Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Casino wins make the day

JOCKEY Kasie Stanley and trainer Ian Savins had wins on their home track at the Casino Racing Club non-TAB race meeting on Saturday.

Stanley rode the Noel Nelson-trained Train Robber ($3 favourite) to a win in the St Mary's Cup Benchmark 50 Handicap (1400m).

It is the first time the former St Mary's Primary School student had won the race.

"She's been in it before and it's one she has always wanted to win," her mother, club secretary Dianne Stanley, said.

"We had a few local winners and that's what racing is all about."

Savins had six-year-old mare Black Passion ($3.50) win the $6000 Relihan Bowl Class 2 Handicap (1200m).

It was the horse's first win since a non-TAB meeting at Casino in March.

Jockeys Marlon Dol-endo and Laura Cheshire also rode winning doubles.

"It was a great day and all the St Mary's students were well behaved," Stanley said.

"We had 400-500 people come through the gate and it was a great atmosphere."

It is the club's last meeting of the year with its next one set down for March 28.

Meanwhile, the annual Tabulam Racing Club meeting is sched-uled for November 9.

TAB meetings are set down for Ballina on November 4 and 11.

The next Lismore Turf Club meeting will be on December 1.



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