“The work of people in racing stables and on stud farms can never be underestimated, without them the industry couldn’t function. For them to be recognised by these awards gives a great lift to morale. My stable is right behind them.”

Gai Waterhouse,
Hall of Fame Trainer.

A night of winners!

Congratulations to all the tireless workers honoured during the glittering gala ceremony at Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane last week.

The big winner at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards was Jeremy Rogers, racing manager at Darren Weir Racing (VIC). Jeremy picked up the award for Dedication to Racing and then went on to receive the Thoroughbred Excellence Award.

All the other winners are detailed here

The Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of stud and stable staff, acknowledging the huge contribution they make to the Australian racing and breeding industry. Each award winner received a specially commissioned trophy and a share of the $100,000 prize-pool.

Award winners were chosen by a Judging Committee chaired by Johan Petzer, Chairman of Stewards (SA). Also on the committee were Melissa Weatherley, Athlete Development and Industry Careers Advisor, Racing Victoria (VIC); Caroline Searcy, SEARCYMEDIA and Sky Racing Channel (NSW); Basil Nolan, President of TBA and stud owner (QLD); Chris Watson, Director TBA and stud owner (SA); Ron Quinton, Thoroughbred trainer (NSW); Troy Corstens, Thoroughbred trainer (VIC); Shane Anderson, GM Product and Delivery Racing.com (VIC); Mark Newnham, GSSSA 2015 Thoroughbred Excellence Award Winner (NSW) and Jenny Watson, GSSSA 2016 Thoroughbred Excellence Award Winner (TAS).