New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series

NZB is strongly committed to encouraging and rewarding thoroughbred excellence, and the 2018-19 season will celebrate 47 years of the highly prestigious and coveted New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series.

Dijon Bleu a 7003webin (Custom)
2018-19 Series winners Imelda Mary (NZ) and Queen of Diamonds (NZ).

With the title awarded to the most outstanding three-year-old filly of her year in New Zealand, the 2018-19 season saw two fillies share the lead on 18 points each. The Wayne Hillis-trained Imelda Mary (NZ) and the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Queen of Dimaonds (NZ) share the NZB Filly of the Year title.

The ten races throughout the season are keenly contested and with significant prizes for the owner, trainer and breeder of the ultimate Series winner. The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year winner 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.

In the event of two fillies having equal points following the running of the final leg, both fillies will share the title.


2018-19 NZB Filly of the Year Race Schedule
DATE RACE NAME STAKE DISTANCE RACE CLUB WINNER
22 Sep 2018 G3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes $70,000 1200 Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.  Avantage (Fastnet Rock)
17 Nov 2018 G1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas $300,000 1600 Canterbury Jockey Club  Media Sensation (I Am Invincible)
15 Dec 2018 G3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes $70,000 1550 Manawatu Racing Club  Queen of Diamonds (NZ) (Savabeel)
26 Dec 2018 G2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic $100,000 1600 Auckland Racing Club  Pinmedown (NZ) (Pins)
1 Jan 2019 G2 Royal Stakes $100,000 2000 Auckland Racing Club  Imelda Mary (NZ) (Ferlax)
19 Jan 2019 G3 Desert Gold Stakes $70,000 1600 Wellington Racing Club  Secret Allure (NZ) (Zacinto)
9 Feb 2019 G2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic $100,000 2000 Waikato Racing Club  Imelda Mary (NZ) (Ferlax)
27 Feb 2019 G2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes $100,000 2100 Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.  Queen of Diamonds (NZ) (Savabeel)
2 Mar 2019 G3 McKee Family Sunline Vase $70,000 2100 Auckland Racing Club  Pinmedown (NZ) (Pins)
16 Mar 2019 G1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand  Oaks $400,000 2400 Wellington Racing Club  Sentimental Miss (NZ) (Reliable Man)
2018-19 NZB Filly of the Year Points Table

HORSE

POINTS

SERIES PROGRESS

Imelda Mary

18

1st Leg 5, 1st Leg 7, 3rd Leg 8

Queen of Diamonds

18

1st Leg 3, 3rd Leg 4, 3rd Leg 7, 1st Leg 8

Sentimental Miss

16

2nd Leg 7, 1st Leg 10

Pinmedown

14

1st Leg 4, 1st Leg 9

Media Sensation

12

1st Leg 2

Secret Allure

10

2nd Leg 5, 1st Leg 6

Valalie

8.5

2nd Leg 2, 3rd Leg 6

Beyond The Fort

7

2nd Leg 10

Xpression

6.5

2nd Leg 1, 3rd Leg 2

Avantage

6

1st Leg 1 

Shezathinka

4

2nd Leg 8

House of Cartier

4

2nd Leg 4

Star Karen

3.5

3rd Leg 10

Clementina

3

2nd Leg 9

Elate

3

2nd Leg 3

Jakkalbomb

3

2nd Leg 6

Luminous

2

3rd Leg 5

Savy Yong Blonk

1.5

3rd Leg 9

Just Fabulous

1.5

3rd Leg 3

Rocket Fuel

1.5

3rd Leg 1

Points Available
RACE TYPE FIRST SECOND THIRD
Group 1 12 7 3.5
Group 2 8 4 2
Group 3 6 3 1.5
Filly of the Year Honours Roll
Read More...

2017-18 NZB Filly of the Year Race Schedule
Read More...

2016/2017 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2015/2016 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2014/2015 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2013/2014 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2012/2013 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2011/2012 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2010/2011 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...

2009/2010 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
Read More...