BRS graduates nominated for Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

19th Jan 2015 | News

The ten shortlisted nominees in six categories for the 2015 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards were announced on Friday with four British Racing School graduates among those named.

In the Rider/Groom category, Simon Archer, who works for Sir Mark Prescott, is among the finalists, while three graduates feature in the Newcomer category. They are Lucy Challoner, a member of Scott Dixon’s team, Charlotte Clayton, another Newmarket-based worker for Rae Guest, and Tyler Saunders, who works for Barry Hills.

Announcing the finalists, Chairman of the judging panel Brough Scott said: “Judging these awards is both a painful and rewarding task. Painful because of the need to put one wonderful candidate above another, but rewarding because they are the best stable staff incentives worldwide and because this year trainers have supported them in record numbers. I’d like to thank all the trainers, managers, owners and colleagues who took the time to nominate a member of staff and wish all the shortlisted candidates the best of luck in the next stage of the judging process.”

The British Racing School is also delighted to see nominations for Colin Nutter, long-term head lad for Sir Mark Prescott, who has nurtured many BRS graduates who have gone on to work at Heath House Stables over the years. Colin is nominated for the Dedication to Racing Award, while Bee Chapman, who works for William Jarvis and is a regular lecturer on the BRS Racing Secretary course, holds a nomination for the Administration Award.
With a combined total prize-money of £120,000, the winner of each of the six categories goes forward to the final prestigious Employee of the Year Award, which last year was won by BRS graduate Leanne Masterton, the travelling head girl for Andrew Balding who has flown around the world with Group 1 winner Side Glance.
The winners will be announced at the awards dinner hosted by Clare Balding and Ryan Moore, which takes place at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in Knightsbridge on Monday, 23 February.