Last Opportunity to Secure Pearl Series Bonuses for the Season

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Rapid Falls (NZ) (Sacred Falls) will contest the Pearl Series bonus this weekend.
Rapid Falls (NZ) (Sacred Falls) will contest the Pearl Series bonus this weekend.

The impending end of what has been a testing racing season will provide a final opportunity for Pearl Series registered fillies and mares to secure Pearl bonuses, as well as the one-off incentive for second-placegetters running until the end of July.

The first of three NZB Insurance Pearl Series races taking place this weekend is the Maiden 1200m event at Wanganui, where six Pearl registered fillies and mares have been accepted among a mixed sex field of 11 runners.

Avondale’s meeting on Saturday will see the running of a Maiden 1400m race at 3.20pm. There are six Pearl registered fillies and mares among a mixed sex field of 14 runners.

Riccarton Park will also hold a Maiden 1400m race with bonus incentives at 12.47pm on Saturday. There are five Pearl registered fillies and mares in the mixed sex field of 12 runners.

For the three remaining Pearl Series races in the 2019-20 season, the usual Pearl Series winners’ bonus of $11,500 apportioned to owners, trainers and nominators will be paid if the first filly or mare home is Pearl registered. The second place Pearl Series bonus of $3,000 will be paid to owners if the second filly or mare home is Pearl registered.

Since its inauguration, the NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus scheme has seen millions of dollars paid out to Southern Hemisphere-bred filly and mare owners, breeders, trainers and nominators making it an integral part of the New Zealand racing industry.

New Zealand Bloodstock’s Insurance arm, NZB Insurance, has been a proud sponsor of the Pearl Series for the past seven years, in conjunction with NZTR and NZTBA.

Final registrations for yearling fillies close 31 July 2020. Nominate here or by emailing [email protected].