NZB Sponsorships 2023-24
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 TAB Karaka Millions (2YO) and the $1.5m Karaka Millions 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 here.
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 2023-24
|09/08/23||$35,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series R65 (1200m)||Canterbury JC||Blue Vein (NZ) (Shamexpress)||A M, H L & Mrs R E Bull||Adrian Bull|
|09/09/23||$100,000 Group 3 HB/PB Thoroughbred Breeders Assn Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) (FOTY)||Hawke's Bay Rl||Quintessa (NZ) (Shamus Award)||Te Akau Awarded Racing Partnership||Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson|
|16/09/23||$40,000 NZB Airfrieght The Road to Jericho (3210m)||Taranaki Racing Inc.||Nassak Diamond (NZ) (Roc De Cambes)||The Oaks Stud||Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray|
|16/09/23||$40,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series R65 (990m)||Taranaki Racing Inc.||Thatz Daisy (NZ) (Fully Fledged)||Mrs A B Davies||Anne Davies|
|16/09/23||$80,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) (SOFTY)||Canterbury JC||Viva Vienna (NZ) (All Too Hard)||Te Akau Empress Of Austria Racing Partnership||Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson|
|16/09/23||$40,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series R65 (1200m)||Canterbury JC||Pisco Sour (NZ) (I am Invincible)||Brent & Cherry Taylor & Faith Taylor||Andrew Carston|
|30/09/23||$65,000 NZB Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series R75 (1200m)||Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.||The Stoney One (Pierro)||P M Jeffares & T V Rider||Guy Lowry|
|7/10/23||$40,000 NZBReady to Run Sale Trainers Series R65 (1200m)||Egmont RC||Ionic Lass (NZ) (Showcasing)||M J Berry, Mrs R S Buchanan, D R & P W Butler, C D Cameron, N McLean, D A Peebles, D W Phillips, D S Rowland, C V Shotter & T D J Simpson||Rosie Buchanan|
|21/10/23||Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series||Waikato RC||Kai (NZ) (Ocean Park)||Mrs C S & J G Beatson, T Duncan, H Frame, D & J A Worker||Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson|
|28/10/23||Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series||Canterbury JC||Goldie's Chance (NZ) (Iffraaj)||Mrs J A & M Campion, G & K Davidson, R C Dennis, Gore Town & Country Racing, A Y & L Jackson, On The Gold Racing Syndicate, J S Paddon, K M & T B Rutherford, H & I W Webb||Ross Beckett|
|28/10/23||Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series||ATR at Pukekohe||Gee Cee (NZ) (Sacred Falls)||Go Racing Miaow Syndicate||Stephen Marsh|
|28/10/23||$175,000 Group 2 Soliloquy Stakes (1400m) (FOTY)||Waikato RC||Impendabelle (NZ) (Impending)||Ms S E Bourke, J F Bruford, M L Dear, C J Griffin, M D Jaffray, L F & R C McLean, P L Sparrow & M L O Williams||Tony Pike|
|07/11/23||Ready to Run Sale Trainers Series||Auckland RC||About Time (NZ) (American Pharoah)||Brendan Lindsay MNZM & Mrs J E A Lindsay||Lance Noble|
|18/11/23||$500,000 Group 1 Barneswood Farm 50th New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) (FOTY)||Canterbury JC|
|16/12/23||$100,000 Group 3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes (1600m) (FOTY)||Manawatu RC|
|26/12/23||$225,000 Group 2 Hallmark Eight Carat Classic (1600m) (FOTY)||ATR at Pukekohe|
|01/01/24||$225,000 Group 2 Sir Patrick Hogan Stakes (2000m) (FOTY)||ATR at Pukekohe|
|20/01/24||$120,000 Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) (FOTY)||Wellington RC|
|10/02/24||$175,000 Group 2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies Classic (2000m) (FOTY)||Waikato RC|
|01/03/24||$120,000 Group 2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) (FOTY)||Hawke's Bay Rl|
|02/03/24||$150,000 Group 3 McKee Family Sunline Vase (2100m) (FOTY)||Waikato RC|
|16/03/24||$500,000 Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) (FOTY)||Wellington RC|