At Rotorua this week English Rose became the latest winner of an NZB Pearl Insurance bonus when breaking her maiden status.
The daughter of Makfi secured the Level B Bonus with the win, which rewards the owner with $10,000, trainer with $1,000 and $500 to the nominator. There are 180 Level B Bonuses up for grabs each season.
English Rose is a full-sister to the 2015-16 Filly of the Year, Sofia Rosa, and is raced by the Te Akau English Rose Syndicate. She became the fourth winner of a bonus in as many weeks.
Te Akau have supported the bonus scheme which offers three levels of bonuses for fillies and mares in their two, three and four-year-old racing seasons.
The NZB Pearl Series managed by NZTBA has been in existence for five years and hundreds of bonuses have been paid out.
“Fillies must be nominated when they are yearlings and entries are currently being taken for fillies born anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere in 2017,” NZTBA chief executive Justine Sclater said.
“I would like to emphasise that the series is open to all fillies, including those retained by their breeders, fillies do not have to have been sold at any yearling sales.”
Early bird entries close on March 31. Further information about the series is available on the NZTBA website http://pearlseries.nzthoroughbred.co.nz/ or nominations can be done online http://pearlseries.nzthoroughbred.co.nz/page/nomination-form/ - otherwise phone the Pearl Hotline 0508 222 202.