The Vicbred First Win Bonus is a bonus for a Vicbred eligible horse’s first win as a 2YO, 3YO or 4YO in Victoria.
The bonus amount is currently $7000 for 2YOs, 3YOs and 4YOs.
The full bonus applies to career or metropolitan penalty races (or races with equivalent stakemoney).
If a horse’s first applicable win is in a graduation race (stakemoney of $3500 or less), half of the bonus will be paid. The other half to be payable if they go on to win a career or metropolitan race at a later date.
Note: The remaining half of the bonus cannot be won by winning a second graduation race.
For a 4YO horse to be eligible to win the bonus, they must win as a C0 or T0.
Plus, from 1st September 2016, a Vicbred First Win Bonus of $3500 will be paid to any Vicbred eligible horse aged 5YO or over who wins a career penalty race, provided they have never previously won a bonus and that the horse is assessed as a C0 or T0. (There is no sustaining payments required for 5YO and older horses).
Vicbred First Win Bonuses are split up in the following manner:
Bonuses may only be won where the applicable Vicbred Age Acceptance payments have been received and processed by Harness Racing Victoria.
Note that a horse is only eligible to win one Vicbred First Win Bonus over their career.
If you breed a Vicbred horse you will be eligible for Foal Nominator Bonuses.
Foal Nominator Bonuses apply when a horse you bred wins a 2YO, 3YO or 4YO age-restricted race in Victoria.
The payment of Foal Nominator Bonuses is not dependent on Vicbred age acceptances being paid – the horse simply needs to have met the original Vicbred criteria.
The Foal Nominator Bonus amounts to 10% of the advertised prizemoney.
For example: A Vicbred horse that wins a $7000 2YO race would earn their breeder a bonus of $700. Similarly, if you bred the winner of a $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Final you would receive a Breeder Bonus of $10,000!
Vicbred Foal Nominator Bonuses are only payable on races restricted to 2YOs, 3YOs or 4YOs.
For example: A 3YO winning an Open Age C0 class race will not earn a Vicbred Breeder Bonus for its breeder.