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NZB Filly of The Year Title Shared
The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year title for 2018-2019 was shared between Karaka graduates Imelda Mary (NZ) (Ferlax) and Queen of Diamonds (NZ) (Savabeel). Imelda Mary cost $3,500 at the 2017 Festival Sale and earned $163,000 during the 2018-19 season, headed by Gr2 victories in the Valachi Downs Royal Stakes (2000m) and Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic. Queen of Diamonds was a $640,000 purchase at the 2017 Premier Sale. Her season featured three victories, headed by the Gr2 Little Avondale Lowland Stakes (2100m) and Gr3 LawnMaster Eulogy Stakes (1550m). She also placed in the Gr2 Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic (1600m) and Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic (2000m).