THE Attwood Marshall Lawyers $150,000,00 Silk Stocking listed race for fillies and mares at the Gold Coast Turf Club has drawn a top field for the Gold Coast Cup Race Day (formerly the Prime Minister’s Cup) on Saturday.
Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett, a former GCTC Board member and keen thoroughbred owner and breeder said the 1200m race at the new look meet is a prime drawcard for young female up and comers, including some Gold Coast trained hopes.
“The Gold Coast Turf Club is one of the best tracks in Australia and the Attwood Marshall Lawyers Silk Stocking is a key race for fillies and mares to kick-start their racing and breeding careers,” Mr Garrett said.
“The Attwood Marshall Lawyers Silk Stocking is an excellent forum for fillies and mares to obtain the elusive ‘black type’ for their future breeding prospects and value as a broodmare.”
The race has attracted a class field including interstate raiders from some of the top trainers in Australia, including James Cumings (2 runners), Bjorn Baker, and Gerald Ryan.
Outback Barbie resumes, with trainer Tony Gollan bypassing Gold Coast Guineas against stablemates Zoustyle and Ef Troop, instead opting to take on older mares.
The new Anderson-Heathcote training partnership will have its first black-type runner – consistent mare, Femme Fireball – resume in Saturday’s race.
Femme Fireball has won six of her 16 starts, and has been primed by a partnership between five-time Brisbane premier trainer Robert Heathcote and rising star Chris Anderson.
“A top field entered into the Attwood Marshall Lawyers Silk Stocking on Saturday proves this iconic Gold Coast race is a drawcard,” Mr Garrett said.
“The prospect of having the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes upgraded to Group 1 status can only enhance the other races on the card and attract better horses.”
Attwood Marshall Lawyers, established 1946, has offices in Brisbane, Robina, Coolangatta, and Kingscliff, and is a long time corporate sponsor of the Gold Coast Turf Club and supporter of the local racing industry.
The firm bookends the race card – they also sponsor the 1st race being a BM75 event and the Silk Stocking is the last race of the day.
“Attwood Marshall Lawyers has a long association with the race and is very proud to be sponsoring this event on such an important race day in the Winter Carnival calendar,” Mr Garrett said.
Attwood Marshall Lawyers has a legal department dedicated to thoroughbred racing law, having acted in several high profile cases.