More Gold in Melbourne

A catalogue of 389 yearlings has been compiled for the Inglis Melbourne VOBIS Gold yearling sale at Oaklands on April 27 & 28.

The two day sale has attracted a 12% increase on last year’s inaugural sale and, like 2013, it has been split into Select Session and General Session.

“There are so many benefits available for Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold qualified yearlings,” Inglis Melbourne director Peter Heagney said.  “We are certainly looking forward to building on last year’s excellent foundation with this key sale.”

Buyers from last year’s VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale are already recording tremendous results at the two-year-old breeze up sales and on the racetrack.

Lyndhurst Farm paid $36,000 for a colt by Holy Roman Emperor from Rule the Waves at last year’s sale.  Mark and Shelley Treweek then sold the colt for NZ$320,000 less than seven months later at a two-year-old breeze up sale.

Recent two-year-old Cranbourne winner Malaguerra (Magnus) is a prime example of the triple treats on offer for VOBIS Gold horses.  Normal first place prizemoney on the race was $10,500 but the juvenile collected three times that thanks to Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold Bonuses when winning on January 19.

Malaguerra’s hot sire Magnus is one of 109 sires represented in the 2014 Melbourne VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale catalogue.  There are 14 yearlings by Magus among the 389 lots.

Other sires well represented include Written Tycoon, Artie Schiller, Domesday, Reset, Statue Of Liberty, Reward For Effort, Turffontein, Strategic, Foreplay, Hard Spun and Purrealist.

Super VOBIS (Victorian Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme) is an internationally recognised incentive scheme designed to reward owners and breeders who invest in Victorian bloodstock.  With more than $18 million in bonuses available for Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold qualified horses, connections have the chance to increase their hip pocket quickly with a large percentage of bonus races targeted at TAB country race meetings for two and three-year-old horses.

The 2014 Inglis Melbourne VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale catalogue can be viewed online at and on the Inglis Sales iPad app.