About the Scheme

VOBIS Sires is an enhancement to Victoria’s respected owner and breeder incentive scheme, VOBIS. Through Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold owners and breeders compete millions of dollars of additional bonuses and prizemoney each year.

VOBIS Sires aims to encourage support of Victorian-based stallions and provide those that do invest in their progeny with the opportunity for lucrative returns.

The progeny of Victorian stallions nominated to VOBIS Sires will be eligible to compete in two exclusive races on the annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday, currently held in April at Caulfield:

  • $1 million two-year-old race over 1200 metres called The VOBIS Sires Showdown; and
  • a $500,000 three-year-old race over 1600 metres called The VOBIS Sires Guineas.

The VOBIS Sires Showdown has now seen four editions of the race with Prince of Sussex (Toronado) winning the inaugural race in 2019, Khoekhoe (Turffontein) winning the 2020 edition, Finance Tycoon (Written Tycoon) in 2021 and Kings Consort (Ilovethiscity) winning the latest in 2022.

The inaugural running of the VOBIS Sires Guineas occurred in 2020 and Florent (Fiorente) won the coveted title at Caulfield.

The 2016 foal crop was the first eligible for the $1.5 million VOBIS Sires feature races should their Victorian-based sire be entered into the scheme.

You can find VOBIS Sires information including the nomination form at the Racing Victoria website.

More info at Racing Victoria

For Victorian broodmare owners

By breeding a broodmare to a VOBIS Sires nominated stallion, a breeder can increase the value of that horse when it goes to the weanling/yearling sales and/or when it hits the racetrack. When thinking about which stallion to mate a broodmare to each season, breeders should look up the nominations list for that particular year.

And from the 2022/23 racing season any VOBIS Sires eligible horse who wins a race which has a VOBIS Gold bonus will win an additional $30,000 voucher.

The voucher available on all 250 VOBIS Gold races which carry a bonus, will be able to be used to purchase another VOBIS Sires eligible horse at an eligible sale or to pay for a service fee for their mare to a VOBIS Sire.

The vouchers total an additional $7.5 million on offer for the VOBIS Sires program. This brings the total VOBIS program prizemoney on offer to over $30.5 million.

Be sure that your horse is VOBIS Sires eligible and nominated to VOBIS Gold to win the vouchers and send your mare to a VOBIS Sire.

Nominate Here

For racehorse owners, trainers & syndicators

From the 2022/23 racing season, any VOBIS Sires eligible horse who wins a race that has a VOBIS Gold bonus will win an additional $30,000 voucher.

The voucher available on all 250 VOBIS Gold races, which carry a bonus, will be able to be used to purchase another VOBIS Sires eligible horse at an eligible sale or to pay for a service fee for their mare to a VOBIS Sire.

The vouchers total an additional $7.5 million on offer for the VOBIS Sires program. This brings the total VOBIS program prizemoney on offer to over $30.5 million.

Look out for the VOBIS Sires eligible logo when purchasing your next yearling to reap the rewards!

For Victorian Stallion owners

Nominate

Nominate your stallion with the VOBIS Sires nomination form, which can be found at Racing Victoria.

Once stallion owners submit the nomination form for each season they will be accredited by Racing Victoria to use the VOBIS Sires logo for stallion marketing purposes in that breeding season.

There is no upfront cost for a VOBIS Sires nomination. Upon stallion covering statistics being finalised at the end of each breeding season, nominators are sent an invoice for the VOBIS Sires nomination fee for their stallion/s. All nomination forms must be submitted to: vobis@racingvictoria.net.au

Nomination Fee

If you are standing a stallion in Victoria, you should make sure it is nominated to VOBIS Sires. The annual nomination fee for VOBIS sires is:

a) For a sire covering 50 or more mares in the season: full advertised service fee

b) For a sire covering less than 50 mares in the season, the formula is: ‘number of mares covered’ x 0.02 x ‘advertised service fee’. For example, if a stallion with an advertised service fee of $5500 covers 9 mares, then the formula is: 9 x 0.02 x $5500 = $990 VOBIS Sires nomination fee for that season.

Stallion Nominators Bonus

Racing Victoria will pay a stallion nominator’s bonus for each of the $1 million 2yo VOBIS Sires races and $500,000 3yo VOBIS Sires races. 5% of the prizemoney will be allocated to nominator bonuses (i.e. $50,000 for the 2yo race & $25,000 for the 3yo race). The bonuses will paid to the stallion nominator of the race winner.