Leslie Janecka, Coordinator of the Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI), was recently awarded the prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Community Award. Presented by Godolphin, the program is a partnership with the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and The Jockey Club to highlight those working in horseracing and breeding who are the backbone of the industry; each nominee plays an invaluable role in caring for the equine athletes and in racing.
While nominees for the Community Award need not be employed by the racing industry, they contribute to the greater good of the sport. With winners determined by a prestigious judging panel, Janecka will receive $10,000 and an additional $5,000 to go toward the charity of her choice. She also will receive a commemorative trophy.
Additional Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards include:
- Leadership Award Farm
- Leadership Award Racing
- Dedication to Breeding Award
- Dedication to Racing Award
- Thoroughbred Industry Community Award
Janecka will be recognized at the Awards ceremony luncheon on Oct. 13 at Keeneland.
For more information, visit the Godolphin website here.