Nominations for the Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Stud Awards close next Friday 10th February.

The awards encompass 10 categories, which carry a total prize-money of €80,000, an increase of €10,000 from 2016, plus a five-day educational tour to Dubai for the Newcomer Award winner.

Nominations can be completed online at www.studandstablestaffawards.ie. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from the website and can be returned to the Marketing Department in Horse Racing Ireland, no later than 5pm on Friday 10th February.

The 2017 awards will take place in the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny on Tuesday 9th May.

Chairman of the Irish Stablestaff Association, Bernard Caldwell, said: “I would encourage everyone working in racing and breeding to nominate their friends and colleagues past and present.  Some of the award categories have been amended to more accurately reflect the work of the nominees and to incorporate those working in the breeding sector, so it is worthwhile reading each of the award criteria carefully. Every nomination counts – a person only has to be nominated once to be considered.”

Sarah Elsley

Sarah Elsley is a freelance editor and proofreader who is the Junior News Editor for Eclipse magazine. She has a degree in English Literature and is a keen horse rider with an interest in fashion at the races and fiction writing.

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