Racing Victoria has begun its Super VOBIS nominations campaign for all 2016 born foals.
And, for the first time ever, breeders will be able to complete their Super VOBIS nominations online (while also having a paper-based option).
Super VOBIS is a world leading incentive scheme designed to reward owners and breeders who invest in Victorian bloodstock.
Super VOBIS horses can race for millions in Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold bonuses and prizemoney throughout their career. And, starting with the 2016 foal crop, many Victorian bred yearlings will be eligible to race in the annual $1.5 million VOBIS Sires race series.
Starting this week, emails are being sent to breeders with Super VOBIS eligible foals. It is anticipated all emails will be sent out by the end of the month to identified breeders.
Breeders wanting to nominate using the regular paper-based forms can download the form at the Super VOBIS webpage.
2016 born foals eligible for nomination are:
- All foals by a Victorian based sire
- A non-Victorian sired foal whose dam visited a Victorian stallion in the year the foal is born (2016)
- A non-Victorian sired foal whose dam (at the time of birth) is at least 50% owned by a Victorian breeder. In addition, both the dam and foal much have spent at least six continuous months in Victoria since the birth.
Breeders should note that the closing date for Super VOBIS nominations has changed from previous years. Nominations for 2016 born foals will now close on 30th April 2018. There is no longer any provision for late nominations.
Breeders seeking to enter their horses in early yearling sales such as Magic Millions Gold Coast in January or the Inglis Classic Sale in February should have their nominations in by no later than mid-October. This will ensure the yearling has a Super VOBIS logo on its catalogue page.
If you have any questions or require any assistance using the online form sent to you please contact the Racing Victoria Customer First team on 9258 4694 or email VOBIS@racingvictoria.net.au
Full information including Terms & Conditions can be found at the Super VOBIS webpage.