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South Australian Breeders' & Owners' Incentive Scheme

SABOIS is the South Australian Breeders' & Owners' Incentive Scheme. It helps maximise interest in qualified horses and provides financial rewards to breeders or nominators, owners, trainers and jockeys over and above standard prizemoney.

SABOIS will offer bonuses over three levels of racing, including:

  • Metro Saturday and Public Holiday meetings (which will carry $28,000 bonuses);
  • Metro mid-week, Provincial and Country TAB meetings ($11,500); and
  • Non-TAB meetings ($4,300).

Thoroughbred Racing has also created SABOIS-PLUS which will carry a $10,000 bonus for selected races run over distances of 1800m or further. Any horse registered for the scheme as a yearling will be eligible to compete, regardless of age.

Additionally, for those foals born on or after 2005, SABOIS has been broadened to include four-year-olds which are eligible to compete for bonuses in all SABOIS-programmed Maiden races.

Thoroughbred Racing SA recently announced a 43% increase to the SABOIS Bonus Pool, which has been welcomed by industry participants. 

“SABOIS has proved itself to be an effective lever in helping to grow the race field sizes and horse numbers that are crucial to our future growth,” TRSA Chair Rob Rorrison said.

For further information please contact SABOIS Coordinators, Julie Lapidge (08) 8179 9816.

SA Thoroughbred Breeders have extensive information on stallions and breeding in South Australia. For contact details please click here.

Information guides are also available by contacting SABOIS on (08) 8179 9804.