Filly of the Year

Throughout a proud history spanning more than 50 years, the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series has repeatedly unveiled superstars of the racetrack and the breeding barn. But the 2022-23 edition of the series turned out to be one for the ages, with three different fillies going on to win Group One races in either Sydney or Melbourne this autumn.

At the end of the exciting 11-race series, the name added to the honour roll as the 51st Filly of the Year was the exceptional Legarto (NZ) (Proisir).

Winner of the 2022-23 Filly of the Year, Legarto (NZ).

Legarto was bought for $90,000 by part-owners Philip and Catherine Brown’s Ancroft Stud at Karaka 2021, where she was offered by Highline Thoroughbreds in Book 2.

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. 

2023-24 NZB Filly of the Year Series Schedule

Date Race Name Stake Dist. Club Winner
9/9/23 Gr.3 HB/PB Thoroughbred Breeders Assn Gold Trail Stakes $100,000 1200m Hawke's Bay RI Quintessa (NZ) (Shamus Award)
28/10/23 Gr.2 Jamieson Park Soliloquy Stakes $175,000 1400m Auckland TR Impendabelle (Impending) 
18/11/23 Gr.1 Barneswood Farm 50th New Zealand 1000 Guineas $500,000 1600m Canterbury JC Molly Bloom (NZ) (Ace High)
16/12/23 Gr.3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes $100,000 1600m Manawatu RC Still Bangon (NZ) (Satono Aladdin)
26/12/23 Gr.2 Hallmark Stud Eight Carat Classic $225,000 1600m ATR@Pukekohe Molly Bloom (NZ) (Ace High)
01/01/24 Gr.2 Sir Patrick Hogan Stakes $225,000 2050m Auckland TR About Time (NZ) (American Pharoah)
20/01/24 Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes $120,000 1600m Wellington RC Sudbina (NZ) (Almanzor)
10/02/24 Gr.2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic $175,000 2000m Waikato RC Molly Bloom (NZ) (Ace High)
01/03/24 Gr.2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes $120,000 2100m Hawke's Bay RI Pulchritudinous (NZ) (Wrote)
02/03/24 Gr.3 McKee Family Sunline Vase $150,000 2100m Auckland TR Positivity (NZ) (Almanzor)
16/03/24 Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks $500,000 2400m Wellington RC  


2023-24 Leaderboard

Molly Bloom (NZ) (Ace High - Dancilla) 28 1st Leg 3, 1st Leg 5, 1st Leg 8
Impendabelle (Impending x Applegate)  15 1st Leg 2, 2nd Leg 3
Still Bangon (NZ) (Satono Aladdin x Shebang) 13.5 1st Leg 4, 2nd Leg 6, 3rd Leg 10
About Time (NZ) (American Pharoah x Romantic Time) 8 1st Leg 6
Mary Shan (NZ) (Almanzor x Shanzam) 8 2nd Leg 2, 2nd Leg 5
Pulchritudinous (NZ) (Wrote x Showus) 8 1st Leg 9
Positivity (NZ) (Almanzor x Pussy O'Reilly) 6 1st Leg 10
Quintessa (NZ) (Shamus Award x Chaquinta) 6 1st Leg 1
Sudbina (NZ) (Almanzor x Destined) 6 1st Leg 7
Tulsi (The Autumn Sun x Talimena) 5.5 3rd Leg 2, 3rd Leg 3
Grail Seeker (NZ) (Iffraaj x Starwish) 5 3rd Leg 5, 2nd Leg 7
Harlow Rocks (NZ) (Roc De Cambes x Show Up) 4 2nd Leg 8
Livid Sky (NZ) (Proisir x Lady Lucille) 4 3rd Leg 6, 3rd Leg 8
Race Ace (NZ) (Swiss Ace x Megan's Tough Love) 4 2nd Leg 9
Chantilly Lace (NZ) (US Navy Flag x On The Move) 3 2nd Leg 1
My Lips Are Sealed (NZ) (Ace High x Tellmeaboutit) 3 2nd Leg 4
Chica Majito (NZ) (Zacinto x Cantina) 3 3rd Leg 4
Qali Al Farrasha (NZ) (Almanzor x Nucleonic) 3 2nd Leg 10
Sign Of Peace (NZ) (Preferment x Little Dove) 2 3rd Leg 9
The Entertainer (NZ) (Staphanos x Wahaha) 1.5 3rd Leg 7
Oneira (NZ) (Contributer x Sometyne) 1.5 3rd Leg 1


Points Available

Group 1 12 7 3.5
Group 2 8 4 2
Group 3 6 3 1.5