Eighteen individuals have been revealed as finalists for the 2021 Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards, which will be hosted as an interactive virtual awards ceremony on Racing TV next month.

A total of 206 nominations had been received from across the racing and breeding industries and after being whittled down to a shortlist of ten, the final shortlist of three people in each of the six categories have been announced by the British Horseracing Authority.

The finalist and their employers are:

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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 wonderful work Rory MacDonald achieved at The British Racing School)

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

Each finalist will now take part in a remote judging day on Monday, February 22 with the awards ceremony to be hosted by ITV Racing’s Ed Chamberlin later that evening.