Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Now she has her sights set on winning the Jockey Club Racecourses North West Development Award, which gives £20,000 to female jockeys to help further their careers.To take the award a jockey must win one of the races at Carlisle on #AmazingMonday – the UK’s only all female jockey card of races – on August 7 and then go on to win the Betfred Ladies’ Trophy Handicap Stakes at Haydock Park on August 12.Ella, who lives with her family in Cholmondeley in Cheshire, was beaming after winning her debut race. Ella (in yellow) riding to victoryCredit:John Grossick/The Jockey Club/NNP She told The Jockey Club: “It was brilliant, it doesn’t get much better than this, winning your first race. I’ve just done my GCSEs and this was far more enjoyable!”I was OK as far as nerves go right up until the moment I got in the car to come here and then the butterflies started. “I’ve ridden him (Dark Confidant) for a few days at home as we’ve only just got him but he’s a really nice horse. It was his first time at this distance but I knew he would stay on.”How will I celebrate? I think I’ll go to bed! Next up, I am looking at Catterick on Wednesday and a ride on Tawseef who is another horse I’ve ridden at home.”Hopefully I can come back here (Carlisle) and get a ride at Amazing Monday, with dad or anyone who will give me a chance.”It was a proud moment for father Donald, who saw his other daughter Abby ride her first winner earlier this month at Wolverhampton and trains Ella’s winning horse Dark Confidant.Donald’s father Donald “Ginger” McCain trained Red Rum to three National wins in the 1970s and Amberleigh House to victory in the 2004 National. The 16-year-old granddaughter of Red Rum’s trainer Ginger McCain has kept his legacy alive by riding her first ever winner aged 16.Ella McCain, whose father also trained 2011 National winner Ballabriggs, was riding in her first race on Friday night at Carlisle racecourse just weeks after finishing her GCSEs.The teenager found herself in the winners’ enclosure at Carlisle on Friday after securing victory on 7-1 shot Dark Confidant in the 6.05pm, a seven furlong flat race.