The lucrative NZB Insurance Pearl Series has continued to reward eligible participants with the bonus being struck four times this month.
The New Zealand Breeders’ Association administered scheme rewards the owners, trainer and nominator of winning Pearl Series eligible fillies and mares with a cash bonus.
Radiant Rosie (Toronado x Rochie Rosie) picked up her first Pearl Series win at Riverton on April 18, with another South Island bonus being struck by Defiant (Tavistock x Valee) at Riccarton on April 23.
Further north Dyzee (Darci Brahma x Artemis) picked up her bonus at Matamata on April 20 with Rionach (Darci Brahma x Gracehill) rounding out the quartet when successful at Avondale on ANZAC Day.
“It is great seeing so many of these NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonuses being struck,” NZTBA CEO Justine Sclater said. “The scheme was established as an incentive to race fillies and mares in New Zealand and it is great to see the Pearl Series delivering on that concept.
“Earlier this month we announced some exciting changes to the series and it has been great to see these so well-received as reflected in the large amount of entries we have received.”
From August 2022 bonuses will be paid out to fillies and mares that finish first, second or third in a Pearl eligible race (previously only paid to winners) and the series will be extended to cover previously registered mares up to and including their five-year-old season of racing.
A single bonus level will be offered for all Pearl races with the winning owner receiving $10,000 and the trainer and the nominator each receiving $500. In addition, the owner of the second horse will receive $2,000 and the owner of the third horse $1,000.
Early bird registrations for the current crop of Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings close with the NZTBA on May 31, while late nominations close on July 31.
Further information on the NZB Insurance Pearl series can be found HERE