Talented individuals who work in racing can now be put forward for the 2016 Godolphin stud and stable staff awards.

Nominations opened earlier this week (7 October) for owners, trainers, colleagues and managers to show their appreciation for hard-working members of staff.

The awards, now in their 12th year, reward the dedication and skills of stud and stable staff who are at the heart of racing.

“The stud and stable staff make up the fabric of the sport and these awards are a wonderful opportunity to honour and reward their hard work and dedication that plays such a vital role in our industry,” said Hugh Anderson, managing director of Godolphin and Darley (UK).

The awards, sponsored by Godolphin and run by the British Horseracing Authority in association with the Racing Post, offer over £120,000 in prize money. There is up to £40,000 available to a single yard or stud.

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This year an additional prize is on offer to the winner of the David Nicholson newcomer award to complement the £2,000 prize money for the winner and £2,000 for their yard.

For the first time, the winner will be invited on a five-day trip to Dubai to learn more about the country’s racing and culture.

The trip includes a stable visit to Al Quoz, the international headquarters for the Godolphin operation.

“We hope the trip to Dubai for the David Nicholson newcomer award winner will help develop young talent and an international understanding of the racing industry,” added Mr Anderson.

The prizes will be presented on 22 February 2016 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

Nominations can be completed online at: www.britishhorseracing.com/stablestaff