Finalists announced for 2021 Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards!

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The 18 finalists for the 2021 Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards have been confirmed!

206 nominations were received from across the racing and breeding industries and a final shortlist of three has now been agreed for each category, with each finalist taking part in a remote judging day on Monday, 22 February 2021.

An interactive virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live and free to air on Racing TV that evening hosted by ITV Racing’s Ed Chamberlin.

A celebratory event is being planned for summer 2021, subject to government guidance.

Congratulations to everyone shortlisted! The finalists and their employers are as follows:

David Nicholson Newcomer

  • Jaydon Lee – Nicky Henderson
  • Alice Price – Ben Pauling
  • Chrissie Sykes – Ruth Carr


  • Alex Cairns – James Fanshawe
  • Rebecca Edmunds – Bryan Smart
  • Lauren Webb – Daniel & Claire Kubler


  • Joanna Łacisz – Sir Michael Stoute
  • Sarah Peacock – Tom George
  • Faisal – Richard Phillips

Stud Staff

  • Tom Hughes – Hazelwood Bloodstock
  • Martin Languillet – Fittocks Stud
  • Elody Swann – Newsells Park Stud


  • Guianand Bissessur – William Haggas
  • Debbie Howie – John Gosden
  • Joline Saunders – Richard Phillips

Community (In recognition of the work Rory MacDonald achieved at The British Racing School)

  • Simon Jones – Charity fundraiser
  • Richard Phillips – Trainer and community volunteer
  • Sam Trainor – National Horseracing College
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