VOBIS Gold is an exclusive prizemoney and bonuses offering to encourage and reward owners of Super VOBIS-nominated racehorses in Victoria.
Introduced in 2012, this exciting initiative offers $4.65 million in bonuses throughout the racing season, with $20,000 bonuses available on up to 250 races.
VOBIS Gold complements the very successful Super VOBIS scheme, providing owners of horses bred in Victoria with the opportunity to increase their earning potential on the track.
Several metropolitan and country tracks host prize money bonus races in Victoria.
These include Flemington, Moonee Valley and Sandown in the city, and the following provincial tracks – Ararat, Benalla, Bendigo, Echuca, Geelong, Kyneton, Cranbourne, Donald, Mornington, Pakenham, Sale, Seymour, Werribee, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Wodonga.
Nominated VOBIS Gold horses can enter the lucrative VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series, where up to $4.65 million in prize money and bonuses is on offer at metropolitan and regional racetracks in Victoria.
Open to VOBIS Gold-nominated horses only, the series features 18 races for Victorian bred horses.
All progeny of VOBIS Sires nominated stallions can race in the VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series.
The innovative series features races for all ages over a range of distances at both metropolitan and country racetracks in Victoria.
Hosting racetracks for the Premier Race Series include Ballarat, Bendigo, Caulfield, Pakenham, Swan Hill, Moonee Valley, Wangaratta and Warrnambool.
Below are the Premier Race Series races for 2019 and 2020.
|2YO||Sat 28 Mar 2020||VOBIS Gold Rush||Bendigo||1000m||$280,000|
|2YO||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Sires The Showdown||Caulfield||1200m||$1,010,000|
|2YO||Tue 05 May 2020||VOBIS Gold Strike (Fillies)||Warrnambool||1000m||$130,000|
|2YO||Fri 05 Jun 2020||VOBIS Gold Elvstroem Classic||Swan Hill||1300m||$130,000|
|2YO||Sat 25 Jul 2020||VOBIS Gold Ingot||Caulfield||1400m||$180,000|
|3YO||Sat 23 Nov 2019||VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade||Ballarat||1400m||$205,000|
|3YO||Fri 24 Jan 2020||VOBIS Gold Carat||The Valley||1200m||$180,000|
|3YO||Sat 14 Mar 2020||VOBIS Gold Reef||Caulfield||1600m||$180,000|
|3YO||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Sires||Caulfield||1600m||$510,000|
|3YO||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Gold Dash||Caulfield||1100m||$180,000|
|3YO+||Fri 25 Oct 2019||VOBIS Gold Star||The Valley (N)||1500m||$180,000|
|3YO+||Sun 01 Mar 2020||VOBIS Gold Eldorado||Wangaratta||1400m||$130,000|
|3YO+||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Gold Sprint||Caulfield||1200m||$280,000|
|3YO+||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Gold Heath||Caulfield||2000m||$280,000|
|3YO+||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Gold Distaff (F&M)*||Caulfield||1400m||$180,000|
|3YO+||Sat 25 Jul 2020||VOBIS Gold Stayers||Caulfield||2400m||$180,000|
|4YO+||Sat 07 Dec 2019||VOBIS Gold Bullion||Pakenham||1400m||$180,000|
|4YO+||Sat 18 Apr 2020||VOBIS Gold Mile||Caulfield||1600m||$280,000|
The VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series in Victoria is an exciting and rewarding owner scheme for Super VOBIS-nominated horses.
It’s a wonderful incentive to breed, own and race horses in Victoria.
“As a syndicator racing horses in Victoria, when we complete our short list at each yearling sale, we will always favour those yearlings that are Super VOBIS qualified.”
“Introducing VOBIS Gold over the past few years has further strengthened this approach, and the prizemoney and bonuses on offer are great for owners and trainers.”
Darren Dance (Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock)
How does the VOBIS Gold prize money breakdown work?
Prize money and bonuses are on offer across many races during the season and we recommend you visit Racing Victoria Owner Scheme for more information.
VOBIS Sires is the latest Victorian owner and breeder incentive scheme addition, to encourage support for Victorian-based stallions.
The progeny of VOBIS Sires stallions are eligible to compete in two exclusive races on the annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday at Caulfield in April.
These are ‘The Showdown‘, a $1,000,000 two-year-old race over 1200 metres and first held in 2019, and a $500,000 unnamed three-year-old race, which will run for the first time in April 2020.
Prince Of Sussex won the inaugural running of The Showdown.
Besides these two new races, Racing Victoria also pays a stallion nominator’s bonus for The Showdown, with five percent paid out to the winning horse’s stallion nomination.
Any thoroughbreds aiming to compete in the VOBIS Sires must be both Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold nominated. They must also be the progeny of a VOBIS Sires stallion.
Interested parties must submit stallion nominations to Racing Victoria each year for inclusion to this exciting owner and breeder incentive scheme.
It’s a great time to own and breed racehorses in Victoria, when qualified horses receive outstanding VOBIS Gold bonuses!
Inglis host sales each year at Oaklands Junction in Melbourne to complement the successful Super VOBIS Scheme in Victoria.
The Oaklands complex is located around 30km north of the Melbourne CBD on 100 acres of land.