Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to announce the Caulfield Cup Race Day at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday October 19, 2019, will sponsor the National Jockeys Trust.
The 8-even race card which expects over 20,000 through the gates and racehorses from the nation’s top stables will fundraise for the Trust which supports severely injured jockeys.
Legal Practice Director Jeffrey Garrett said gold coin donations, an online donation drive, raffles, and auctions, will raise funds so financial grants can go directly to jockeys.
“The Attwood Marshall Lawyers Caulfield Cup is a key meet on the Spring Racing calendar, and this year, will acknowledge and support the jockeys who have been injured.
“Jockeys are at the heart of the racing industry and, as elite athletes they put their bodies on the line for this high stakes sport, so it is a privilege to be able to give back to them.”
National Jockey’s Trust CEO Paul Innes OAM, said donations to the Trust are distributed directly to registered jockeys, who can apply for a financial grant in their time of need.
“Any jockey who has suffered a fall on the racetrack or in training can apply for a financial grant from the Trust to go directly to purchases such as wheelchairs and home aids.
“The demand in the trust is surging, with 5 Qld jockey applicants since January, so we are grateful to have the support of the Attwood Marshall Lawyers Caulfield Cup to help.”
Attwood Marshall Lawyers is Gold Coast largest and longest serving firm, with a legal arm dedicated to Thoroughbred Racing Law.
Gold Coast Turf Club chief executive Steve Lines, said Attwood Marshall Lawyers sponsorship of the Cup has been secured to 2021.
“Attwood Marshall Lawyers have had a long affiliation with the Gold Coast Turf Club, the Silk Stocking and previously the Hollandale Cup, so it is great to have the firm on board to 2021 for the Caulfield Cup.
“Punters at the Attwood Marshall Lawyers Caulfield Cup can expect an extraordinary day of racing, beautiful Spring weather, our improved grounds, all while supporting a great cause.”