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The Racing NSW Breeder OwnerBonus Scheme (BOBS) has been operating since 2003. In the 2012-13 racing season over $10m was paid out in cash bonuses and Double Up vouchers, bringing the total since the scheme’s inception to over $70m.

To be eligible for BOBS aracehorse must be sired by a NSW-based stallion for which the Stallion Nomination Fee has been paid (see Sires List That stallion’s progeny may then be advertised or sold as weanlings or yearlings as BOBS eligible.

Owners are then required to nominate the horse for a fee of $990. This is done when in the months leading up to 1 September, when the horse is about to turn 2YO or has just done so. The horse can then win bonus prizemoney of up to $20,000 for each win on NSW tracks (except Group and Listed races) during its 2YO and 3YO racing career.

Late nominations may be made after 1 September 2014 for a fee of $5,500. A horse cannot be nominated for BOBS once it has turned 3YO.

Nominations for BOBS 2014(for horses foaled in 2012 and turning 2YO in 2014) will close on September 1,2014.

BOBS Extra

BOBS Extra is an exciting extension to the scheme which was introduced in 2010. BOBS Extra nominated horses can win bonuses of up to $20,000 through winning events 1800-metres and longer, from the day the horse turns 4YO until the date of its retirement. Aswith BOBS, Group and Listed races are excluded.

BOBS Extra makes horse ownership more attractive throughout NSW by providing more opportunities and bonuses for owners prepared to show patience with slow maturing horses. It will balance our breeding industry and strengthen middle-distance and stayingcompetition.

Horses which turn two on 1 August 2014 may be nominated for BOBS Extra for a fee of $840, inaddition to the BOBS fee of $990. BOBS Extra is optional, but a horsecannot be nominated for BOBS Extra without being paid up for BOBS (total $1,830).

There is no late nomination for BOBS Extra.

BOBS Double Up

Racing NSW has led the way with a unique concept allowing owners who wina BOBS bonus to double its value.

The owner(s) of a BOBS nominated horse which wins in NSWmay take the cash bonus – or elect to get twice its value by taking a Double UpVoucher.

The voucher can then be used forthe purchase of a BOBS eligible horse or a share in a syndicated BOBS eligible horse at a yearling sale conducted by a participating Sales Company (Magic Millions, William Inglis, Peter Milling Bloodstock, Brisbane Bloodstockor New Zealand Bloodstock). Certain conditions apply to the use of the voucher.

It can also be used at a "Ready-to-Run” sale so long as the horse is BOBS-eligible and unraced and was notpurchased originally through the use of a Double Up voucher.

BOBS Double Up vouchers cannot be used topurchase a weanling or a broodmare.

BOBS Double Up (Stallions)

From July 1, 2014 BOBS Double Up vouchers can also beused for stallion service fee payments for participating NSW based stallions.

The stud must be registered forthe programme and the stallion must be BOBS nominated.

A voucher cannot be used when the ownership of the mare is the same in part or full to the ownership of the stallion. Mares owned by commercial breeding operations will be ineligible to participate regardless of whichstallion serves the mare.

A full list of participatingstallions will be available from August, 2014.

BOBS Mare Bonus

Racing NSW has announced the expansionto the hugely successful Breeders Owners Bonus Scheme (BOBS).

From 1 January, 2014 Racing NSW will pay a 2.5% BOBS bonus to the registered breeder (as set out in the AustralianStud Book) of any horse who wins a BOBS or BOBS Extra bonus

As an example, the registered breeder of a broodmare whose BOBS nominated progeny are successful at a Saturday metropolitan race meeting will receive a $500 BOBS bonus. Payments will be made atthe same percentage rate of the BOBS bonus across all races in NSW excluding Group and Listed races.

In order to receive this bonus, the registered breeder must complete a BOBS Mare Bonus form within 6 months of the date of the horse/s win.

BOBS Sire Scheme 2017

Nominations for stallions standing in NSW during the September-December 2014 breeding season close on 30 June 2014. Terms and Conditions, and the nomination form, are below.

After 30 June 2014 a late nomination fee will apply, equivalent to twice the stallion’s advertised stud fee.

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Or contact: Bev Ritzau: (02) 9551 7605