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NZB Filly of the Year Series Race Schedule
For the 45th straight season, New Zealand Bloodstock is sponsoring the prestigious New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series. Beginning with the $70,000 Gr3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) in September and culminating in the $400,000 Gr1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand Oaks (2400m) in March, New Zealand's finest 3YO fillies will do battle in 10 exciting races to determine the best of their generation. The series is decided on the basis of points earned across the 10 races, with points awarded to the first, second and third placegetters in each race. Points vary between Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 races. The winner of the NZB 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 series boasts an outstanding honour roll, and its winners and their progeny are always held in high regard both in New Zealand and internationally. Standout winners include La Mer, Our Flight, Snap, Tycoon Lil, Savannah Success, Princess Coup, Daffodil, Katie Lee and one of Australasia's very best three-year-olds of last season, Bonneval. Click here to view the NZB Filly of the Year Series race schedule.