What a night for our assistant trainer Jess McLernon, she won the Godolphin Leadership Award and the overall Employee Of The Year at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards. We nominated Jess for the award for the fantastic attitude she has shown since joining us in 2011. Jess works hard, is a great mentor to our younger staff and is a great communicator with our owners. Her career has progressed quickly at Musley Bank and it’s fantastic to see her recognised for her achievements.

Jess made it to the final three in the Leadership category and then had an interview in London before being announced as the winner on Monday night. She then received the overall award the Employee Of The Year. Jess receives twenty thousand pounds in prize money and so does the yard. We couldn’t be more thrilled for Jess and as she said in her speech afterwards she’s won for everyone at Musley Bank – she’s bought the prize back north to Malton.