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Musselburgh Racecourse name race to honour Scotland’s winner of Employee of the Year in Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

Catriona ‘Catch’ Bissett, from the Nick Alexander stable in Fife, was crowned Employee of the Year at a glittering ceremony for the 2019 Godolphin Stud and Stable Awards on Monday 18th February, and Musselburgh Racecourse honoured this remarkable achievement by naming their second race today the “Congratulations Catch Bissett Employee of the Year Maiden Hurdle”.

As well as the prestigious Godolphin Trophy, handed over by Sir Anthony McCoy, she collected a cheque for £30,000 of which half will be shared among staff at Alexander’s Kinneston stables.

Musselburgh Racecourse Senior Operations and Commercial Manager Sarah Montgomery said: “For Catch to be named Employee of the Year when the sport in Britain employs 6,000 people, is a huge achievement. Her compassion and concern to all her team is an inspiration, not just to the 278 stable staff in Scotland who all provide first class care to our equine participants, but to all of us who work in, and enjoy, horseracing.

Catch said: “I’m so honoured to be recognised by the racing industry in Scotland in this way and have been humbled by the congratulations I have received from all of those involved in racing in Scotland. Racing north of the border is a very close-knit and supportive community and Musselburgh Racecourse’s kind gesture of naming a race to recognise the award truly reflects that”.