Emily Cass is now on the winner’s list after moving to the Coffs Coast.
Emily Cass is now on the winner’s list after moving to the Coffs Coast. Ann Alcock

Cass saddles up for first NRRA winner

FIRST-YEAR apprentice Emily Cass is the newest face in the Northern Rivers Racing Association jockey ranks.

Cass is on loan to Coffs Harbour trainer Jim Jarvis and wasted no time breaking through to win on stable runner Gotta Chance at Bowraville.

In a short career that began in Queensland, the rookie rider now has 11 winners from 87 race rides.

Meanwhile, Coffs Harbour will race on Easter Saturday and successful trainer Joanne Hardy will be running an information stand in the Merv Mercer auditorium to acquaint racegoers with the finer points of horse syndication and ownership.

Apart from her Australian training business, Hardy conducts Clare Park Thoroughbreds where horses are educated and some prepared for the international market.

Hardy has shares available in a yearling colt by Dane Shadow, a yearling filly by Snippetson and a soon-to-trial three-year-old that is one of the last progeny of ill-fated stallion Court Command.

One horse syndicated by the stable last year was sold to Singapore four months later, with the partners more than doubling their purchase price.



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