The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, presented by Godolphin

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards presented by Godolphin recognize and reward the outstanding talent, diligence and commitment of the farm and racing stable staff who are at the heart of our sport.

Countdown to the 2019 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards
Friday, October 11, 2019
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Award Categories

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Leadership Award – Breeding

(for those who serve in a managerial role)

An award to an individual in a supervisory or managerial role on a Thoroughbred farm, who displays exceptional leadership qualities – particularly in terms of motivating, mentoring and supporting colleagues in the workplace.

Qualities for nominees include
• High standard of management skills including organization and communication
• Sets clear goals and cultivates a team-oriented approach to achieve them
• Motivates and mentors fellow employees and is a valued role model in the workplace
• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace
• Examples of positive influences on an individual’s and/or team’s performance

Top three finalists, plus one guest each, are invited.

$7,500 to the winner and $2,500 to their farm (division)
$2,500 to each runner-up and $2,500 to their farm (division)

Leadership Award – Racing

(for those who serve in a managerial role)

An award to an individual in a supervisory or managerial role in a Thoroughbred racing stable, who displays exceptional leadership qualities – particularly in terms of motivating, mentoring and supporting colleagues in the workplace.

Qualities for nominees include
• High standard of management skills including organization and communication
• Sets clear goals and cultivates a team-oriented approach to achieve them
• Motivates and mentors fellow employees and is a valued role model in the workplace
• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace
• Examples of positive influences on an individual’s and/or team’s performance

Top three finalists, plus one guest each, are invited.

$7,500 to the winner and $2,500 to their farm (division)
$2,500 to each runner-up and $2,500 to their farm (division)

Dedication to Breeding Award

An award to an individual who has worked a minimum of 10 years in the Thoroughbred breeding industry, who has shown consistency, reliability and a talent for Thoroughbred breeding horsemanship. Must be a pivotal part of his or her employer’s success.

Qualities for nominees include
• Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm
• Extensive industry experience
• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace
• Examples of how the nominee plays a pivotal part of his or her employer’s success

Top three finalists, plus one guest each, are invited.

$7,500 to the winner and $2,500 to their farm (division)
$2,500 to each runner-up and $2,500 to their farm (division).

Dedication to Racing Award

An award to an individual who has worked a minimum of 10 years in the Thoroughbred racing industry, who has shown consistency, reliability and a talent for Thoroughbred racing horsemanship. Must be a pivotal part of his or her employer’s success.

Qualities for nominees include
• Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm
• Extensive industry experience
• Consistently observes high standards of health and safety in the workplace
• Examples of how the nominee plays a pivotal part of his or her employer’s success

Top three finalists, plus one guest each, are invited.

$7,500 to the winner and $2,500 to their farm (division)
$2,500 to each runner-up and $2,500 to their farm (division)

Administration Award

An award to an individual who works in an administration role in the Thoroughbred breeding, racing industry or any support service within the Thoroughbred breeding and racing sectors.

Qualities for nominees include
• High standard of organizational, time-management and communication skills
• Attention to detail and systems/process driven
• Suggests innovations and efficiencies
• Positive interactions in the workplace with a team spirit approach
• Examples of contributing to employer’s success in breeding and/or racing

Top three finalists, plus one guest each, are invited.

$7,500 to the winner + $2,500 to their stable/farm
$2,500 to each runner-up and $2,500 to their stable/farm

Newcomer Award

An award to an individual who has been working in any area of Thoroughbred breeding and/or racing for less than five years and who has shown commitment to – and ambition for – a career in the Thoroughbred industry including a desire to improve and progress their skills and knowledge.

Qualities for nominees include
• Enthusiasm and motivation
• Evidence of a desire to improve and progress skills and knowledge
• Team spirit approach in the workplace
• Willingness to learn with examples of involvement in industry events and activities

Top three finalists, plus one guest each, are invited.

$2,500 to the winner and $1,000 to their stable/farm plus a five-day educational tour to Dubai
$2,000 to each runner-up and $1,000 to their stable/farm

Community Award

This award recognizes those who have shown outstanding contribution to the Thoroughbred industry and nominees should be those who contribute to the greater good of the sport. This could include those who support the breeding and racing staff or have made an outstanding contribution to the wider Thoroughbred community. Nominees for this award do not need to be directly employed in the Thoroughbred industry.

Winner and a guest are invited.

$7,500 to the winner and $5,000 to their charity of choice

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