April 2017

April 25, 2017
Pure Scot wins inaugural VOBIS Sires race

A new player to the breeding scene was the big winner of the inaugural $310,000 Swear at Spendthrift VOBIS Sires race on Saturday. The lucrative race was open to only Victorian sired juveniles. Craig Easton, who has his own construction business, is a part-owner and breeder of Pure Scot, the Lindsay Park trained two year-old winner. Easton bred the filly in partnership with Sam Hayes’ Cornerstone Farm and also has whisky distillery owner David Prior involved in the horse. “Because I have bred and raced this horse, this has been an absolute thrill to win with Pure Scot,” Easton said....

April 16, 2017
Spendthrift to sponsor inaugural VOBIS Sires race

Spendthrift Australia, a major and growing international investor in the Victorian breeding industry, has taken on naming rights for the inaugural VOBIS Sires race, run this Saturday at Caulfield. The two-year-old race, with total prizemoney and VOBIS bonuses of $310,000, will be named the ‘Swear at Spendthrift VOBIS Gold Sires’. It is part of the Victorian Owners and Breeders Day which has total prizemoney and bonuses of nearly $1.9 million and includes six VOBIS Gold Premier races. “This is a very important day for the Victorian breeding industry with a strong focus on Victorian bred racehorses competing for major prizemoney normally...