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Exciting Debut Looms for Xquisit and Ballymore Ladies Syndicate No.1

Excitement levels are high and the champagne is on ice as the much anticipated raceday debut of Xquisit draws near.

Stepping out in Race 1 at Te Rapa on Saturday, Xquisit aka Ruby, will be spurred on by the well wishes of her owners, a group of ladies known as the Ballymore Ladies Syndicate No.1, and there is guaranteed to be plenty of vocal encouragement from the grandstands.

Xquisit has already shown that she is as special as her owners think she is, winning a trial with authority back in August, and her co-trainer Chad Ormsby reports that she is right on target to emulate that form and put her best foot forward on Saturday.

“Xquisit is very well and we are expecting a bold showing from her on debut on Saturday” said Chad.

“She has really come on with it since winning her trial, and all going well in the run on Saturday she is a great chance to clear maidens at her first start. I know that many of her owners are planning to be on track to watch her so it would be a great result all round” he added.

The Ballymore Ladies Syndicate No.1 members, some of whom are new to racing, will be in good hands on Saturday with Aliesha planning their day and looking after the team.

Aliesha Moroney is the syndicate manager and has a great day planned to share the thrill and excitement of racing with the ladies.

“I formed the Ballymore Ladies Syndicate No.1 at the Ballymore Stables Open Day in February with the view of getting the wives and partners of our existing owners engaged with racing” said Aliesha.

“Many of them had supported Ballymore over the years through their partners but didn’t really understand racing or feel that they could be involved themselves” she added.

Seizing the opportunity to involve the ladies more, Aliesha invited a group of girls to join the Ballymore Ladies No.1 syndicate. Ruby was subsequently selected to be their first horse, and the ladies named her Xquisit following a voting process.
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“I really want the ladies to be involved every step of the way and really enjoy all things racing”'' said Aliesha.
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“It’s about having fun, meeting people, celebrating the wins and really showcasing the social and glamour side of racing horses with Ballymore”'' added Aliesha.

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