Welcome to the 20th running of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards sponsored by Godolphin.

With £128,500 in prize money, the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, sponsored by Godolphin, celebrate and recognise the remarkable dedication and commitment of those working at the grass roots of horseracing. These hard-working employees provide the best possible care to our horses and people.

Nominations are now OPEN for the 2024 Awards in their 20th anniversary year. You can nominate anyone who is employed in a racing yard or stud directly or indirectly, including administration staff.

There are six different categories to choose from, and the criteria and nominee qualities are detailed on the Award categories page. The winners from the Leadership, Rider Groom, Stud and Dedication categories will also be judged for the overall Employee of the Year Award.

Nominations can be made via the online form or by video. You can find examples of previously successful written and video nominations on the FAQs page as a guide to consider when making your nomination. Videos to be a maximum of five minutes.

Nominations close on Tuesday 7 November 2023 at 5pm.

Final judging and the Awards ceremony will be held on Monday 26 February 2024, where we will also crown the overall Employee of the Year.