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Lawyers continue to sponsor Silk Stocking race in winter carnival

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The Queensland thoroughbred racing winter carnival comes to the Gold Coast tomorrow with a bumper 9 race card including the Gold Coast Guineas, Ken Russell Memorial Classic and the listed Silk Stocking race for fillies and mares.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been a long term corporate sponsor of the Gold Coast Turf Club (Aquis Park) and have a 3 year sponsorship agreement in relation to the Silk Stocking. The impact of COVID-19 has affected the racing industry and particularly sponsors and patrons who would normally attend the Turf Club to enjoy the winter carnival racing. Despite the fact that the partners and selected clients of Attwood Marshall Lawyers will not be able to watch their sponsored race from the spectacular setting of the Crystal Lounge, Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett says that the firm is still happy to sponsor this very important race for racehorse owners and breeders.

“We really enjoy sponsoring the Silk Stocking because of its importance to the racing and breeding industry. The fact that you can have a filly or mare obtain the elusive ‘black type’ by winning or running a place in this race hits home its importance to the industry. It’s no surprise that the big racing stables from the southern states always send good horses for this race. The past winners of the race give you an indication of how highly sought after this race is in the industry.”

James Cummings’ trained Demerara won the Silk Stocking in 2019.

 

The field for tomorrow’s race is a cracker with horses from the powerful Godolphin, Chris Waller, Peter and Paul Snowden and the Maher Eustace stables. The likes of Multaja and Resin (James Cummings), Fiesta (Chris Waller), Jen Rules (Snowdens) provide you with an indication of the depth of the race.  Local hopes look to be Manaya (Michael Costa), Niedorp (Tony Gollan) and the Nicconi filly Tardis (Toby Edmonds).  The big field of 16 with 5 emergencies will be a fitting finish to the race card tomorrow at Aquis Park and is sure to attract plenty of interest from punters and industry participants alike.

About Attwood Marshall Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are one of the few law firms to have a specialist thoroughbred racing department with senior lawyers who have been involved with the racing industry for many years. Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett and his wife Rhonda run a thoroughbred breeding stud in the Gold Coast hinterland and have bred and raced horses for more than 20 years. Jeff Garrett was also a member of the Board of the Gold Coast Turf Club for a 5-year period and was the Treasurer and Deputy Chairman. It is this experience that makes the firm unique in relation to the services that it can provide to the various members of the thoroughbred racing industry.

Our expert Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing Legal Department operates from offices located at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Northern NSW, and our expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Compensation claims for injured jockeys and staff (including WorkCover)
  • Stallion and racehorse syndication
  • Business structuring for breeders
  • ATO audits for breeding
  • Litigation for all contract and syndicate disputes

For a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with a Thoroughbred Racing lawyer on any equine legal matter, contact Commercial Litigation Department Manager, Amanda Heather on direct line 07 5506 8245, email aheather@attwoodmarshall.com.au or free call 1800 621 071.

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Jeff Garrett

  • Legal Practice Director
  • Direct line: 07 5506 8201
  • Mobile: 0419 304 174