Reminder: Nomination Deadline For Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Aug. 1

There are seven days left for employers and colleagues to nominate some of Americas most dedicated stud and stable staff for the 2017 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), with nominations closing on August 1, 2017.

The prestigious awards, presented by Godolphin and supported by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, The Jockey Club and The National HPBA, carry total prize-pool of $128,000, with both the category winners and their yard, stud or office, benefiting from a win.

Nominations for the awards can be made by anyone within the industry, from any part of the United States. Trainers, owners, breeders, managers and colleagues can all show their appreciation for the hard-working members of their staff and reward those individuals who form the backbone of the racing and breeding industry in America.

The awards are divided into six categories, with four that are specific to breeding and racing. These category winners will receive $10,000 along with another $5,000 to be shared among their co-workers (two runners up will also receive $2,500 with another $2,500 shared).

The Newcomer Award, which is new for 2017, will reward the winner with $5,000 in addition to a trip to Dubai, with $2,000 to share among co-workers (runners up receive $2,000 with $1,000 shared). The sixth category, The Community Award, rewards one winner with $10,000 and another $5,000 to be given to the winners designated charity.

Sean Clancy, Eclipse Award winner and TIEA Ambassador, said, “What a fantastic program that Godolphin has so generously sponsored. To recognize those individuals who do so much for our equine athletes, and to also reward their fellow stable and farm employees, positively reinforces the team concept, and is really something very special.”

“It’s a great initiative and one that should be supported by the entire Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry here in the States. To those of you that know that special individual, please make sure to nominate.”

Nominations close next Tuesday, August 1, at 5:00 EST and the overall winners will be announced at the awards ceremony hosted by Keeneland on Friday, October 13. The nomination forms are available at

For further information please contact:

Andy Schweigardt, Director of Industry Relations and Development
Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association
Telephone: 859-276-2291

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