Given their higher earning potential, Vicbred eligible horses are a more attractive proposition for potential buyers and generally sell for a higher premium.
If you breed a Vicbred horse you will receive 5% of prizemoney (including Vicbred Bonuses) if that horse wins a Vicbred race (or 10% in cases where there is no stallion nominator).
If you breed a Vicbred horse you will be eligible for Breeder Bonuses. Breeder Bonuses apply when a horse you bred wins a 2YO, 3YO or 4YO age-restricted race in Victoria.
The payment of Breeder Bonuses is not dependent on Vicbred age acceptances being paid – the horse simply needs to have met the original Vicbred criteria.
The Breeder Bonus amounts to 10% of the prizemoney offered. For example a Vicbred horse that wins a $7,000 2YO race would earn their breeder a bonus of $700. Similarly, if you bred the winner of a $280,000 Breeders Crown Final you would receive a Breeder Bonus of $28,000!
When your horse wins its first career or metropolitan race in Victoria you’ll receive a Vicbred First Win Bonus of $7,000 over and above the prizemoney for the race.
For example, that means if your horse wins a $7,000 race it will win $3,990 in prizemoney plus the $7,000 Bonus - for a total of over $10,000!
If your horse wins a restricted race you will receive $3500 (half of the bonus) with the other half to be payable if they go on to win a career or metropolitan race.
Vicbred horses are eligible to compete for over $4 million in prizemoney each season through the following avenues:
Vicbred Super Series (Male & female divisions for 2YOs, 3YOs & 4YOs)
Vicbred Metropolitan Races
Vicbred Country Races
There is an additional $850,000 in prizemoney on offer for Vicbred Platinum eligible horses each year.
Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic (Horses who have not earned over $10,000)
Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship (Restricted to C0-C4 non metro winners)
Vicbred Platinum Country Series (Maiden & lower class pacers & trotters)
Vicbred Platinum Metropolitan Bonus Races (Pacers & Trotters)