Amarelinha crowned NZB Filly of the Year
The connections of Amarelinha received the prestigious New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the
Year award this week with her purchaser David Ellis, trainer Jamie Richards, breeder
Waikato Stud’s Mark Chittick and owners from the Te Akau Hopskip’n’jump Syndicate all
present for the occasion.
Amarelinha finished the series with 34 points, 19 clear of her nearest rival, with her victories
including the G2 Eight Carat Classic, G2 David & Karyn Ellis Fillies’ Classic, G3 Sunline Vase
and the G1 Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks.
The Savabeel mare was purchased by Te Akau principal David Ellis out of Waikato Stud’s
2019 Book 1 Yearling Sale draft for $300,000.
“On behalf of the fantastic team that raced this exciting mare, we’d all like to thank the
team at New Zealand Bloodstock and pass on our great appreciation,” Ellis said.
“It doesn’t go unnoticed the huge amount that NZB puts back into the industry, the owner
has already received a $30,000 cash bonus, the breeder a $10,000 cash bonus and the
trainer a $10,000 cash bonus.
“This makes the Filly of the Year Series such an iconic part of the New Zealand racing
calendar, and it’s just such a thrill for us to be involved with the company.”
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