The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards is a scheme that will recognise and reward the workers whose skill, dedication and professionalism underpin the racing and breeding industries.
The awards are open to all staff employed in racing and breeding across Australia, with Godolphin very generously providing $100,000 in prizes. There are six different categories, encompassing all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry; from those who have demonstrated a supreme commitment to racing, breeding, horsemanship and welfare, as well awards for those in administration and people in a leadership role.
Each category winner will receive a trophy and $10,000, while their employer will also receive $2000 to share amongst other staff. Two runners-up for each award will also receive $500.
From the winners of the five stud and stable categories an overall Thoroughbred Excellence Award will be given out, with the recipient to be given an additional $5000 and a trip to Dubai. The overall winner’s yard or stud will also receive an additional $4000.
A panel of senior figures from racing and breeding, including Thoroughbred Breeders Australia president Basil Nolan, broadcaster Carolyn Searcy and trainer Ron Quinton will choose the winners ahead of the awards ceremony on November 24. Entries must be received by September 28.