July 2018

July 4, 2018
The race for the $1 million Showdown narrows

The fight for the inaugural $1 million Showdown at Caulfield in April has become clearer with 1525 VOBIS Sires eligible yearlings still in the race. 1525 yearlings who are the progeny Victorian sires signed up to VOBIS Sires in 2015 have been nominated to Super VOBIS. The owners of these yearlings must finalise their Showdown entry by signing their horse up to VOBIS Gold by the end of August at owner.racing.com. Every horse nominated to VOBIS Gold also gets to race for their share of $24 million in VOBIS bonuses and prizemoney on offer each and every year. The 1525...

July 4, 2018
A “Knockout Promotion” for VOBIS Sires

“Trainer Troy Corstens is a heavy-weight in search of a belt.” “Syndicator Brad Spicer stings like a bee.” “David Hayes could have been the Cinderella man.” “And trainer Simon Zahra is more cocky than Rocky.” “These contenders have come out swinging for The Showdown, a title promoters of Victorian racing are taking literally.” Such were the words used by prominent sports commentator, Neil Kearney, to describe TBV’s impactful video series promoting the inaugural $1 million VOBIS Sires Showdown. The series is a call to arms that reflects an overwhelming desire to be part of and compete in the $1 million...