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Prima Stella takes home Casino’s gold cup

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Prima Stella
Easy win: Prima Stella crosses the finish line ahead of Nothingforthepress and Bombasay. Photo: contributed.
Jockeys at Casino
The jockeys waiting for their mounts before Saturday’s race. Photo: contributed

Prima Stella was the main star of Saturday’s Casino race meeting, taking out the prestigious $30,000 Hotel Cecil Casino Gold Cup.

Casino Gold Cup
The Hotel Cecil Casino Gold Cup. Photo: contributed

The eight-year-old gelding, trained by Rocky Simonetta from Kempsey, was ridden by Matthew McGuren.

Second was Nothingforthepress who just pipped Bombasay in third.

Prima Stella’s win followed second placings in the Sawtell Cup and the Maclean Cup in July.

The gold cup was on display at the Hotel Cecil before race day.

Richmonod River Independent 11 August 2021

This article appeared in the Richmond River Independent, 11 August 2021.

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