New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series

New Zealand Bloodstock has been the proud sponsor of the Southern Filly of the Year Series since the 2000-2001 season.

No Pushover shares the lead in the NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series. Photo Credit: Race Images Christchurch.
No Pushover shares the lead in the NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series. Photo Credit: Race Images Christchurch.

The Southern Filly of the Year Series is an important part of the Southern Racing Calendar. It is designed to assist the longterm growth and success of the New Zealand breeding industry by providing opportunities for good fillies to earn valuable black type while racing in New Zealand.

 The title of New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year is awarded to the three-year-old filly who succeeds in winning the most points after the completion of the four races in the Series.

Points are awarded for first, second and third in each race with:

  • 7 points for first,
  • 4 points for second, and
  • 2 points for third.

In an effort to maximise the chances of the Series determining an outright winner, changes have been made to the format of the Series for the 2016/17 season.

The points structure has been adjusted, as above, and the final leg of the Series, the NZB Warstep Stakes, will act as a 'decider'. In the event of two fillies having equal points following the running of the final leg, the filly with the best finishing position in the NZB Warstep Stakes will be determined the winner of the Series. 

The races are all of Listed status and the Series starts with a 1200m race in September and finishes with a 2000m race in April.

New Zealand Bloodstock has a strong commitment to encouraging a healthy and successful domestic racing industry in New Zealand and, by sponsoring this coveted Series, is working to ensure the owners, breeders and trainers in the New Zealand racing and breeding industry are attractively rewarded.

The 2015/16 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year title ended in a four-way tie with All In Vogue (NZ) (Pins) picking up 7 points in the NZB Warstep Stakes putting her in equal first place alongside Canterbury Belle Stakes winner Windborne (NZ) (Darci Brahma), NZB Airfreight Stakes winner Honor That (NZ) (Darci Brahma) and NZB Insurance Stakes winner No Pushover (NZ) (Pins).

2016-17 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Race Schedule
Date Race Name Distance Stake Race Club Winner

17 September 2016

LR New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes

1200m

$50,000

Canterbury Racing

La Diosa (NZ) (So You Think)

4 March 2017

LR New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance Stakes

1400m

$50,000

Otago Racing Club

 

8 April 2017

LR New Zealand Bloodstock Airfreight Stakes

1600m

$50,000

Canterbury Racing

 

22 April 2017

LR New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes

2000m

$50,000

Canterbury Racing

 

2016-17 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Leaderboard
HORSE POINTS SERIES PROGRESS
La Diosa 7 1st Leg 1
Starvoia 4 2nd Leg 1
O'Naturelle 2 3rd Leg 1

Southern Filly Of The Year Honour Roll
2015-16 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Points Table
2014-15 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Points Table
2013-14 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Points Table
2012-13 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series Points Table
2011-12 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series Final Points Table
2010-11 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series Points Table 
2009-10 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series Points Table 
2008-09 Southern Filly of the Year Points Table 
2007/2008 Southern Filly of the Year Points Table
2006-2007 Southern Filly of the Year Points Table