Nominations open for Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards
Nominations have been opened for the 2021 Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, run in association with the Irish Stable Staff Association, the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, Racing Post and Horse Racing Ireland.
The awards feature ten categories which carry prize-money of more than €85,000 and this year, in addition to prize-money for the winner, the two finalists and their employers, €100 will be allocated to the shortlisted candidates in eight award categories.
Sandra Hughes, Godolphin’s Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards ambassador, will be available to assist all trainers, breeders, managers, owners and colleagues who wish to nominate their staff.
Bernard Caldwell, chief executive of the Irish Stable Staff Association, said: “The awards are an excellent platform to showcase the skill and dedication which all those working in the racing and breeding industry demonstrate in their jobs all year around, none more so, than during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Godolphin’s sponsorship is a wonderful acknowledgement of all stud and stable staff who are the backbone of the industry. I would encourage all trainers, breeders, owners and managers to nominate their colleagues by Monday, April 19.”
Joe Osborne, managing director of Godolphin Ireland, said: “Godolphin is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards and to help showcase the skills, experience and dedication of the hardworking people in our industry.”
Nominations are open until 5pm on Monday April 19 and must be completed online at www.studandstablestaffawards.ie. The awards ceremony will be broadcast free-to-air on Racing TV on Wednesday, June 30.
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