"For me, the reward is the sense of joy and fulfilment you give to your owners and supporters. It is validation of hard work".
- Jason Bridgman
How is prizemoney distributed?
Fillies and mares often have residual value, meaning they retain their value as broodmare
prospects. The highest amount paid for a thoroughbred at auction in Australia in 2016 was $3.4 million for proven broodmare Listen Here, the dam of Deep Field and Shooting To Win.
There is also a lucrative Asian market for young gallopers with 1600 exported in the 2014-15
season, mostly to Singapore and Hong Kong.
The Super VOBIS initiative in Victoria offers bonuses of up to $30,000 per race. These bonuses are offered to nominated horses racing across all locations within Victoria. It has an annual funding pool of $20 million, providing great incentive for owners and trainers to purchase, train and race horses bred in Victoria.
VOBIS Gold is Racing Victoria’s (RV) owners’ incentive scheme, designed to reward owners who race and invest in Victorian bloodstock. During the 2017/18 racing season, eligible owners were given the chance to share in more than $8.5 million in dedicated VOBIS Gold prizemoney and additional bonuses across 250 VOBIS Gold bonus races.
New in the VOBIS scheme, is VOBIS Sires, which gives opportunity to the progeny of a VOBIS Sires-nominated stallion.
To get started in horse ownership, Bridgman Racing have put together a guide to help you with all the relevant information and advice on becoming an owner for the first time.
When it comes to purchasing a horse for the first time, Jason can purchase a horse for you or offer you shares in young horses that are already a part of the Bridgman Racing team.
At Bridgman Racing, your horse will be put through a thorough education and training program to prepare them for racing. Once racing, they are carefully managed throughout their career.