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Estelle following winning family tradition

Much like her group performing half-brother Le Choix, and her multiple race winning mother Genebel, talented three-year-old filly Estelle looks destined to continue a family tradition of excelling on the racetrack following her all-too-easy win at Te Rapa on Saturday.

Ridden by Rory Hutchings in the R65 1600m, Estelle settled off the pace and when asked for an effort in the home straight, she duly obliged, racing away to record her second career win by a convincing 3-length margin.

“Her work during the week had been first class and we were confident of a winning performance from her” said co-trainer Chad Ormsby.

“The penny has dropped and it is really satisfying to see her winning races and flying the flag for the Genebel family which we have had great success with”

"She has a very bright future and Mike and I both agree that come the spring, we will have a serious racehorse with Melbourne potential" he added.

Just like Le Choix, Estelle races in the well-recognised yellow and red colours of Auckland breeders Don and Rochelle McLaren, who also raced their dam Genebel.

Genebel, who interestingly Chad rode to victory in NZ, was trained by Ballymore Stables and she was the winner of 5 races in NZ and Australia.

Estelle's win on Saturday took the Ballymore NZ season win tally to 39, putting the Moroney-Ormsby training partnership in 6th position on the NZ Trainers' Premiership.

(Pictured is Etelle's half-brother Le Choix in winning style)
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