Administrative and Ancillary Services Award, sponsored by the MRC Foundation


The Administrative and Ancillary Services Award, sponsored by the MRC Foundation, sheds light on crucial facets of our industry vital to the triumph of the thoroughbred industry. This accolade acknowledges individuals engaged in supportive roles within the racing and breeding sectors.

What key qualities define winning this Award?

To qualify for consideration, individuals must presently hold employment in roles supporting either the breeding or racing sectors. Nominees are expected to showcase a blend of professional expertise, personal skills, or other assets cultivated to significantly contribute to their employer’s overall success.

Roles that fall under consideration include:

They may hold positions such as Gardeners, Track Maintenance Crew, Grounds Staff at Sales Companies, Stud or Racecourse Staff, Barrier Attendants, Horse Transport Administrators, Corporate Support, Sales or Auctioneers, Veterinary Practitioners, Farriers, Horse Dentists and Physiotherapists.

These roles represent just a few among the many positions eligible for nomination within this category.

Celebrating Past Winners:

The Administrative and Ancillary Services Award boasts a lineup of past winners:

  • 2023: Mary O’Neill (Newgate NSW)
  • 2022: Jess Hood (Arrowfield Stud NSW)
  • 2021: Cassandra Simmonds (Magic Millions QLD)
  • 2020: Sarah Moran (Griffiths Racing VIC)
  • 2019: Cecelia O’Gorman (Thoroughbred Breeders Australia NSW)
  • 2018: Hannah Dick (Widden Stud NSW)
  • 2017: Lyn Dressing IRT (VIC)
  • 2016: Melanie Caban (Vinery Stud NSW)
  • 2015: Don Healy (Griffiths Racing VIC)

Take a simple yet impactful step: Identify the individual you believe deserves a nomination for the 2024 Stud and Stable Staff Awards. This is your chance to ensure that staff feel appreciated, celebrated and motivated to shape the future of our industry.

Ready to nominate? Make a difference today!

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