere bred stallions and Victorian based mares was a big reason for the relocation of Ultimate Machete to Victoria and it has paid dividends already.

Ultimate Machete will serve approximately double the number of mares in Australia this as he did last season.

His first foals have been impressing breeders with their size, strength and conformation.

While the record breaking son of Bettor’s Delight has been very popular there are still bookings available.

Another stallion whose Victorian bred progeny will be eligible for the $12,000 Vicbred First Win Bonus is The Storm Inside.

An impeccably conformed son of Rocknroll Hanover, The Storm Inside has been well received in his debut season.

He has covered some outstanding mares including Red Hot Roxy (Group 1 winner), Madam Pom Pom (Group 2 winner), Party Date ($256,003), Our Ice Ice Baby ($240,293), Come Cullect ($204,316) and Shining Oro (Group 3 winner).

With the change to the racing season, breeders are definitely breeding later this season as the foaling date becomes less important.

To take advantage of the $12,000 Vicbred Win Bonus, consider Ultimate Machete and The Storm Inside for your mare.