Award Categories

Irish Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award 2022

A total of eight awards to individuals working in any role in racing, stud or support services in the thoroughbred sector. This includes, but is not limited to, racing stables, stud farms, spelling and pre-training yards, administration bodies, veterinary practices, farriers, horse transport, grounds staff at sales companies or racecourses, horse dentists and physiotherapists.


  • Consistently high standards of work
  • Dedication to horse welfare and rehabilitation
  • Positive influence in the workplace with a good team-spirit approach
  • Examples of contributing to employer’s and/or client’s success in breeding and/or racing

Prize: The winners will each receive a trophy and €4,000. An additional €2,500 will be awarded to their employers to be used for the benefit of each winner’s colleagues.

ITIEA Irish Racing Excellence Award 2022

An award presented to one of the individual ITIEA Award 2022 winners who, in the opinion of the judging panel, deserves special recognition for their commitment, hard work and ongoing contribution to the high standards and reputation of the Irish thoroughbred industry. This winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Prize: Trophy and €5,000 to the winner. An additional €2,500 will be awarded to their employer to be used for the benefit of their work colleagues.

ITIEA Racecourse Award 2022

The winner of the ITIEA Racecourse Award will be chosen by the Irish Stable Staff Association based on a quality programme evaluation. The survey evaluates each racecourse on a range of criteria relating to facilities that are available to stable employees. The racecourse with the highest score will be selected as the recipient of the ITIEA Racecourse Award.

Prize: €2,500 to be spent on upgrading facilities that will benefit stable employees.