Ahead of the return of the lucrative Premier Race Series, flying filly Boogie Dancer will serve as the inspiration for owners and trainers aiming their horses at the VOBIS riches on offer across the 2022-23 season.
The talented daughter of Sooboog, who cost her connections just $50,000 at the 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, recently rounded out a stellar debut season by taking out the final two-year-old race of the Premier Race Series, which now offers more than $5 million in prizemoney and bonuses.
Boogie Dancer, who is raced by Wylie Dalziel and trained by Peter Moody, struck gold under Jamie Kah in the VOBIS Gold Ingot (1400m) at Caulfield at the end of July. The impressive win was her third in a row and earned her connections a cheque for $117,250, which carried her career prizemoney earnings from just four starts past the $200,000 mark.
That figure includes more than $50,000 in VOBIS bonuses and after a brief winter spell at Lauriston Park near Euroa, Boogie Dancer will return to Moody’s Pakenham stables in the early part of the spring to chase some lofty targets. According to Dalziel, her grand final is the $1 million Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield, for which she is rated a $20 chance.
The 2022-23 Premier Race Series gets underway with the VOBIS Gold Star (1500m), which will be run under the lights at The Valley on Friday, 21 October.
The marquee races in the series will again feature on 2023 Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday, which for the first time next year moves to Sandown. The $1 million VOBIS Showdown (1200m) for two-year-olds and the $500,000 VOBIS Sires Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds will again headline the raceday, which celebrates and rewards the loyal owners, breeders and trainers who race their horses here in Victoria.
To find out more about the VOBIS Gold program and its many benefits, please head to: https://www.racingvictoria.com.au/vobis/vobis-gold