Southern Filly of the Year

NZB strongly 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. The Southern Series consists of four stakes races in the South Island, with the NZB Southern Filly of the Year trophy presented to connections at the South Island Awards in September. The winners also receive an insurance policy from NZB Insurance to the value of $50,000 + GST.

2023-2024 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series winner Epee Beel

A narrow win by No Rain Ever (No Nay Never) in Saturday’s Listed $80,000 NZB Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton provided an exciting conclusion to the 2023-2024 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series, with Epee Beel (Epaulette) winning the prestigious title by just one point.

"She’s a very nice filly who we bought her off for $5000,” said Michael Pitman, who also registered his 2000th career victory with her win.


2024-25 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series Schedule

Date Race Name Stake Dist. Club Winner
  L. New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes $65,000 1200m Canterbury JC  
  L. NZB Insurance Sakes $65,000 1400m Otago RC  
  L. NZB Airfreight Stakes $65,000 1600m Canterbury JC  
  L. New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes $65,000 2000m Canterbury JC  


Points Table 


Points Available

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