NZB Sponsorships 2021-22

In support of the growth and prosperity of New Zealand's thoroughbred industry, New Zealand Bloodstock is the proud sponsor of a host of races around New Zealand, Australia and Asia, including two races forming the richest race meeting on the calendar, the $1 million DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million (2YO) and the $1m Karaka Million 3YO Classic.

In a grand show of support for the NZ breeding industry, NZB Insurance has lent its considerable support to New Zealand's Pearl Series providing over $5 million in prizemoney and bonuses across 200 races for fillies and mares around the country. For registration and details contact the NZTBA.

New Zealand Bloodstock also supports fillies racing in New Zealand through sponsorship of the prestigious Filly of the Year Series and Southern Filly of the Year Series, where the country's three-year-old fillies battle it out for the coveted crown. 

Aside from racing, NZB also heavily backs various industry organisations and not-for-profit companies directly or indirectly associated with the industry such as the NZ Horse Ambulance Trust and Beyond the Barriers

NZB Race Sponsorships in 2021-22

DATE RACE NAME Club WINNER OWNER TRAINER
7/8/21 $27,500 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1400m) Canterbury JC Rock Island Line (NZ) (Rock 'n' Pop) Go Racing Aitutaki Syndicate (Mgr Albert Bosma) Lisa Latta
4/9/21 $15,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1200m) Waikato RC Pure Imagination (NZ) (Darci Brahma) Te Akau Imagine That Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) Jamie Richards
4/9/21 $15,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1200m) Waikato RC Mana Nui (NZ) (No Nay Never) T V Rider Chad Ormsby
11/9/21 $30,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1600m) Taranaki Racing Inc. Run Like Boo (NZ) (Roc De Cambes) S F & Miss T L Bliss Tracey Bliss
11/9/21 $30,000 NZB Airfreight Road to the Jericho Heat 1 (3210m) Taranaki Racing Inc. The Cossack (NZ) (Mastercraftsman)  J A Frizzell, D P W & P H Grieve & P S Nelson Paul Nelson & Corrina McDougal 
11/9/21 $30,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Catalogue Online Now (1300m) Waikato RC Field Of Gold (Starspangledbanner) Goodson & Perron Family Trust Tony Pike
18/9/21 $40,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1300m) Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.  Nod of the Head (NZ) ( Per Incanto) N F & C M Fergus, B D Dunlop, G B Trask, B J Smith, W & L Downs, Frontier Farms 2015 Ltd, M Pinfold, A Rennie & Napier Footy Boys No 3 Syndicate Lisa Latta
18/9/21 $80,000 Group 3 Hawke's Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) (FOTY) Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.  Bellacontte (NZ) (Burgundy) Ben Kwok Chrissy Bambry
18/9/21 $30,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1200m) Canterbury JC Fashion Shoot (NZ) (Savabeel) Te Akau In Vogue Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) Jamie Richards
18/9/21 $60,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) (SFOTY) Canterbury JC Art De Triomphe (NZ) (Vadamos) Go Racing Beatles Syndicate (Mgr: Albert Bosma) Andrew Carston
2/9/21 $30,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale 17-18 November Rating 65 (1400m) Canterbury JC Providenceprovides (Real Impact) China Horse Club Racing Tony Pike
2/9/21 $40,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale 17-18 November Open Handicap (2000m) Canterbury JC Dee  And Gee (NZ) (Darci Brahma) Peter R Corbett & Est late Terrill Charles  Peter Corbett 
9/10/21 $30,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1400m) Egmont RC Justastate (NZ) (Falkirk) B R Coxhead Barry Coxhead
15/10/21 $50,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1300m) Hawke's Bay RI Mercurial (NZ) (Burgundy) C T Jones, R I Wyeth,T Myers, M Darvill, T Phillips & A W Flexman Stephen Marsh
23/10/21 $40,000 NZB Airfreight Road to the Jericho Heat 2 (3000m) Canterbury JC Sulu Sea (NZ) (Sweet Orange) W J Kerr, Miss A P Currey, I R & Mrs C D Stubbs Daniel Champion & Kezia Murphy
23/10/21 $30,000 NZB Ready To Run Sale Trainers Series (1600m) Canterbury JC Colossal (NZ) (Foxwedge) P G Lyon John & Karen Parsons
23/10/21 $70,000 Group 3 Matamata Veterinary Services Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) (FOTY) Matamata Imperatriz (I Am Invincible) Te Akau Invincible Empress Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) Jamie Richards
25/10/21 $15,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1400m) Waikato RC Zeitaku (NZ) (Savabeel) Te Akau 2020 RTR Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) Jamie Richards
6/11/21 $20,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series (1200m) Canterbury JC Leroy (NZ) (Sacred  Falls) Barrie & Nikki Blatch Nikki & Barrie Blatch
13/11/21 A$130,000 Alf Kneebone Trans-Tasman Trophy (1850m) Newcastle JC Mightybeel (NZ) (Savabeel)

A J A Bosma, I D Dobson, P J Crotty, B W Harrison, D A Berry, M W Scott, R A Yuill, G Millington & M Gamer

Chris Waller
13/11/21 A$160,000 Group Three New Zealand Bloodstock Spring Stakes (1600m) Newcastle JC Festival Dancer (Choisir) Mrs C M Cook, Ms A Hird, Dr D B Hummelstad, P Croudace, Ms Depaoli, P Lanham, D N Lanham, J Incher, R G C Mather, Quakers Racing (Mgr: C Pellizzon) & Mystery Downs (Mgr: F W Cook) Matthew Smith
13/11/21 A$300,000 Visit Karaka 2022 Beauford (2300m) Newcastle JC Torrens (Adelaide) M R Graham & V M Balasubramaniam Lauri Wray
13/11/21 A$130,000 NZB Airfreight Max Lees Classic (900m) Newcastle JC Russian Conquest (Russian Revolution) Snowden Racing (Mgr: P J Snowden), Newgate S F (Mgr: G D Murphy), Hollymount Stud (Mgr: M B Sandblom), I Partington, B A Noble, K A Noble, Mrs M Noble, D J Barker & J T Partington

P & P Snowden

13/11/21 $300,000 Group 1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) (FOTY) Canterbury JC The Perfect Pink (NZ) (Savabeel) A G, K J, M C & P R Dennis, G C Bennett, S P Christopher, C Lawrence & T V Rider Jamie Richards
13/11/21 $50,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale 17 & 18 November Premier Canterbury JC Ucalledit (NZ) (Zacinto) K T Myers Kevin Myers
11/12/21 $80,000 Group 3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) (FOTY) Manawatu RC      
26/12/21 $110,000 Group 2 Eight Carat Classic (1600m) (FOTY) Auckland RC      
1/1/22 $110,000 Group 2 Royal Stakes (2000m) (FOTY) Auckland RC      
22/1/22 $1,000,000 (Res.L) DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) Auckland RC      
22/1/22 $1,000,000 (Res.L) NZB Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) Auckland RC      
29/1/22 $80,000 Group 3 New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) (FOTY) Wellington RC      
12/2/22 $110,000 Group 2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic (2000m) (FOTY) Waikato RC      
2/3/22 $110,000 Group 2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) (FOTY) Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.      
5/3/22 $80,000 Group 3 McKee Family Sunline Vase (2100m) (FOTY) Auckland RC      
5/3/22 $60,000 Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1400m) (SFOTY) Otago RC      
19/3/22 $400,000 Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) (FOTY) Wellington RC      
9/4/22 $60,000 Listed NZB Insurance Stakes (1600m) (SFOTY) Canterbury JC      
23/4/22 $40,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) (SFOTY) Canterbury JC