Super VOBIS is the base program of the Victorian owner and breeder incentive scheme, VOBIS. It is designed to reward owners and breeders who invest in Victorian bred horses by increasing their racetrack earnings.
Super VOBIS qualified horses are eligible to earn attractive bonuses when they win or run a place in any two or three-year-old TAB race in Victoria (and stayers maidens for all ages of horses), in addition to the prizemoney already allocated to that race.
Up to $13 million worth of Super VOBIS bonuses is on offer across over 840 races each year. For all Super VOBIS bonuses, 70% is awarded to the owner and 30% is awarded to the nominator.
The Super VOBIS bonus structure across all two and three-year-old TAB races in Victoria is as follows:
Additionally, once a horse has been nominated for Super VOBIS, it is then eligible to be nominated for the VOBIS Gold incentive scheme, which provides additional benefits of up to $9 million.
Nominations to Super VOBIS 2017-born are now open. To be eligible for the program, your foal must fall into one of three categories:
The nominator (i.e. breeder or owner) pays a one-off Super VOBIS nomination fee for each eligible foal. Once nominated for Super VOBIS, horses are eligible to enter Victoria's Super VOBIS bonus races.
Nominations close 30 April 2019.
Download a Super VOBIS nomination form below.
Once a horse has been nominated to Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold, it may be eligible for VOBIS Sires, the top tier of the VOBIS initiative. Eligible VOBIS Sires horses can enter a landmark $1 million two-year-old race called The Showdown.
Run over 1200 metres, it will be staged for the first time in April 2019 at Caulfield, and is set to become a permanent fixture of the Victorian racing calendar. They will also be eligible for a $500,000 three-year-old VOBIS Sires race over 1600 metres to be run for the first time in April 2020.
There are three categories in which a horse may be eligible for Super VOBIS.
Category A – Victorian Sired: A foal sired by a stallion which stood in Victoria during the respective year’s breeding season.
Nomination is free.
Category B – Breedback: A foal that is not eligible for 'Category A' and whose dam was served by a stallion which stood in Victoria during the following year’s breeding season.
Nomination Fee: $1,320.00 inc. GST
Category C – Victorian Breeder: A foal that is not eligible for 'Category A' or 'Category B' and is at least 50% owned by a Victorian based breeder at the time of the foal’s birth. The foal and dam must each have resided in Victoria for at least six (6) continuous months after the foal was born and until the closing date of Super VOBIS nominations.
It is important to note that Category C nominations are heavily monitored and we require proof of eligibility. Such evidence may include, yet not be limited to:
1. Invoices for veterinary services
2. Agistment bills for the foal and dam
3. Invoices for farrier bills
4. Micro-chipping invoices relating to the foal
5. Invoices for the foal and dam
6. Ardex files nomination
Fee: $1,980.00 inc. GST
Click here to download a nomination form.
Where to find your next VOBIS Race
To ensure we have the most up to date information for your nomination the below forms are made available:
Click here to view and download forms.
- Phone: 03 9258 4694
- Email: email@example.com
- Nomination form: Download a Super VOBIS form here
To confirm your horse’s eligibility, please search our VOBIS A-Z reference guide.
See all the VOBIS Gold races for the current Racing season.
View all past VOBIS Sires nominations from 2015 - the inaugural year to present.