Buyers at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale are going to be afforded even more opportunities to win big in the ownership stakes, with confirmation that over 430 yearlings catalogued for the Victorian sale are Super VOBIS qualified.
Black Caviar continues to be a fantastic ambassador for Victoria, having been bred and sold in the State. The undefeated mare’s sire Bel Esprit stands in Victoria at Eliza Park, just as her damsire Desert Sun did from 1999 until retirement in 2010.
All 25 yearlings by Bel Esprit catalogued for the four-day Melbourne Premier from March 3 to 6 are among the 430+ lots in the sale that have been nominated for Super VOBIS.
Super VOBIS gives owners additional financial rewards when their horses are successful on Victorian racetracks, in addition to the thrill of cheering home a winner as Black Caviar’s connections have been lucky to do so 23 times.
Super VOBIS offers bonuses ranging from $9,000 to $30,000 on a range of two and three-year-old races. “The quality of Premier yearlings presented to us during the on farm inspections has been fantastic,” Inglis director Peter Heagney said. “Vendors will start arriving with their drafts at Oaklands from next Monday and we look forward to welcoming all buyers out to the complex to inspect the yearlings.”
Buyers of a Super VOBIS qualified yearling are also able to nominate their purchase for VOBIS Gold with a one-off payment of $1,100 by June 30.
VOBIS Gold nominated horses will race for $20,000 bonuses throughout their entire career. In addition, five races for VOBIS Gold-only juveniles feature on the calendar, with the next event – the $280,000 VOBIS Gold Rush – to be run at Bendigo on Saturday, March 16.