May 23, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
Swettenham’s Toronado Showdown Prince

In a well-deserved victory for a sire who has promised so much, Prince Of Sussex not only showed up; he took out the inaugural running of the Showdown in brilliant fashion. For Mornington trainer Matt Laurie, the $1 million-dollar Showdown race was always the Grand Final, and although the pressure was on, Prince Of Sussex...

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April 24, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
Showdown attracts stellar field

The field of the inaugural Showdown has been finalised, with 16 VOBIS Sires two-year-olds set to chase the $1 million purse this Saturday at Caulfield’s Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday. Named after the legendary stallion of the 1970s, The Showdown is only open to the two-year-old progeny of Victorian-based stallions nominated for the VOBIS Sires...

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April 15, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
The Road to Victorian Victory

The recent, high profiled success of Victorian-bred racehorses continues to cement the strength of the industry and the myriad of opportunities available for breeding thoroughbreds in Victoria. However perhaps the greatest testimony to our state’s thoroughbred industry is a statue in the small township of Nagambie. This sentinel in bronze serves as a constant reminder...

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April 5, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
Breeders chasing Showdown Glory

Already arguably the best racing incentive program in the world, the impact of the newly added VOBIS Sires program is soon to be realised with the running of the inaugural 1200 metre $1 million dollar Showdown only a few weeks away. Launched in 2015, the $1.5 million VOBIS Sires program is a significant addition to...

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April 2, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
Owners and breeders prepare for ‘The Showdown’

Caulfield is the place to be on Saturday, 27 April, with more than $2.5 million in prizemoney and bonuses on offer across the nine races on Victorian Owners and Breeders Race Day. Featuring the inaugural running of ‘The Showdown’ (1200m), worth a cool $1 million, this year’s Victorian Owners and Breeders Race Day will cement...

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March 26, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
Victorian schemes prove fruitful for Griffiths

Racing has been Robbie Griffiths’ life and passion for more than 20 years. After weight issues forced the successful apprentice jockey out of the saddle, the desire to reach the top echelons of the training ranks was strong. After earning his trainers licence in 1991, Robbie’s hard work, determination and talented horsemanship has seen him...

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