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VOBIS Gold To Be Worth $18 Million

Friday, 27th July 2012

The new VOBIS Gold scheme "will see bonuses of $20,000 in up to 350 races each season over and above what is provided through Super VOBIS". The upshot is a total bonus pool of up to $18 million when fully operational.  Victorian Minister for Racing, Dr Denis Napthine, also announced the first VOBIS Gold bonus race will be a 2YO maiden run at Ballarat Racecourse on Thursday, November 1. The race will include a VOBIS Gold bonus of $20,000 and a special Super VOBIS bonus of $30,000, making the total prize money on offer for VOBIS Gold eligible horses $80,000. Following that, the first metropolitan VOBIS Gold bonus will be on offer at Moonee Valley on Friday night, November 30, with $85,000 available in total for eligible 2YO fillies. In addition, as part of the new program, a VOBIS Gold premier race series has also been scheduled:

  • $180,000 VOBIS Gold Carat (1,000m 2YO) – Caulfield, 5 January 2013
  • $280,000 VOBIS Gold Rush (1,000m 2YO) – Bendigo, 16 March 2013
  • $210,000 VOBIS Gold Stakes (1,200m 2YO) – Flemington, 13 April 2013
  • $100,000 VOBIS Gold Strike (1,000m 2YO Fillies) – Warrnambool, 30 April 2013
  • $160,000 VOBIS Gold Elvstroem Classic (1,300m 2YO) – Swan Hill, 7 June 2013
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