$122,000 in total prizes!

While winners and runners-up receive cash awards, co-workers of the finalists will also share in the celebration as they, too, receive a monetary payout. Please go the tiea.org homepage for the breakdown of the cash prizes.

All-expense paid trip for two to Kentucky!

All finalists get to bring a “plus one” with them on their all-expense paid trip to the Thoroughbred capital of the world in Lexington. Flights, hotels, transportation and meals are all included!

Tour and stallion show at a major Kentucky farm!

The beautiful horse farms in and around Lexington graciously open their doors for the TIEA. Each year, we are able to take finalists and their friends and family to tour one of these amazing facilities and also see some of the nation’s top stallions.

Dinner at a major Kentucky horse farm!

Much like the farm tour, your TIEA experience will also include an invitation for dinner at another wonderful farm close to Lexington. You’ll enjoy a catered dinner and get to know other finalists, judges and other members of the local horse community as well.

Awards ceremony and luncheon at Keeneland!

The awards ceremony will be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion once again in October of 2022. This hour-long program is where all the finalists are recognized for their outstanding achievements. You’ll also share the stage with one of the industry’s luminaries. Past presenters have included Steve Asmussen, Bill Mott, and D. Wayne Lukas.

Afternoon of racing at Keeneland!

Following the ceremony, it’s an afternoon of racing at the beautiful Keeneland racetrack. TVG, one of our media partners, makes it a point to interview the winners during their live coverage of the races.