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.
The progeny of VOBIS Sires stallions will be eligible to compete in two new exclusive races that are to become permanent fixtures on the annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday at Caulfield:
Nominations for the inaugural edition of The Showdown, the $1 million race are open until noon Monday 22 April. The 1200m event will run at Caulfield on Saturday 27 April exclusively for the 2YO progenies of VOBIS Sires nominated stallions.
A total of 842 hopefuls are eligible to nominate to the inaugural running of the race.
Next race season those hopefuls will also be able to target the VOBIS Sires $500,000 3YO race over 1600m, to be run for the first time in April 2020.
Horses aiming to compete in these two scheduled feature races must first have been nominated to both Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold, and must also be the progeny of a VOBIS Sires stallion.
A total of 54 stallions were nominated to the VOBIS Sires program during 2015, meaning all their 2016-born progeny – provided they are VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS nominated – will be eligible to compete for the inaugural race in 2019
The VOBIS Sire program delivers valuable support to the Victorian racing industry. The fact that this year has seen a record-breaking 72 VOBIS Sires nominations for the 2018 stallion listings—up from 54 in 2015–is evidence of how the program has gone from strength to strength.
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.
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View all past VOBIS Sires nominations from 2015 - the inaugural year to present.
To confirm your horse’s eligibility, please search our VOBIS A-Z reference guide.
View all the forms needed to keep your Super VOBIS nomination up to date.