Mare Bonus

Massive New BOBS Bonus To Owners Of Mares 

The highly successful BOBS bonus scheme has been changed to include a significant new bonus payable to the owners of mares breeding to BOBS stallions. 

Commencing from August 2017, the conditions of BOBS will be altered for a three-year trial to pay $2 million of bonuses to the owners of mares breeding to BOBS eligible stallions. This will be financed by Racing NSW contributing a further $1 million per annum to BOBS and by the $1 million presently paid in bonuses to the owners of stallions nominated for BOBS. 

The table below summarises changes to the structure of broodmare bonuses replacing stallion bonuses: 

Bonus Type Existing Mare Owner Bonus Replaced by New Mare Owner Bonus
Metropolitan Saturday Races $500.00 $5,000.00
Metropolitan Weekday, Highway Races $250.00 $2,500.00
Provincial, Country TAB Races $125.00 $1,250.00
Non-TAB Races $31.25 $312.50


Importantly, the amount of BOBS bonuses payable to the owner, trainer and rider of BOBS bonus winning horses is unchanged.

The mare owner is classed as the owner of the mare at the time of the foal being born.