VOBIS SIRES NEWS

February 15, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
First Showdown Ballot Order Released

With the first ballot order released earlier this week, the countdown to the inaugural VOBIS Sires Showdown is well and truly on. At Caulfield on Saturday 27 April, a field of eligible Victorian bred two-year-olds will contest over 1200 metres for the $1 million prizemoney on offer. To be eligible for the race, the contestants...

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February 8, 2019 | VOBIS Sires News
The Showdown Story

Showdown’s impact on Victorian breeding was profound and he deserves the honour of having the new VOBIS Sires $1 million race named after him, writes DANNY POWER. Studmaster George Smith remembers the day he first laid eyes on Showdown. The chestnut stallion stepped off a float at Stockwell Stud where Smith was the stud manager....

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October 12, 2018 | VOBIS Sires News
All the big guns entered for inaugural Showdown

The prospect of winning the inaugural $1 million Showdown with a VOBIS Sires horse at Caulfield in April next year has helped drive an increased number of nominations to VOBIS Gold this year. 1214 foals born in 2016 were nominated to VOBIS Gold…and, of those, 840 are VOBIS Sires eligible and thus now have an...

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July 4, 2018 | VOBIS Sires News
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...

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July 4, 2018 | VOBIS Sires News
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...

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June 21, 2018 | VOBIS Sires News
First season VOBIS Sires all quality

With the inaugural running of the $1 million Showdown just around the corner, it’s little wonder the opening of VOBIS Sires has already attracted a record number of stallion nomination, 61 in fact. And, perhaps most interesting is the quality of first season sires signed up to VOBIS’ newest benefits program. No less than nine...

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