- Britain is the forerunner for Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards
- 2016 British Awards ceremony to be biggest yet
- Nominations close Wednesday 2 December 2015
We are delighted to announce that the 12th running of the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, will be its biggest to date. The awards ceremony has become an increasingly prestigious event to reflect the importance of our stud and stable staff, who make up the backbone of our industry.
This year finalists will have the opportunity to invite more connections to attend the awards ceremony at which over £120,000 in prize money will be awarded on Monday 22 February 2016 at the Jumeirah Carlton, Knightsbridge in London.
Established in Britain in 2005, the Awards have gone from strength to strength and now are being rolled out in Ireland and Australia.
Hugh Anderson, Managing Director of Godolphin and Darley (UK), said:
“Following the huge success over the last 12 years of these Awards in Britain, Godolphin are delighted to extend the Awards. The stud and stable staff make up the fabric of the sport and these Awards are a wonderful opportunity to honour and reward their hard work and dedication that plays such a vital role in our industry.
“We are keen to see these Awards embraced by the world-wide racing industry and I am confident they will flourish on a wider scale from the strong foundations laid in Britain over the last 11 years.”
The categories for the British Awards are Leadership Award; Dedication Award; Rider/Groom Award; Stud Staff Award, Racing Community Award; and David Nicholson Newcomer Award. The winner of each of the first four categories will receive a prize of £5,000 with an additional £5,000 going to the winner’s yard or stud. Two runners-up in each of these categories will win £2,000 each, with the same amount going to their yard or stud.
The winner of the Racing Community Award will receive £5,000, with the same going to a charity of their choice. The two runners-up will receive £2,000, with the same amount matched for a charity of their choice. The winner of the David Nicholson Newcomer Award will receive £2,000, with the same amount going to their yard or stud, while two runners-up will receive £1,000 each, with the same amount for their yard or stud.
The Awards will also recognise an Employee of the Year, who will be selected from the winners of the first four categories. That winner will receive an additional prize of £15,000, with the same amount also going to their yard or stud.
Nominations can be completed online here.
Nomination forms can also be downloaded at stage.britishhorseracing.com/stablestaff and via www.racingpost.com and submitted by post, or simply text AWARDS to 07970 527339 and a member of the team will arrange for a form to be sent to you.
Notes to editors:
1. New this year is an additional prize to the winner of the David Nicholson Newcomer Award, of a five-day educational trip to Dubai to learn more about the country’s racing, culture and customs. The prize includes a return flight and five nights’ accommodation at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s five-star resort. For more details about this prize please see: http://www.britishhorseracing.com/press_releases/nominations-now-open-for-the-2016-godolphin-stud-and-stable-staff-awards/