Nominations for the 2023 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards are open and will continue through Sunday, July 16. Held in America for the first time in 2016, the TIEA awards are sponsored by Godolphin in association with The Jockey Club, the
National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and the Breeders' Cup. Godolphin also sponsors equivalent awards in Ireland, Australia, Great Britain, and France.
Cash prizes totaling $122,000 will be awarded to winners and two finalists in a total of seven categories. In addition, runners-up will also receive monetary awards for the first time in 2023. The awards are the Dr. J. David “Doc” Richardson Community Award, Katherine McKee Administration Award, Dedication to Breeding Award, Dedication to Racing Award, Newcomer Award, and the Support Services and Leadership Award.
TIEA also announced the return of category sponsors Churchill Downs, Hallway Feeds, NYRA, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the NTRA and Keeneland, who will host the Awards Ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the entertainment center.