A Golden Day For VOBIS Scheme
Owners and breeders will be rewarded for their support of Victorian racing on Saturday when over $1.6 million in VOBIS prizemoney and bonuses are offered at Caulfield.
The third annual Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday will offer lucrative rewards for those who choose to buy, breed, own and race Victorian thoroughbreds, while showcasing the talent produced by the state’s burgeoning breeding industry.
Headlining Saturday’s race meeting is the inaugural $310,000 VOBIS Sires – a 1200m two-year-old race exclusively for VOBIS Gold-nominated horses that were sired in Victoria.
A capacity field of 16 plus two emergencies has been assembled for the Swear at Spendthrift Australia-sponsored race with horses acquired for as little as $12,000 in line to give their connections a handsome payday.
Five rich VOBIS Gold Premier Races will also be conducted on the nine race card over distances ranging from 1200m to 2000m with each race offering between $180,000 and $280,000 in prizemoney and bonuses.
Great interest will centre on the $280,000 IRT VOBIS Gold Mile (1600m) here the Darren Weir-trained Burning Front will take his career earnings past the magical $1 million mark if successful – a second placing will see him land just $1,790 shy of the milestone.
Among those seeking to deny Burning Front the major prize will be the Leon and Troy-Corstens-trained Zebrinz who won the inaugural VOBIS Gold Mile in 2015 before finishing runner-up to Red Bomber in 2016.
Also chasing a second Victorian Owners & Breeders Raceday feature race success is 2016 VOBIS Gold Distaff (1400m) winner Scarlet Billows who will be attempting to deny Miss Promiscuity back-to-back victories in the Newmarket Grand West VOBIS Gold Sprint (1200m).
Adirondack is chasing successive wins in the TROA VOBIS Gold Heath (2000m).
A selection of leading Victorian stallions will be paraded from 11.30am including former VOBIS Horse of the Year and now Swettenham Stud resident Trust In A Gust, along with Swear (Spendthrift Australia), Nostradamus (Rosemont Stud) and Lucas Cranach (Bullarook Park).
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