Supporting Victorian breeders and Victorian sires

About VOBIS Sires

The $1.5 million VOBIS Sires annual race series squarely supports Victorian breeders and Victorian sires. On top of the $20+ million VOBIS scheme, it truly makes Victoria the best place to breed, buy and race a horse!

About The Scheme

Nominated Stallions

Make sure you breed your mares to a VOBIS Sires nominated stallion…and when you buy a weanling or yearling, make sure they have the VOBIS Sires logo!

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VOBIS Sires News

15 02 2019
First Showdown Ballot Order Released

With the first ballot order released earlier this week, the countdown to the inaugural VOBIS Sires Showdown is well and truly on. At Caulfield on Saturday 27 April, a field of eligible Victorian bred two-year-olds will contest over 1200 metres for the $1 million prizemoney on offer. To be eligible for the race, the contestants...

08 02 2019
The Showdown Story

Showdown’s impact on Victorian breeding was profound and he deserves the honour of having the new VOBIS Sires $1 million race named after him, writes DANNY POWER. Studmaster George Smith remembers the day he first laid eyes on Showdown. The chestnut stallion stepped off a float at Stockwell Stud where Smith was the stud manager....

12 10 2018
All the big guns entered for inaugural Showdown

The prospect of winning the inaugural $1 million Showdown with a VOBIS Sires horse at Caulfield in April next year has helped drive an increased number of nominations to VOBIS Gold this year. 1214 foals born in 2016 were nominated to VOBIS Gold…and, of those, 840 are VOBIS Sires eligible and thus now have an...