NZB Insurance Pearl Series

The NZB Insurance Pearl Series is a bonus scheme for Southern Hemisphere bred fillies and mares, offering bonuses of $2.8 million. The scheme includes up to 200 individual races for fillies and mares over four seasons of racing, with bonuses for each race of $14,000.
The Series has been designed to benefit owners, trainers and breeders of fillies and mares running in New Zealand and are available in all regions of the country. All bonuses are cumulative, ie a horse can win multiple bonuses throughout her racing career.


Eligibility for the scheme is restricted to fillies nominated for the scheme as yearlings with bonuses provided on up to 200 2YO, 3YO, 4YO and 5YO races for each series comprising:
• specified open sex 2YO races
• mid-week fillies’ and mares’ races throughout this Series.
• Saturday fillies’ and mares’ races.


These races will be open to NZB Insurance Pearl Series-nominated and non NZB Insurance Pearl Series-nominated fillies and mares. Only fillies and mares nominated for the NZB Insurance Pearl Series are eligible for bonuses.
2YO races will be open to NZB Insurance Pearl Series-nominated and non Pearl Series-nominated fillies, colts and geldings. Only fillies nominated to the NZB Insurance Pearl Series are eligible for bonuses.

Pearl Series Bonuses (as at 1 August 2022)

Bonuses will be paid to eligible fillies and mares that finish:
1st - $10,000
2nd - $2,000
3rd - $1,000

The bonuses have been extended to include five-year-old mares that are already registered for the scheme.

A single bonus level will be offered for all Pearl Series races with the winning owner still receiving $10,000, and the trainer and the nominator receiving $500 each.

Bonus system up until 31 July 2022 below:

Level A
NZB Insurance Pearl Series Feature Races for 3YOs and 4YOs
NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonuses will be paid to the connections of the eligible
winning 3YO filly or 4YO mare for specified Feature races on the following basis:
• $17,000 (plus applicable GST) to the owner of the filly or mare
• $2,000 (plus applicable GST) to the trainer of the filly or mare
• $1,000 (plus applicable GST) to the Nominator of the filly or mare


Level B
NZB Insurance Pearl Series mid-week races for 3YOs and 4YOs
NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonuses will be paid to the connections of the eligible
winning 3YO filly or 4YO mare for specified midweek races on the following
basis:
• $10,000 (plus applicable GST) to the owner of the filly or mare
• $1,000 (plus applicable GST) to the trainer of the filly or mare
• $500 (plus applicable GST) to the Nominator of the filly or mare


Level C
NZB Insurance Pearl Series races for 2YOs
NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonuses will be paid to the connections of the eligible
winning 2YO filly for specified races on the following basis:
• $7,000 (plus applicable GST) to the owner of the filly
• $700 (plus applicable GST) to the trainer of the filly
• $300 (plus applicable GST) to the Nominator of the filly

For more information about the Series, race programs or nominations, visit the Pearl Series website here.