Cassie in the running for racing's Gold Logie
Thursday, 12th August, 2010
Local harness racing driver Cassie Robinson has been nominated for the Nobel Pace Prize, the NSW Harness Racing equivalent to the Gold Logies.
The award recognises 12 individuals in harness racing who show passion, good sportsmanship and strong character.
Three nominees are chosen each month until September and the person with the most votes is put through as a nominee for the prestigious award.
Ms Robinson said it was a big honour because only 12 people are nominated throughout the state.
"And for the town and where we are, it's a pretty big deal," she said.
She also said that with harness racing not very big in the town, and Broken Hill being a small town, it was more of an achievement.
The 21-year-old car detailer said she had a passion for the sport, and "just loves driving".
"Everyone one wants to drive a winner; but it's always good to get up and train and drive the horses."
Cassie said she and the trainer have had a good season, even with some of the horses being out.
"(It's been a) really good season for me and the trainer."
Locals can vote for Cassie by logging onto the Harness Racing NSW website (www.hrnsw.com.au).