New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series

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 44th anniversary.

Sofia Rosa Winning the Lowland Stakes. Photo Credit Race Images
Sofia Rosa Winning the Lowland Stakes.
Photo Credit Race Images

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

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 2015/2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title was won by Sofia Rosa (Makfi x Bislieri) with 21 points for trainer Stephen Marsh and owner Lib Petagna's JML Bloodstock Ltd.

2016/2017 Filly of the Year Races
DATE RACE NAME STAKE DISTANCE RACE CLUB WINNER

17 September, 2016

G3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes

$70,000

1200m

Hawke's Bay Racing Inc

12 Nov, 2016

G1 gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas

$300,000

1600m

Canterbury Racing

10 Dec, 2016

G3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes

$70,000

1600m

Manawatu Racing Club

26 Dec, 2016

G2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic

$100,000

1600m

Auckland Racing Club

1 Jan, 2017

G2 Mongolian Khan Royal Stakes

$100,000

2000m

Auckland Racing Club

28 Jan, 2017

G3 Wellfield Desert Gold Stakes

$70,000

1600m

Wellington Racing Club

11 Feb, 2017

G2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic

$100,000

2000m

Waikato Racing Club

2 March, 2017

G3 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes

$70,000

2100m

Hawke's Bay Racing Inc

4 Mar, 2017

G3 McKee Family Sunline Vase

$70,000

2100m

Auckland Racing Club

18 Mar, 2017

G1 Wellfield New Zealand Oaks

$300,000

2400m

Wellington Racing Club

2016/2017 Filly of the Year Leaderboard
HORSE POINTS SERIES PROGRESS

Points Available
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First - 12 First - 8 First - 6
Second - 7 Second - 4 Second - 3
Third - 3.5 Third - 2 Third 1.5
Filly of the Year Honours Roll
2014/2015 Filly of the Year Series Points Table
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