Nominations are now open for the 2019 Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards and can be made online at studandstablestaffawards.ie
The awards encompass 10 categories which carry prizemoney of over €80,000. 2019 marks the fifth year of Godolphin’s sponsorship of the Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards which will take place at the Curragh Racecourse on Tuesday October 29th.
Sandra Hughes, Godolphin’s Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards Ambassador will be visiting racing yards and stud farms and attending race meetings and bloodstock sales to encourage as many nominations as possible.
In addition to nominating online, every trainer, breeder and point-to-point handler will receive a nomination form.
Nomination forms are also available from Horse Racing Ireland’s Head Office at Ballymany, Newbridge, County Kildare. Bernard Caldwell from the Irish Stablestaff Association (ISSA) and his colleagues will be distributing nomination forms at upcoming race meetings.
The nomination form is also available to download from the website.
Nominations are open until Monday June 24th and must be completed online or returned to the Marketing Department in Horse Racing Ireland by 5pm that day.
Joe Osborne, Managing Director, Godolphin Ireland, said: “Godolphin is delighted to sponsor the Irish awards for the fifth year. The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards showcase the skills, experience and dedication of the hardworking men and women in our industry.”
Bernard Caldwell, Irish Stablestaff Association Chairman, said: “The Irish Stablestaff Association is very grateful to Godolphin for their continued commitment to our stud and stable staff. The awards are a brilliant platform to acknowledge and reward all our dedicated staff working around the country. I would encourage all trainers, breeders, owners and managers to nominate their colleagues by Monday June 24th.