The countdown is on for the New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance 3x Triple Crown Series. The added feature sponsored by NZB Insurance will see an inaugural three $100,000 Series bonuses for the New Zealand racing industry and a number of early nominators are already set to take centre stage.
In association with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, the NZB Insurance program will see each series comprise of three prestigious Group races including the Weight-For-Age Triple Crown, Sprint Triple Crown and Fillies and Mares Triple Crown, with a total of $300,000 in bonuses up for grabs.
Following NZB Insurance’s announcement of the $100,000 bonuses earlier this season, 26 runners are keen to make an early start in the program by specifically targeting the Sprint Triple Crown. The horses below have been nominated for both the Group One Sistema Railway (1200m) and the Group One JR &N Telegraph (1200m), two of three legs of the series.
With the support of Auckland Racing Club, Wellington Racing Club, Cambridge Jockey Club and Waikato Racing Club – the Series is certainly appealing to a wide range of trainers and owners.
View the full details of the NZB Insurance Triple Crown series online.
Horses nominated for both the Group One Sistema Railway (1200m) and the Group One JR & N Telegraph (1200m) below.
Triple Crown Sprint Series Nominators:
Bostonian (NZ) Santa Monica (NZ) Media Sensation
Endless Drama Volpe Veloce Princess Kereru (NZ)
Ferrando (NZ) Dawn Patrol (NZ) Avantage
Winter Bride Evalina Speedy Meady (NZ)
Kali (NZ) Scott Base (NZ) Dama Zorro
Marzemino (NZ) Malambo (NZ) Spring Heat
Pretty to Sea (NZ) Princess Amelie Santa Catarina (NZ)
Princess Rihanna (NZ) Mr Universe (NZ) Short Fuse (NZ)
WEIGHT-FOR-AGE TRIPLE CROWN
$200,000 G1 Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic (2000m) at Ellerslie on 26 December 2019
$400,000 G1 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on 8 February 2020
$200,000 G1 Bonecrusher NZ Stakes at Ellerslie on 7 March 2020
The winner of all three races wins the $100,000 Triple Crown Weight-for-Age Bonus
SPRINT TRIPLE CROWN
$200,000 G1 Sistema Railway (1200m) at Ellerslie on 1 January 2020
$250,000 G1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on 18 January 2020
$200,000 G1 BCD Group Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa on 8 February 2020
The winner of all three races wins the $100,000 Triple Crown Sprint Bonus
FILLIES AND MARES TRIPLE CROWN
$70,000 G3 Cuddle Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on 14 March 2020
$200,000 G1 Fiber Fresh New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha on 4 April 2020
$100,000 G2 Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa on 25 April 2020
The winner of all three races wins the $100,000 Triple Crown Fillies and Mares Bonus