The finalists for the 2022 Thoroughbred business worker awards in America have been introduced, together with three finalists in six of the seven classes, in addition to the winner and runner-up of the Thoroughbred business neighborhood award—Jessica Hammond of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Affiliation and Kyle Roper of CHI St. Vincent, respectively.
This yr’s awards ceremony will as soon as once more be hosted by Keeneland and can happen Oct. 14 in Lexington.
Finalists and their visitor will likely be supplied with journey and lodging for out-of-town finalists, a tour of an area horse farm, dinner for finalists and their connections, and the ceremony luncheon adopted by a day of racing at Keeneland.
The shortlist judging panel, the primary of the 2 judging panels, met July 29 to find out the finalists in every class in addition to the neighborhood award winner and runner-up. Their assembly was hosted by the Nationwide Museum of Racing and Corridor of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The second and ultimate stage of judging will likely be performed as in particular person interviews with every finalist Oct. 13.
Panel chair Rogers Beasley commented, “Being part of the Thoroughbred business worker awards is greater than an honor, it’s the most significant program within the business. Having the ability to acknowledge and reward these people who contribute a lot to our business is actually particular. However all of the nominees ought to be very happy with their accomplishments that prompted somebody to appoint them and inform their story.
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“I would additionally wish to thank the Nationwide HBPA, TOBA, The Jockey Membership, Breeders’ Cup, and Godolphin, with out whose underwriting and assist these awards wouldn’t be attainable to implement. Lastly, a heartfelt because of our media companions—BloodHorse, Thoroughbred Day by day Information, Day by day Racing Kind, TVG, Paulick Report, and America’s Day on the Races—for serving to to unfold the attain of the awards.”
TIEA was happy to welcome class sponsors for the primary time in 2021 and all seven will likely be returning as sponsors once more this yr—Hallway Feeds, NTRA, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Keeneland, NYRA, I Am Horse Racing, and Churchill Downs.
The winners of the administration, dedication to breeding, dedication to racing, management, and assist companies awards will obtain a prize of $7,500, with a further $2,500 awarded to the winner’s group at their farm, steady, or group. The 2 runners-up in these classes will win $2,500 every, with $2,500 awarded to their farm, steady, or group.
The winner of the newcomer award will obtain $2,000 and a five-day academic journey to Dubai, with $1,000 awarded to their group at their administrative center. The 2 runners-up on this award will obtain $1,000 every, and $1,000 can even be awarded to their farm, steady, or group.
Because the winner of the neighborhood award, Hammond will obtain a prize of $7,500 and a further prize of $2,500 will likely be donated to the charity of her selection. Roper will obtain $2,500 because the runner-up on this class.
|2022 Thoroughbred Industry Worker Awards Finalists|
|Katherine McKee Administration Award Sponsored by Keeneland|
|Darla Shoemaker Gaige (Charles City HBPA)|
|Blaire Eads (EQUIX)|
|Angela Ramsey (Sequel Holdings)|
|Help Companies Award Sponsored by I Am Horse Racing|
|Walter “Stretch” Johnson (Protravel Worldwide)|
|Timothy Tullock, Jr. (Maryland Jockey Membership)|
|Laura Scheer (New York Racing Affiliation)|
|Dedication to Breeding Award Sponsored by Hallway Feeds|
|Don Jenkins (Darby Dan Farm)|
|Danny Mitchell (Denali Stud)|
|Steve Holbrook (Coolmore America|
|Dedication to Racing Award Sponsored by the Nationwide Thoroughbred Racing Affiliation|
|Alice Clapham (Graham Movement)|
|Felipe Pulido Mendoza (Richard Mandella)|
|Danny Ramsey (McPeek Racing Stables)|
|Management Award Sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute|
|Matthew Zehnder (College of Kentucky Maine Probability Farm)|
|Leanna Willaford (Invoice Mott)|
|Anne Eberhardt (BloodHorse)|
|Newcomer Award Sponsored by New York Racing Affiliation|
|Charles Churchill (Ed Brown Society and 1/ST Racing)|
|Maddie Rowland (Elizabeth Merryman)|
|Jonathan Estrada (David Donk)|
|Thoroughbred Industry Group Award Sponsored by Churchill Downs|
|Winner Jessica Hammond (Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Affiliation)|
|Runner-Up (Kyle Roper, CHI St. Vincent)|
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