10/22/2002 12:00AM

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A memorial service will be held for Karri Casner at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas, on Saturday at 11 a.m. Central. Casner, who was killed in a terrorist attack on the island of Bali on Oct. 12, was a daughter of Bill and Susan Casner, who are partners in WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. . . . Playmera scored her ninth win from 11 starts this year Monday night at Hoosier Park to become the second winningest horse of the season in North America behind Tejano Couture, who has won 11 races. Playmera, who is owned by Bob Lothenbach and trained by Jeff Jones, won a $4,000 starter allowance race . . . . Winston Thompson one of the leading riders on the New England circuit, rode the 2,000th winner of his career in Monday's second race at Suffolk Downs aboard Princess Terlingua ($8.80), beating odds-on favorite Orfun Ann E. by a half-length. Thompson, 38, who was born in Jamaica and began racing in the United States in 1987, recorded a career-best 240 wins in 1995. . . . Apprentice jockey Heather Irion escaped serious injury in a spill at Philadelphia Park on Monday, but needed stitches to close a cut over her left eye. Irion will be hospitalized for several days after complaining of blurred vision. . . . Jockey Elvis Trujillo has agreed to waive the ongoing appeal of a 10-day suspension handed to him by Arlington stewards for careless riding. In serving his days, Trujillo will miss the rest of the Arlington meet, but still has a lock on second place in the jockey standings. . . . The Exceller Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for retired Thoroughbreds and horses in need, has several items on auction at Ebay.com. Souvenirs available include shoes worn by two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner and 2001 Horse of the Year Tiznow, as well as hair from his tail.