2015 – 2017 Trainees Announced

Godolphin Flying Start Announces Trainees for 2015 – 2017 Programme

The Darley International Student Programme is proud to announce the latest intake of trainees for the two-year Godolphin Flying Start scholarship. The group for 2015 – 2017 is comprised of 12 individuals from seven different countries.

The Darley International Student Programme provides this outstanding scholarship for trainees to learn and experience management operations and leadership in the global thoroughbred industry. The course includes accreditation from the University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School as a graduate certificate in management and trainees also attend the University of Sydney and University of Kentucky. A strong work ethic and excellent communication skills are essential. Graduates of the programme are running their own enterprises or working for thoroughbred industry leaders throughout Europe, in the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Career areas include media, racing, breeding, bloodstock, sales, consultancy, veterinary, racetrack management and marketing.

The 2015 trainees are:

  •  Conrad Bandoroff (USA)
  •  Patricia Bowman (USA)
  •  Jackson Buchanon (USA)
  •  Alayna Cullen (Ireland)
  •  Lauren Julia De Arias Heup (Spain)
  •  Brittney Dixon (USA)
  •  Mary Ellet (USA)
  •  William Freedman (Australia)
  •  Yoshitake Hashida (Japan)
  •  Hang Yi He (Singapore)
  •  Yuemeng Hu (China)
  •  Michael Smith (USA)

We look forward to welcoming the 12 individuals who will commence their training at Kildangan Stud in Ireland on the 17th of August 2015.