NZB Filly of the Year

NZB is strongly committed to encouraging and rewarding thoroughbred excellence, and the 2021-22 season celebrated 50 years of the highly prestigious and coveted New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series.

Belle En Rouge (NZ) wins the NZ Oaks, the final leg of the Series.

For the second time in the last four seasons, the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series title has joint winners and this time the prestigious title has been shared between two stablemates.

After the 11th and final leg, the $400,000 Group One Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham, Te Akau Racing stablemates Belle En Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy) and Self Obsession (NZ) (Shocking) came out on top to claim the 2021-22 edition, finishing the Series with 31 points each.

Self Obsession (NZ) also finished the Series with 31 points.

Self Obsession had won Group Two races in all of her three previous starts, while fellow Jamie Richards-trained runner Belle En Rouge claimed multiple Group victories and a Group One placing through the spring and early summer. She then went on to win the Group One New Zealand Oaks in emphatic style. 

This is the seventh NZB Filly of the Year in the last 16 years for the powerful Te Akau Racing stable, following on from Amarelinha (NZ) (Savabeel), Costa Viva (Encosta de Lago), King’s Rose (Redoute’s Choice), Insouciant (NZ) (Keeper), Princess Coup (Encosta de Lago) and Shikoba (NZ) (Chief Bearhart).

View the 2021-22 Series results story here. 

The eleven races throughout the season are keenly contested and with significant prizes for the owner, trainer and breeder of the ultimate Series winner. The NZB Filly of the Year winner 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. 

In the event of two fillies having equal points following the running of the final leg, both fillies will share the title.

2021-22 Results

Horse Points Series Progress
Belle En Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy) 31 3rd Leg 2, 3rd Leg 3, 1st Leg 4, 1st Leg 5, 1st Leg 11
Self Obsession (NZ) (Shocking) 31 1st Leg 6, 1st Leg 8, 1st Leg 9, 2nd Leg 11
The Perfect Pink (NZ) (Savabeel) 12 1st Leg 3
Imperatriz (I Am Invincible) 7.5 3rd Leg 1, 1st Leg 2
Shepherd's Delight (NZ) (Rip Van Winkle) 7 2nd Leg 3
Achieve (NZ) (Pierro) 6.5 2nd Leg 4, 3rd Leg 8, 3rd Leg 9
Bellacontte (NZ) (Burgundy) 6 1st Leg 1
Princess Lowry (NZ) (Roc De Cambes) 6 3rd Leg 5, 2nd Leg 6
La Crique (NZ) (Vadamos) 6 1st Leg 7
Bellatrix Black (NZ) (Redwood) 6 1st Leg 10
Mustang Valley (NZ) (Vanbrugh) 6 2nd Leg 1, 2nd Leg 9
Glory Bound (Tavistock) 4 2nd Leg 8
The High Priestess (NZ) (Reliable Man) 4 2nd Leg 5
One Dream One Soul (NZ) (Ekraar) 2 2nd Leg 10
Aspen Colorado (NZ) (Proisir) 3.5 3rd Leg 11
Dubai Diva (Pride Of Dubai) 3 2nd Leg 2
Sassy Merlot (NZ) (Burgundy) 3 2nd Leg 7
Aquacade (NZ) (Dundeel) 2 3rd, Leg 6
Flash Mary (NZ) (El Roca) 2 3rd Leg 10
Love Letter (NZ) (Wrote) 1.5 3rd Leg 7
Unusual Culture (NZ) (Unusual Suspect) 1.5 3rd Leg 4


Points Available

RACE TYPE FIRST SECOND THIRD
Group 1 12 7 3.5
Group 2 8 4 2
Group 3 6 3 1.5

 

2021-22 NZB Filly of the Year Series Schedule

Date Race Name Stake Dist. Club Winner
18/9/21 Gr.3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes $80,000 1200m Hawke's Bay RI Bellacontte (NZ) (Burgundy)
23/10/21 Gr.3 Matamata Veterinary Services Soliloquy Stakes $80,000 1400m Matamata Imperatriz (I Am Invincible)
13/11/21 Gr.1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas $300,000 1600m Canterbury JC The Perfect Pink (NZ) (Savabeel)
11/12/21 Gr.3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes $80,000 1600m Manawatu RC Belle En Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy)
26/12/21 Gr.2 Jamison Park Eight Carat Classic $110,000 1600 Auckland RC Belle En Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy)
1/1/22 Gr.2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes $110,000 2000 Auckland RC Self Obsession (NZ) (Shocking)
29/1/22 Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes $80,000 1600 Wellington RC La Crique (NZ) (Vadamos)
12/2/22 Gr.2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic $110,000 2000 Waikato RC Self Obsession (NZ) (Shocking)
2/3/22 Gr.2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes $110,000 2100 Hawke's Bay RI Self Obsession (NZ) (Shocking)
5/3/22 Gr.3 McKee Family Sunline Vase $80,000 2100 Auckland RC Bellatrix Black (NZ) (Redwood)
19/3/22 Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks $400,000 2400 Wellington RC Belle En Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy)

 


 

NZB Filly of the Year Honour Roll

Year Filly
2021-22 Belle En Rouge (NZ) (Burgundy x Cavendish Belle) & Self Obsession (NZ) (Shocking x Mawaakib)
2020 - 21 Amarelinha (Savabeel x Hopscotch)
2019 - 20 Jennifer Eccles (Rip Van Winkle x Platinum Elle)
2018 - 19 Imelda Mary (Ferlax x Eleesha) & Queen of Diamonds (Savabeel x Love Diamonds)
2017 - 18 Dijon Bleu (Burgundy x Pristino)
2016 - 17 Bonneval (Makfi x Imposingly)
2015 - 16 Sofia Rosa (Makfi x Bislieri)
2014 - 15 Platinum Witness (California Dane x Chartreuse)
2013 - 14 Costa Viva (Encosta de Lago x Vivacious Spirit)
2012 - 13 Fix (Iffraaj x Destined)
2011 - 12 Planet Rock (Fastnet Rock x Akris)
2010 - 11 King's Rose (Redoute's Choice x Nureyev's Girl)
2009 - 10 Katie Lee (Pins x Miss Jessie Jay)
2008 - 9 Daffodil (No Excuse Needed x Spring)
2007 - 08 Insouciant (Keeper x Loudenne)
2006 - 07 Princess Coup (Encosta de Lago x Stoneyfell Road)
2005 - 06 Shikoba (Chief Bearhart x Summary)
2004 - 05 Justa Tad (Istidaad x Infinity)
2003 - 04 Taatletail (Faltaat x Defensive Lady)
2002 - 03 Bramble Rose (Shinko King x Images)
2001 - 02 Vapour Trail (Jetball x Devil's Lair)
2000 - 01 Singalong (Danasinga x Echostatic)
1999 - 00 Sarwatch (Jetball x Riverina Charm)
1998 - 99 Savannah Success (Success Express x Alma Mater)
1997 - 98 Tycoon Lil (Last Tycoon x Imposing Bloom)
1996 -97 Tartan Belle (Kreisler x Argyll Dazzler)
1995 - 96 Alacrity (Grosvenor x Daybreak Express)
1994 - 95 Tartan Tights (Tights x Ultra Sound)
1993 - 94 Snap (Kingdom Bay x Crackle)
1992 - 93 Nimue (Star Way x Eustaci) & Lady Agnes (Gleam Machine x Placid Queen)
1991 - 92 Staring (Fiesta Star x Sweet Violet)
1990 - 91 Let's Sgor (Creag-An-Sgor x Alycide) & Plume (Crested Wave x Willow Vale)
1989 - 90 Phillipa Rush (Prince Echo x Jennifer)
1988 - 89 Kate's Myth (Kaoru Star x Mia Lisa) & Olga's Pal (Straight Strike x Tinawin)
1987 - 88 Impasada (Imperial Sea x Charsada)
1986 - 87 Tri Belle (Sir Tristram x Stellar Belle)
1985 - 86 Royal Heights (Sir Tristram x Claudine)
1984 - 85 Solveig (Imposing x Soliloquy)
1983 - 84 Burletta (Three Legs x Travesty)
1982 - 83 Our Flight (Imperial Guard x Jane Flight)
1981 - 82 Noble Heights (Sir Tristram x Gold Heights)
1980 - 81 Glamour Bay (Zephyr Bay x Glamour Test)
1979 - 80 Coober's Queen (Coober Prince x Dympna)
1978 - 79 Tang (Taipan ll x Agricolet)
1977 - 78 Mun Lee (Great Wall x Phareno)
1976 - 77 La Mer (Copenhagen ll x La Balsa)
1975 - 76 Mop (Taipan ll x Rag Doll)
1974 - 75 Princess Patrice (Charicles x How About That)
1973 - 74 Prepak (Pakistan ll x Precarious)
1972 - 73 Swell Time (Mellay x High Life)