Increase in stallion nominations for lucrative VOBIS Sires

Racing Victoria (RV) and Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) have released the list of nominated stallions for the second season of the $1.5 million VOBIS Sires scheme.

A total of 55 Victorian stallions, an increase from 54 in the inaugural season, have been nominated for the scheme.

The list of stallions cover a broad range of service fees, pedigrees and farms giving all broodmare owners an opportunity to produce a VOBIS Sires foal.

The progeny of all VOBIS Sires-nominated stallions will be eligible to compete in two exclusive races at the annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday:

  • $1 million two-year-old race over 1200 metres to be run for the first time in April 2019; and
  • $500,000 three-year-old race over 1600 metres to be run for the first time in April 2020.

Established during the 2015 breeding season, VOBIS Sires is an enhancement to Victoria’s respected owner and breeder incentive schemes, Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold, and aims to encourage support of Victorian-based stallions and provide those that do invest in their progeny with the opportunity for lucrative racetrack returns.

View the full list of Victorian stallions nominated for VOBIS Sires.

Broodmare owners are encouraged to check this list and talk to stallion farms about VOBIS Sires eligibility when booking in mares.

RV Chief Executive, Bernard Saundry, said he was pleased with the strong level of support for the scheme from Victorian stallion owners who are provided with an opportunity to further showcase their progeny via VOBIS Sires.

“It’s pleasing to have 55 Victorian stallions nominated for VOBIS Sires this season and I want to acknowledge their owners and studs for their role in ensuring that our breeding industry remains strong, viable and competitive,” Saundry said.

“Owners and trainers seeking to purchase or race the 2017-born progeny of these 55 Victorian stallions have a further incentive to do so with eligibility for two VOBIS Sires races offering a collective $1.5 million,” said Patrick Clancy, Executive Officer of TBA.

“The Victorian breeding industry continues to grow in stature both nationally and abroad and VOBIS Sires, in addition to the hugely successful Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold schemes, further cements Victoria as the state to breed, buy, own and race a thoroughbred.”

VOBIS Sires is an enhancement to Victoria’s respected owner and breeder incentive scheme, VOBIS, and aims to encourage support of Victorian-based stallions and provide those that do invest in their progeny with the opportunity for lucrative returns.

The announcement of VOBIS Sires is complemented by continued industry support for both Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold, with strong nominations received from breeders and owners of 2014-born foals following the close of VOBIS Gold nominations on 31 August, 2016.

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