RCA Outstanding Achievement Award Winner

The Racecourse Association is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award is Trudi Moulton of Fakenham Racecourse.

Trudi has been an integral part of the Fakenham team for over 40 years. Starting as a casual member of the raceday team, Trudi now oversees all recruitment of casual staff and takes responsibility for all raceday hospitality as well as non-raceday conference and events.

The recent retirement of a colleague presented new opportunities and whilst some would be happy to keep with what they had, Trudi rose to the challenge and gladly took on additional responsibilities, a situation which she, and subsequently the racecourse, has thrived in.

Trudi’s roots around the Fakenham area mean she is known to many visitors to the racecourse, be they horsemen or racegoers, and is respected and liked by the same token. Her wicked sense of humour is just one of her many redeeming features and it is no exaggeration to say that racedays at Fakenham would simply not the same without her warm personality.

Maggie Carver, RCA Chairman, who presided over the panel that decided the winner, said: “I am thrilled for Trudi who becomes our second ever winner of this prestigious award.

“Upon reading the nomination from David Hunter at Fakenham Racecourse, it became clear that Trudi was a part of the DNA of the racecourse. The service she has provided over a career spanning 40 years (and counting) demonstrates her love for the sport and for Fakenham which I am sure is clear to those who are welcomed by her on a raceday.

“A big congratulations to Trudi and we look forward to celebrating this achievement with her and the Fakenham team at Aintree on Thursday 8th November.”

David Hunter, Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course at Fakenham Racecourse, said “I am absolutely delighted and thrilled for Trudi. The award could not have been given to a more deserving person – not only for all that she does at Fakenham, but for the wider racing community.

“She is a complete legend and we all look forward to supporting her at the Showcase Dinner when she will receive her award and the recognition that she so deserves.”