THE NEW VICTORIAN BONUS SCHEME, SUPER VOBIS GOLD AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU.
Feb 08, 2012
SUPER VOBIS GOLD is a new multi-million dollar program to boost prize money and bonuses for Victorian bred racehorses, and will mean $18 million in bonuses on offer in Victoria annually with the launch of VOBIS Gold.
VOBIS Gold, is to be offered in addition to Victoria's successful Super VOBIS scheme, provides owners of horses bred in Victoria with the opportunity to significantly increase their earning potential.
VOBIS Gold will offer $20,000 bonuses at up to 350 races conducted across all ages, classes and tracks, plus an annual $1 million restricted race series exclusively for VOBIS Gold qualified horses will be held across city and country racecourses.
The Gold and Super VOBIS bonuses will be on offer in Victoria each year with entry into the VOBIS Gold program for just a one-off $1100 (inc GST) fee for qualified yearlings.
Under the scheme, the owner of a qualified horse winning a standard $12,000 Victorian country race with a VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonus attached will collect $25,235 compared to $6,825 for an unqualified horse.
Similarly in Melbourne, the owner of a qualified horse winning a standard Saturday metropolitan race with a VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonus attached will collect $72,800 compared to $42,700 for an unqualified horse.
VOBIS Gold will deliver increased returns to owners, providing opportunities for qualified horses to claim a lucrative VOBIS Gold bonus across all ages, classes and tracks, particularly in regional Victoria.
The bonus’s will apply to the first three placegetters in VOBIS Gold races and VOBIS Gold will be open to the progeny of all Victorian based stallions and foals of dams owned by Victorian breeders for a one off nomination fee which will be due on 1 June each year.
This season's yearling crop on offer now will be the first to compete for VOBIS Gold bonuses when they hit the racetrack from late 2012.