Misswan's hot to win cup
SHE is hot and ready to go.
Casino's favourite mare, five-year-old Misswan will be one of 14 starters on the turf in tomorrow's Casino Gold Cup.
Having shown her most recent form on the track at South Grafton, the mare with four wins to her credit, including the Beef Week Cup, might be a chance for some of the $20,000 in prizemoney up for grabs on cup day.
Her owner and trainer Peter Stanley, of Casino, has decided to leg up apprentice Emily Kehoe for a unique chance to claim the Beef Week-Casino Cup double.
Mr Stanley said Misswan, who will carry black and white colours in the cup, was the best in his current stable of 10.
“She is very easy to train,” Mr Stanley said.
But the day's competition won't stop on the track.
According to Casino Racing Club secretary manager Dianne Stanley, the fashions on the field competition, with a $1200 diamond ring prize for the best dressed, has been drawing some talent in recent years too.
“We have noticed over the last few years lots of the young girls are getting dressed up for the race,” she said.
A courtesy bus to the races will leave Casino RSM Club at midday, stopping at the Charcoal Inn at 12.15pm. It will return to town at 5.15pm.
Punter's Club members will receive a free race book and drink voucher on presenting their membership card at the secretary's office.
Entry to the races is $15.