Racing Victoria (RV) has confirmed that the $10,000 bonus scheme for jumps racing horses who register their first jumps career win will continue for the 2019 jumps racing season.
Introduced in 2012, the scheme is support from RV as an additional pool of prizemoney for first time jumps career winners.
It is anticipated that the extension of the scheme will help promote participation and GROW interest in the sport.
The renewed $10,000 bonus will be split between connections (owners receive 80%, while trainers receive 20%) as an incentive to nominate their horses, increase competition and create bigger fields.
As well as the $10,000 bonus $3.8 million in prizemoney will be on offer to jumps racing participants in Victoria in 2019.
This significant investment is testimony to the health of the jumps racing industry and the communities it supports.
The season will launch at Warrnambool on Friday 14th March 2019.