2019 Lycetts Team Champion Award Winners Announced!

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Trainers, Jedd O’Keeffe and Tom Dascombe were announced on 28 February as the 2019 winners of the Lycetts Team Champion Award! The award celebrates the British racehorse training yards with the highest standards of employee management.

The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London. The winning yards were presented with their trophy and awarded a £4,000 prize for each yard to benefit and support their teams.

These trainers and the other nominees really demonstrated how working collaboratively creates safe, supportive and successful yard environments. RacingGroom.com was thrilled to see such a variety of yards presenting inspiring working environments and appreciation for their team.

From the winning trainers

It means the absolute world but it’s really about these guys and the team that we have who are amazing. We love working with them, they just pull out all the stops in every respect. This whole process has been a really good thing for us to go through as a team. We can’t believe we’ve won and to hear the comments on the other yards you are sitting here thinking ‘there is no way we are going to win!’ because everyone is doing such amazing work in their yards too.” Andrea O’Keefe

I think we have a good team spirit. It’s really all down to the team and nothing to do with me. This award is for the team and is not for me.” Tom Dascombe

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Bryony Frost