Award categories

Leadership Award (Stud or Stable)

Trophy and $10,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up.

An award to an individual staff member in a managerial or supervisory role in a stud or stable who has displayed leadership qualities – in particular in terms of quality people management, mentoring and support of staff, attention to workplace health and safety, commitment to continuous improvement and displaying good business acumen.

 

 

Dedication to Breeding Award - Sponsored by Magic Millions

Trophy and $10,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up.

 

An award to an individual staff member who has shown talent in thoroughbred breeding horsemanship, consistency and reliability in a stud role. Must have at least 5 years service in the breeding industry and must have been pivotal in his or her employer’s success.

 

 

Dedication to Racing Award - Sponsored by The Australian Turf Club

Trophy and $10,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up.

An award to an individual staff member who has shown talent for horsemanship in the racing field, consistency and reliability in racing role. Must have at least 5 years service in the racing industry and must have been pivotal in his or her employer’s success.

 

 

Administration and Ancillary Services Award - Sponsored by MRC Foundation

Trophy and $10,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up.

An award to an individual who works in any administrative or other support service role within the thoroughbred racing and breeding sectors. This includes, but is not limited to, administration/corporate roles, sales positions, auctioneers, gardeners, veterinary practices, farriers, barrier attendants, horse transport, grounds staff in sales companies, breeding farms or racecourses, horse dentists and physiotherapists.

 

 

Horsemanship Award (Stud or Stable) - Sponsored by Inglis

Trophy and $10,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up.

An award to an individual staff member who has shown talent for horsemanship, consistency and reliability in or out of the saddle. Must include an affinity with horses and gives a priority to animal welfare. Must demonstrate a degree of success with the thoroughbred, whether it be in breeding or racing or both, that has been borne out of their particular skill set.

 

Thoroughbred Care and Welfare Award

Trophy and $10,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up.

An award to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the care and welfare of thoroughbreds who are not actively racing, and/or created a greater awareness, passion and care for the thoroughbred horse in its second/alternate career (breeding, breaking, pre and post racing career, re-homing, retraining, providing a comfortable retirement etc.). These may be, for example, a quite achiever/ paid or volunteer in retraining or re-homing of the thoroughbred. (This winner will not be eligible for the Thoroughbred Excellence Award).

 

 

Newcomer Award (Stud or Stable)

Trophy, $5,000 to the winner with $1,000 to the employer to share amongst staff.

$3,000 to the runner-up. The winner will also receive an educational experience in racing in Dubai during March in the following year. Subject to Terms and Conditions.

An award to an individual who has worked in the industry, in any capacity, for less than 3 years. Winner will display passion for, pride in and an excellent contribution to, the thoroughbred industry. The winner will stand out from other newcomers and will be identified as a future and significant valuable member of this industry. (This winner will not be eligible for the Thoroughbred Excellence Award)

 

 

Thoroughbred Excellence Award - Overall Award (Stud or Stable Only)

Trophy and an additional $5,000 to the winner with an additional $1,000 to the winner’s yard/stud to be divided amongst stable/stud employees.

Winner to be selected from one of the five categories (i.e. excludes Thoroughbred Care and Welfare Award and The Newcomer Award). Must have made a significant, exceptional contribution to the industry.