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Southern Filly of the Year

NZB has been the proud sponsor of the Southern Filly of the Year Series since the 2000-01 season.

2019-20 Series winner Miss Federer (NZ) (Swiss Ace).

The Series is an important part of the southern racing calendar, designed to assist with the longterm growth and success of the New Zealand breeding industry by providing opportunities for good fillies to earn valuable black-type.

The title is awarded to the three-year-old filly who succeeds in winning the most points after the completion of the four races in the Series, with the trophy awarded to connections at the South Island Awards. The 2019-20 Southern Filly of the Year winner will also receive an insurance policy from NZB Insurance to the value of $50,000 + GST.

Classy Riccarton filly Miss Federer (NZ) (Swiss Ace) has been confirmed as the 2019-20 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year.

Trainer Andrew Carston paid just $10,000 to buy Miss Federer in Book 2 of Karaka 2018, and his stable star scored impressive victories in both of the first two legs of the Southern Filly of the Year Series – the Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton, and the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1400m) at Wingatui.

In the event of two fillies having equal points following the running of the final leg, the filly with the best finishing position in the NZB Warstep Stakes will be determined the winner of the Series. 

By sponsoring this coveted Series, NZB are working to ensure the owners, breeders and trainers in the New Zealand racing and breeding industry are attractively rewarded.

2020-21 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Race Schedule

3 Oct 2020 L. New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes $50,000 1200 Canterbury JC Matchmaker (NZ) (Makfi)
6 Mar 2021 L. NZB Insurance Stakes $50,000 1400 Otago RC  
10 Apr 2021 L. NZB Airfreight Stakes $50,000 1600 Canterbury JC  
24 Apr 2021 L. New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes $50,000 2000 Canterbury JC  


2020-21 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Points Table






1st Leg 1

Laced With Gold


2nd Leg 1

Stella Creek


3rd Leg 1

Points Available

Listed 7 4 2


Southern Filly Of The Year Honour Roll

2019-20                     Miss Federer (NZ) (Swiss Ace x Halobelle)
2018-19 Emily Margaret (NZ) (Pins x Seven Schillings)
2017-18 Courte Zarindi (NZ) (Any Suggestion x Courte Noire)
2016-17 Showemup (NZ) (Showcasing x Quizzical)
2015-16 All In Vogue (NZ) (Pins x Tall Poppy), Honor That (NZ) (Darci Brahma x Equals That), No Pushover (NZ) (Pins x Catch The Day) & Windborne (NZ) (Darci Brahma x  Sweet Dreams Baby)
2014-15 Consensus (Postponed x Kate Cross)
2013-14 Madam Victoria (High Chaparral x Royal Madam)
2012-13 If I Can I Can (Iffraaj x Recollection)
2011-12 Ortem Fire (Gallant Guru x Emerald Fire)
2010-11 Final Touch (Kashani x My Lydia), Princess Emmy (King's Chapel x Hoot 'N' Holler), No Choice (Coats Choice x Winkum) & Fast Love (Fastnet Rock x Make Me Dream)
2009 - 10 Mercury Mistress (No Excuse Needed x Flytaine), Ishiabeel (Ishiguru x Danceabeel), Brown Eyed Grace (Van Nistelrooy x Lycsis) & Chaparella (High Chaparral x Peak Time)
2008 - 09 Bird (Danasinga x Quiescent)
2007 - 08 Belmont Cat (Felix The Cat x Morgan Glory)
2006 - 07 Grace Park (Danske x Stella Stargazer)
2005 - 06 Ombre Rose (O'Reilly x Lady Chanele)
2004 - 05 Royal Miss (Volksraad x Bashful Lady)
2003 - 04 Classic Clare (Gold Brose x Funny Features)
2002 - 03 Tonic (Blues Traveller x Sent To War)
2001 - 02 Pledge (Mellifont x Erudite)
2000 - 01 Besty Coup (Justice Prevails x Gay Sonnet)
1999 - 00 Joan's Best
1998 - 99 Iguazu
1997 - 98 Finally
1996 -97 Dame Clay 
1995 - 96 Mercurous
1994 - 95 Tartan Tights
1993 - 94 Clipper Run
1992 - 93 Dancing Flojo
1991 - 92 Cool Rocka
1990 - 91 Janet Quill
1989 - 90 Seamist
1988 - 89 Fly Baby
1987 - 88 Ultra Sound
1986 - 87 Rakau Tiffany
1985 - 86 Snowdrift
1984 - 85 Canterbury Belle 
1983 - 84 Hint
1982 - 83 Queen's Pal
1981 - 82 Sea Princess
1980 - 81 Powley