Following this year’s record nominations, the BHA has today announced the shortlisted nominees for the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.
The panel of 12 judges have overseen 301 applications and taken on the unenviable task of narrowing them down to just ten finalists in each of the six categories.
The next stage of judging will now begin with judges speaking directly to all candidates who have made it onto the shortlist. The judges will consider those conversations alongside the written nominations before narrowing the candidates down to just three finalists per category.
The final stage of judging will take place in London on the day of the awards ceremony, Monday 20 February 2017, where finalists will be interviewed face-to-face by the judges who will then decide the winners and runners-up for each category. The results will be revealed later that evening at the awards ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers hotel in Knightsbridge by ITV Racing’s Ed Chamberlin.
Brough Scott, Chairman of the Judging Panel said:
“This is a humbling task because reading through the citations highlights how many good people there are in our racing world and choosing between them is a painful business.
“The competition would not even start unless individual nominators took the trouble to make the entries. The judges would like to thank everyone for getting involved and understand that many will be disappointed not to make the next stage. There is always next year!
“Meanwhile, the judging panel would like to congratulate everyone who has got through to the next stage and we now must perm sets of three from ten. It won’t be easy but we do it in admiration.”
The shortlist nominees are listed below: