Attwood Marshall Lawyers Silk Stocking (Listed Race) For Fillies And Mares – Prize Money $150,000.00
STRONG 2013 SILK STOCKING NOMINATIONS
There have been some very good fillies and mares that have been nominated for the 2013 Attwood Marshall Lawyers Silk Stocking to be held on Prime Minister’s Cup Day at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday 4th May 2013.
The nominations are headed by the Golden Slipper Group 1 winning mare Karuta Queen who is now in the stable of Peter Moody, the trainer of the great Black Caviar.
Darley through trainer Peter Snowden are well represented with the very good race mares Anise and Detours. Kelso Wood (trainer of Magic Millions winner Real Saga) has an interesting entry in More Strawberries who came to him via John Singleton after his much publicised split with Gai Waterhouse. Sydney trainers Anthony Cummings (Arctic Flight) and John O’Shea (Bound to Blush) have strong chances and Liam Birchley seems to have a great showing of the local trainers with Melbourne Group winner Whatever Whenever and Emmalene. Local trainer Les Kelly has 2 nominations in Alltherightmoves and Skating on Ice. The dual Weetwood winner, Miss Imagica has also been nominated along with Doubtfilly, Caprossa and Emotional Circus (Kris Lees).
The race has been gaining in strength over the past few years and is probably deserving of an upgrade to a Group 3 race, based on the quality of the fillies and mares that have been contesting in recent times. Last year’s winner was the Peter Snowden trained Mascareri, another black type winning mare for the powerful Darley operation. Les Kelly won the race year with Beethog and the Sydney mare Graceful Anna won in 2010. All eyes will be on the race this year as it boasts a fantastic number of Group winning fillies and mares as a prelude to the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett says that it is a thrill for the firm to be the sponsor of such a time honoured and prestigious race. “It’s such an important race for fillies and mares to get that elusive ‘black type’ in their pedigree for stud purposes. The quality of horses contesting this race just keeps getting better each year and we are very proud to be associated with the Silk Stocking”.
Jeff is also the Deputy Chairman of the Gold Coast Turf Club and has a vested interest in the race doing well on two fronts.
Attwood Marshall Lawyers is also the sponsor of the Bat Out Of Hell.