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Filly of the Year

COSTA VIVA 1000 guineas

COSTA VIVA on her way to winning the
2013/14 Filly of the Year Series crown

New Zealand Bloodstock is strongly committed to encouraging and rewarding thoroughbred excellence. Just one way in which we demonstrate this is through our sponsorship of the highly prestigious and coveted New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, this season celebrating its 42nd anniversary.

The title is awarded to the most outstanding three-year-old filly of her
year in New Zealand. 

This year sees the Group 3 Sunline Vase replacing the Listed Soliloquy Stakes for the first time, making every race in the series a Group level race.

The fillies compete throughout a series of ten races, and are awarded points for wins or placings in each race. Every race carries black type,
over distances from 1200 metres to the 2400 metres of the Group 1
New Zealand Oaks.

The title is very keenly contested and carries significant prizes for the owner, trainer and breeder of the ultimate Series winner. The winner of the "New Zealand Bloodstock 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 2013/2014 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title was won by
Costa Viva (Encosta de Lago x Vivacious Spirit) with 20.5 points for trainer Jason Bridgman and owners Dave and Nicky Hurst, Dianne Ford and Ray and Jan Batten. 

2014/2015 Filly of the Year Leaderboard

Platinum Witness 12 (1st in Race 2)
Darci's Dream 7 (2nd in Race 2)
Choice 6 (1st in Race 3)
O'Marilyn  6 (1st in Race 1)
Belle Miraaj 3.5 (3rd in Race 2)
Flaming 3 (2nd in Race 1)
Shees Flawless 1.5 (3rd in Race 1)

2014/2015 Filly of the Year Races

DateRace NameStakeDistanceRace ClubWINNER 

20 Sep, 2014

G3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes



Hawke's Bay Racing Inc


15 Nov, 2014

G1 New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas



Canterbury Racing

Platinum Witness 

13 Dec, 2014

G3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes



Manawatu Racing Club


26 Dec, 2014

G2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic



Auckland Racing Club


1 Jan, 2015

G2 New Zealand Bloodstock Royal Stakes



Auckland Racing Club


24 Jan, 2015

G3 Wellfield Desert Gold Stakes



Wellington Racing Club


7 Feb, 2015

G2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic



Waikato Racing Club


28 Feb, 2015

G3 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes



Hawke's Bay Racing Inc


4 Mar, 2015

G3 McKee Family Sunline Vase



Auckland Racing Club


14 Mar, 2015

G1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks



Wellington Racing Club


Points Available

Grp. 1Grp. 2Gr. 3
First - 12 First - 8 First - 6
Second - 7 Second - 4 Second - 3
Third - 3.5 Third - 2 Third 1.5

2013/2014 Filly of the Year Series Points Table

2012/2013 Filly of the Year Series Points Table

2011/2012 Filly of the Year Series Points Table

2010/2011 Filly of the Year Series Points Table

2009/2010 Filly of the Year Series Points Table

Filly of the Year Honours Roll

Karaka MillionFilly of the YearSouthern Filly of the YearCaulfield WFA ChampionshipOther Races

Karaka Million Order of Entry

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