Congratulations to all the winners and runners up of the 2019 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards!

The winners and runners up are:

Employee of the Year: Catriona Bissett – Nick Alexander, Leslie, Fife

David Nicholson Newcomer Award: Sophy Scott – Mark Johnson, Middleham, North Yorkshire

Runners up: April Clarke – Jedd O’Keeffe, Mac McLoughlin- Cheveley Park Stud

Leadership Award: Catriona Bissett – Nick Alexander

Runners up: Dan Horsford – Alan King, Barry O’Dowd – John Gosden

 Rider/Groom Award: Stewart Gossnell – Richard Hughes, Lambourn Berkshire

Runners up: Ian Clarkson – Micky Hammond, Sean Graham – Philip Hobbs

Stud Staff Award: Andrew Snell – Cheveley Park Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk

Runners up: Christine Chapman – Theakston Stud, Kevin Tobin – New England Stud

Dedication to Racing Award: John Bottomley – Ollie Pears, Malton, North Yorkshire

Runners up: Jaimie Duff – Lucinda Russell, David Macleod – James Ewart

Rory Macdonald Community Award: Andrea O’Keeffe – Jedd O’Keeffe, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Runners up: Deborah Hay – Lingfield Park Racecourse, Sarah Montgomery – Musselburgh Racecourse

The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, set up to recognise and reward the hard work of British Horseracing’s stud and stable staff employees, are now in their 15th year. The awards are run by the British Horseracing Authority, generously sponsored by Godolphin, with over £120,000 in prize money, and in association with the Racing Post.

“The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards are a fabulous way for us to show appreciation of the people who work so hard behind the scenes. It is a staggeringly generous donation from Godolphin and, in particular, Sheikh Mohammed, who has always shown a keen interest in the future of young people and is well known for encouraging people to strive for the best. Sheikh Mohammed invented these awards and sponsors them extremely generously and his contribution to racing remains unparalleled. In my opinion, this is some of the best money he ever spends on our industry.”

William Haggas, Trainer.