RV announces $500,000 VOBIS Sires Guineas
Racing Victoria and Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria yesterday announced the addition of the $500,000 VOBIS Sires Guineas (1600m) to the VOBIS Gold Premier Race Series open exclusively to VOBIS Gold-nominated horses. To be run alongside the second edition of the $1 million The Showdown (1200m) on the Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday at Caulfield on April 18, the VOBIS Sires Guineas is open exclusively to the three-year-old progeny of Victorian stallions and it is set to significantly enhance one of Victorian racing’s premier off-season racedays.
“Victorian Owners and Breeders Raceday has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and the addition of the VOBIS Sires Guineas will ensure that positive trend continues,” said Greg Carpenter, RV’s executive general manager of racing. “No doubt buyers at the upcoming sales will be keeping a keen eye on any VOBIS yearlings going through the ring, given the lucrative prizemoney and bonuses on offer through the program and the Premier Race Series.”