Ashlor ridden by Daniel Stackhouse wins the Hygain VOBIS Gold Eldorado at Wangaratta Racecourse on March 01, 2020 in Wangaratta, Australia. (David Thorpe/Racing Photos)

Ashlor goes back-to-back in the VOBIS Gold Eldorado

The fifth leg of the VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series was held at Wangaratta on Sunday, 1 March, where a field of nine contested the $130,000 Hygain VOBIS Gold Eldorado (1400m).

The Daniel Stackhouse-trained Ashlor was too strong on the day, storming home to victory with Dan McCarthy aboard for the second consecutive year in the race.

The six-year-old gelding, by Hard Spun (USA) out of Another Shot, beat home the Craig Widdison-trained Wyangle and Patrick Payne-trained Strategic Demand who finished second and third respectively.  

The Premier Race Series now heads to Caulfield where the three-year-olds have the chance to compete for the $180,000 VOBIS Gold Reef (1600m) on All-Star Mile Raceday, Saturday, 14 March. 

This season’s series boasts a record $4.68 million in prizemoney and bonuses and is open to all VOBIS Gold nominated horses and includes races for all ages, across a range of distances in metropolitan and country Victoria. 

It features 18 races from October 2019 to July 2020 and is highlighted by the $1 million Showdown, and this season’s introduction of the $500,000 VOBIS Sires race for three-year-olds, both of which will be run on Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday at Caulfield on Saturday, 18 April 2020. 

To view the full 2019-20 VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series and for further information on the VOBIS program, please visit