Welcome to the 2021 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

With £128,500 in prize money available, the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards recognise and celebrate the remarkable dedication, hard work and passion of the people who provide the best possible care to our horses and people.

The awards are generously sponsored by Godolphin, produced by The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in association with The Racing Post and Racing TV.

Rebecca ‘Beck’ Edmunds of Bryan Smart Racing has been named Employee of the Year at the 2021 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. The virtual ceremony, hosted by Ed Chamberlin, was live and free to air on RacingTV with this year’s judging panel headed up by Nick Luck.

The 2021 winners and runners up:

Newcomer
Alice Price – Ben Pauling
Jaydon Lee – Nicky Henderson
Chrissie Sykes – Ruth Carr

Leadership
Rebecca Edmunds – Bryan Smart
Alex Cairns – James Fanshawe
Lauren Webb – Daniel & Claire Kubler

Rider/Groom
Joanna Lacisz – Sir Michael Stoute
Sarah Peacock – Tom George
Faisal – Richard Phillips

Stud Staff
Elody Swann – Newsells Park Stud
Martin Languillet – Fittocks Stud
Tom Hughes – Hazelwood Bloodstock

Dedication
Joline Saunders – Richard Phillips
Guianand Bissessur – William Haggas
Debbie Howie – John Gosden

Community (In recognition of the wonderful work Rory MacDonald achieved at The British Racing School)
Richard Phillips
Sam Trainor
Simon Jones

A celebratory event is being planned for summer 2021, subject to the relevant government guidance.

“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.