Dedication to Breeding Award sponsored by Magic Millions


The Dedication to Breeding Award, sponsored by Magic Millions is a celebration of exceptional horsemanship within the field of stud farms. This accolade honours individuals who have showcased talent and dedication in breeding. Moreover, nominees must have made pivotal contributions to their employer’s success within the breeding landscape.

What key qualities define winning this Award?

Nominees for this recognition should presently hold employment within a stud environment requiring a minimum of five years, showcasing traits of determination, reliability, passion for equine care, adaptability, and a strong sense of teamwork. Their nomination reflects not just their skills but also their contributions that significantly impact the overall success of their employers.

Roles that fall under consideration include:

Stud Managers, Stallion Managers, Yearling Managers, Broodmare Managers, Assistant Managers, Stallion Grooms, Stud Hands, Vet Nurses, Foal Watch Attendants and Bloodstock Agents.

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

Celebrating Past Winners:

The Dedication to Breeding Award boasts a lineup of past winners:

  • 2023: Kayleigh Murray (Fernrigg Farm NSW)
  • 2022: Kelly Frost (Godolphin Northwood Park VIC)
  • 2021: Steve Brien (Twin Hills Stud NSW)
  • 2020: Chris Cooper (Godolphin Woodlands NSW)
  • 2019: David Merrick (Widden Stud NSW)
  • 2018: Patrick Sheehan (Coolmore Stud NSW)
  • 2017: Vikki Cannon (Gooree Park Stud NSW)
  • 2016: Jenny Watson (Armidale Stud TAS)
  • 2015: Bernadette Hamill (Yarradale Stud WA)

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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