New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series

New Zealand Bloodstock is strongly committed to encouraging and rewarding thoroughbred excellence. Just one way in which we demonstrate this is through our sponsorship of the highly prestigious and coveted New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, celebrating its 46th anniversary in the 2017-18 season.

Dijon Bleu a 7003webin (Custom)
Dijon Bleu (NZ) Winning the Group 2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic.
Photo: Trish Dunell

With the title awarded to the most outstanding three-year-old filly of her year in New Zealand, the Lisa Latta-trained filly Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy) has been crowned the new "New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year." Starting the Series on winning form, Dijon Bleu claimed the first leg of the Series followed with another two victories boosting her total points to 30.

The fillies compete throughout a series of ten races and are awarded points for wins or placings in each race. Every race carries black type, over distances from 1200 metres to the 2400 metres of the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks.

The title is very keenly contested and carries significant prizes for the owner, trainer and breeder of the ultimate Series winner. The winner of the "New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year" title immediately becomes a highly valuable breeding proposition and earns her connections $50,000 in bonus cheques including $10,000 for her breeder, $10,000 for her trainer and $30,000 for her owner. 

The Filly of the Year Series trophy and bonus cheques are presented to the winning connections at the Horse of the Year Awards held in September each year.


2017-18 NZB Filly of the Year Race Schedule
DATE RACE NAME STAKE DISTANCE RACE CLUB WINNER
23 Sep 2017 G3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes $70,000 1200m Hawke's Bay Racing Inc Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy)
18 Nov 2017 G1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas $300,000 1600m Canterbury Racing Hasahalo (NZ) (Savabeel)
16 Dec 2017 G3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes $70,000 1600m Manawatu Racing Club Savvy Coup (NZ) (Savabeel)
26 Dec 2017 G2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic $100,000 1600m Auckland Racing Club Contessa Vanessa (NZ) (Bullbars)
1 Jan 2018 G2 Stella Artois Royal Stakes $100,000 2000m Auckland Racing Club Hello It's Me (NZ) (Darci Brahma)
20 Jan 2018 G3 Desert Gold Stakes $70,000 1600m Wellington Racing Club Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy)
10 Feb 2018 G2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic $100,000 2000m Waikato Racing Club Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy)
1 Mar 2018 G3 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes $70,000 2100m Hawke's Bay Racing Inc Savvy Coup (NZ) (Savabeel)
3 Mar 2018 G3 McKee Family Sunline Vase $70,000 2100m Auckland Racing Club Contessa Vanessa (NZ) (Bullbars)
17 Mar 2018 G1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks $400,000 2400m Wellington Racing Club Savvy Coup (NZ) (Savabeel)
2017-2018 NZB Filly of the Year Points Table

HORSE

POINTS

SERIES PROGRESS

 Dijon Bleu

 30

 1st Leg 1, 2nd Leg 2, 2nd Leg 3, 1st Leg 6, 1st Leg 7

 Contessa Vanessa

 26.5

 3rd Leg 3, 1st Leg 4, 2nd Leg 5, 1st Leg 9, 2nd Leg 10

 Savvy Coup

 24

 1st Leg 3, 1st Leg 8, 1st Leg 10

 Hasahalo

 12

 1st Leg 2

 Milseain

 10

 3rd Leg 6, 3rd Leg 7, 2nd Leg 8, 3rd Leg 10

 Hello It's Me

 8

 1st Leg 5

 Kapoor

 4

 2nd Leg 4

 Mark Two

 4

 2nd Leg 7

 The Lustre

 3.5

 3rd Leg 2

 Marcellina

 3.5

 3rd Leg 5, 3rd Leg 9

 Gold Spice

 3

 2nd Leg 9

 Florence Jean

 3

 2nd Leg 1

 Blanco Belle 

 3

 2nd Leg 6

 Gris Dame

 2

 3rd Leg 4

 Princess Rhianna

 1.5

 3rd Leg 1

 Caricature

 1.5

 3rd Leg 8

Points Available
Race Type First Second Third
Group 1 12 7 3.5
Group 2 8 4 2
Group 3 6 3 1.5
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