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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Deadline nears for Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

Terry Doherty: Employee of the Year at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards last year
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Nominations for the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, which recognise and reward the outstanding dedication and skills of the 6,000 staff at the heart of British racing, close in under two weeks.

Nominations for the awards, now in their 14th year, need to be registered by Tuesday, November 21, and can be made by anyone within the industry. Trainers, breeders, owners, managers and colleagues are all encouraged to put forward names of worthy candidates during the final weeks.

Sponsored by Godolphin and run by the BHA in association with the Racing Post, the awards offer more than £125,000 in prize-money, with up to £40,000 available to a single yard or stud.

Separate prizes are also awarded to the yard or stud of each winner, meaning the whole team benefits from any nominees who are successful.

The 2018 award winners will be selected from a shortlist who will be interviewed by a panel of judges, overseen by Brough Scott. The winners will then be announced during a ceremony next February at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London.

The categories are Leadership Award, Dedication Award, Rider/Groom Award, Stud Staff Award, Rory MacDonald Community Award and David Nicholson Newcomer Award (for those who have entered racing within the last three years).

The overall Employee of The Year Award is then chosen from the winner of the first four awards listed.

The nomination process is very straightforward and is available to trainers online via the Racing Administration website. Nominations can also be completed or downloaded via

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The awards offer more than £125,000 in prize-money, with up to £40,000 available to a single yard or stud
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