NZB Insurance 3x Triple Crown Series

Further bolstering New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance's support of the New Zealand racing industry, the NZB Insurance 3x Triple Crown Series* has been announced featuring three $100,000 Series bonuses for the upcoming season. 

NZB Insurance 3x Triple Crown
NZB Insurance 3x Triple Crown

In association with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, the NZB Insurance programme will see each Series comprise of three prestigious Group races with a total of $300,000 in bonuses up for grabs.

The Weight-For-Age Triple Crown* begins with the $200,000 Group 1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie on December 26, followed by the $400,000 Group 1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on February 8, and the $200,000 Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at Ellerslie on March 7.

The races in the Sprint Triple Crown* are the $200,000 Group 1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on January 1, the $250,000 Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on January 18, and the $200,000 Group 1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa on February 8.

The third Series is the Fillies and Mares Triple Crown*, made up of the $70,000 Group 3 Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on March 14, the $200,000 Group 1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha on April 4, and the $100,000 Group 2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on April 25.

The Triple Crowns couldn't come at a better time for the New Zealand industry, with the support of the Auckland Racing Club, Wellington Racing Club, Cambridge Jockey Club and Waikato Racing Club - the Series is set to appeal to a wide range of trainers and owners.

*Terms and conditions apply, click here.

Series Schedules

Weight-for-Age Triple Crown Winner
$200,000 G1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie on 26 December 2019
$400,000 G1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on 8 February 2020
$200,000 G1 Bonecrusher NZ Stakes at Ellerslie on 7 March 2020
The winner of all three races wins the $100,000 Triple Crown Weight-for-Age Bonus

 

Sprint Triple Crown Winner
$200,000 G1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on 1 January 2020
$250,000 G1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on 18 January 2020
$200,000 G1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa on 8 February 2020
The winner of all three races wins the $100,000 Triple Crown Sprint Bonus

 

Fillies and Mares Triple Crown Winner
$70,000 G3 Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on 14 March 2020
$200,000 G1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha on 4 April 2020
$100,000 G2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on 25 April 2020
The winner of all three races wins the $100,000 Triple Crown Fillies and Mares Bonus