The 2014/15 VOBIS Bonus Premierships for Racehorse, Breeder and Sire have been finalised with a few Victorian regulars taking out the titles.
These premierships are based on the total level of VOBIS Gold and Super VOBIS bonuses earned through the season. The premierships do not include prizemoney gained in the lucrative VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series.
In 2014/15 more than $7.5 million was handed out through Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold bonuses across Victorian racecourses.
Wanted gelding, Rough Justice, trained by the Ellerton Zahra partnership, made a successful late run to take out the title of VOBIS Bonus Racehorse of season 2014/15.
The Contract Racing homebred earned $84,000 in VOBIS bonuses; beating to the title another late season, multiple bonus winner in Radical, trained by Peter Moody.
Von Costa de Hero filly Jurasound, trained by Euroa’s Lindsay Park operation, came in third.
Interestingly, the top 10 racehorses in the VOBIS Bonus premiership were all by different sires – and seven of those sires stand in Victoria.
Contract Racing had a consistent year yet again in targeting VOBIS bonus races allowing them to collect the leading VOBIS Bonus breeder title.
The Macedon Ranges breeding operation, owned by David and Jenny Moodie, collected $359,900 in bonuses with Darley in second place and Dorrington Farm’s Rob Crabtree coming third.
The VOBIS Bonus Sire premiership went to Eliza Park International legend Bel Esprit with his progeny having earned a tick over $400,000 in bonuses.
His younger stud mate at Eliza Park, Magnus, was a close second – just $23,000 in bonuses behind. Woodside Park’s Written Tycoon placed third.
Eight of the top 10 VOBIS bonus earning sires were Victorian based stallions.
The 2015/16 season offers even more for VOBIS horses including the expansion of the VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series to a record $2.8 million over 15 races. VOBIS Gold nominations for current season two-year-olds are due by August 31st. More information available at the VOBIS Gold webpage.
The full Top 10 VOBIS Bonus Premiership tables are available on the TBV website.