VOBIS Sires

VOBIS Sires is the newest addition to the Victorian owner and breeder incentive scheme, VOBIS. It aims to encourage support of Victorian-based stallions and provide investors the opportunity to share in additional racing prizemoney and bonuses.


How to Nominate for VOBIS Sires?
Nominations for the VOBIS Sires program open before the breeding season, which commences in Spring.

Victorian stallion owners can nominate their stallion to VOBIS Sires by completing a nomination form and submitting it to vobis@racingvictoria.net.au before 31 August.

Once stallion owners submit the nomination form for each season they will be accredited by Racing Victoria to use the VOBIS Sires logo for stallion marketing purposes throughout that breeding season.
Nomination Fee
Note: There is no upfront cost for a VOBIS Sires nomination. If you are accepted into the program, the annual fee is as follows:
  • For a sire covering 50 or more mares in the season: full advertised service fee
  • For a sire covering fewer than 50 mares in the season, the formula is: ‘number of mares covered’ x 0.02 x ‘advertised service fee’. For example, if a stallion with an advertised service fee of $5500 covers 9 mares, then the formula is: 9 x 0.02 x $5500 = $990 VOBIS Sires nomination fee for that season
What is Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold?
Super VOBIS - Super VOBIS is the first level of Racing Victoria’s lucrative incentive scheme. To be eligible to move on to VOBIS Gold and then VOBIS Sires, horses must first be nominated for Super VOBIS. Click here to find out more.

VOBIS Gold - Introduced in 2012, VOBIS Gold was created to complement the Super VOBIS scheme by offering further rewards to owners of Super VOBIS-nominated horses. Under the scheme, all Super VOBIS-nominated horses are eligible to nominate into VOBIS Gold, where they will be eligible to race for additional VOBIS Gold bonuses which are paid to the winners, and second and third place-getters in all eligible races. Click here to find out more.
  • By breeding a broodmare to a VOBIS Sires nominated stallion, a breeder can increase the value of that horse when it goes to the weanling/yearling sales, as well as when it hits the racetrack. When thinking about which stallion to mate a broodmare to each season, breeders should check the nominations list for that particular year.
    • What's in it for Victorian Broodmare Owners?

      By breeding a broodmare to a VOBIS Sires nominated stallion, a breeder can increase the value of that horse when it goes to the weanling/yearling sales, as well as when it hits the racetrack. When thinking about which stallion to mate a broodmare to each season, breeders should check the nominations list for that particular year.
  • Victorian owners, trainers and syndicators will get to bid on the crop of VOBIS Sires eligible yearlings as they pass through the auction ring at the 2019 yearling sales. These are the yearlings born in 2017 from the mares covered in 2016. If you are thinking of buying a yearling, you should look up the VOBIS Sires nomination list of 2016. 

    • What's in it for Racehorse Owners, Trainers and Syndicators?

      Victorian owners, trainers and syndicators will get to bid on the crop of VOBIS Sires eligible yearlings as they pass through the auction ring at the 2019 yearling sales. These are the yearlings born in 2017 from the mares covered in 2016. If you are thinking of buying a yearling, you should look up the VOBIS Sires nomination list of 2016. 

- Phone: 03 9258 4694
- Email: vobis@racingvictoria.net.au