Week Commencing 18th February

23rd Feb 2018 |

The theme of this week’s blog is most definitely the rewarding of well-earned success. This week we had to say goodbye to Course 317, who spent 14 weeks with us. Their commitment, drive and determination saw the trainees achieve a great amount in their time with us. 15 out of the 18 trainees that started the course graduated, with them going on to work for some of the best trainers in the business: National Hunt trainers such as Alan King, Venetia Williams and Nigel Twiston-Davies, and Brian Meehan and Tom Dascombe on the flat. Their progress has been astounding – I’m sure Mr Howell will agree. We wish them good luck in their future endeavours within racing. Be sure that we will be keeping a close eye on how you all get on.


We also said goodbye to our Ground Based Yard Staff Course who have spent the last 6 weeks with us learning all about working in a yard as a non-rider. They have all learnt a great deal whilst they were with us and we all wish them the best of luck in their new jobs in racing yards.


Monday evening played host to the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Kensington, London, with our very own Peter Williams a nominee for the Rory MacDonald Award. Up against very stiff competition for the award, Peter finished a gallant runner up to. We could not be more proud of Peter, who deserves all the plaudits he receives. We would like to say well done to all the other nominees, who we are sure enjoyed their evening just as much a Peter did.

Pictured (L-R) Ed Chamberlain, Angela French, Peter Williams, Jackie Porter, John Porter and Michael Owen.