Racing Victoria (RV) has announced it has extended the VOBIS Gold nomination deadline for the inaugural crop of yearlings to this Friday, 13 July due to an overwhelming response from owners.
“We knew VOBIS Gold was a fantastic incentive scheme for owners, but the nominations have truly exceeded our expectations with the entries topping 1400 horses which is 40% above our year one target,” RV Chief Operating Officer, Bernard Saundry, said.
“Due to the volume of entries received in the days following the 30 June entry deadline, the Board has decided to allow these horses into the scheme given the best intentions of their owners to compete.
“Taking this into consideration and giving account to the scheme’s infancy, we have decided to extend the deadline out to 13 July to allow those owners that didn’t realise there were no late entry options for the scheme to enter their yearlings too.”
Thanks to the support of the Victorian Coalition Government, the one-off yearling nomination fee for VOBIS Gold is only $1100. This fee will remain unchanged for the period of extension.
VOBIS Gold nominated horses will race for $20,000 bonuses right throughout their career and will be eligible for an exclusive premier race series at two and three years of age.
For further information on VOBIS Gold and instructions on how to easily nominate visit www.vobisgold.com.au or phone RV on (03) 9258 4694.