New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series

NZB is strongly committed to encouraging and rewarding thoroughbred excellence, and the 2019-20 season will celebrate 48 years of the highly prestigious and coveted New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series.

Dijon Bleu a 7003webin (Custom)
2018/2019 joint 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 Diamonds (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.


2019/2020 NZB Filly of the Year Race Schedule
DATE RACE NAME STAKE DISTANCE RACE CLUB WINNER
21 Sep 2019 G3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes $70,000 1200 Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.  Aretha (NZ) (Charm Spirit) 
16 Nov 2019 G1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas $300,000 1600 Canterbury Jockey Club  Loire (NZ) (Redoute's Choice)
14 Dec 2019 G3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes $70,000 1550 Manawatu Racing Club  
26 Dec 2019 G2 Ladies Mile $100,000 1600 Auckland Racing Club  
1 Jan 2020 G2 Royal Stakes $100,000 2000 Auckland Racing Club
18 Jan 2020 G3 Desert Gold Stakes $70,000 1600 Wellington Racing Club
8 Feb 2020 G2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic $100,000 2000 Waikato Racing Club  
26 Feb 2020 G2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes $100,000 2100 Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.  
29 Feb 2020 G3 McKee Family Sunline Vase $70,000 2100 Auckland Racing Club  
14 Mar 2020 G1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks $400,000 2400 Wellington Racing Club  
2019/2020 NZB Filly of the Year Points Table

HORSE

POINTS

SERIES PROGRESS

Loire (NZ)

13.5

3rd Leg 1, 1st Leg 2

Jennifer Eccles (NZ)

7

2nd Leg 2

Aretha (NZ)

6

1st Leg 1

Travelling Light (NZ)

3.5

3rd Leg 2

 Bavella 

3

2nd 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
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2018/2019 NZB Filly of the Year Race Points Table
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2017/2018 NZB Filly of the Year Race Points Table
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2016/2017 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2015/2016 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2014/2015 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2013/2014 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2012/2013 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2011/2012 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2010/2011 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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2009/2010 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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