2022 – 2024 Trainees Announced

2022 – 2024 Intake of Godolphin Flying Start trainees announced

Godolphin Flying Start is proud to announce the latest intake of trainees for its prestigious two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Programme. The class of 2022 – 2024 comprises trainees from five different nationalities, including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the USA. They will commence in Kildangan Stud, County Kildare, Ireland, on Monday, August 15th 2022.

This outstanding scholarship facilitates trainees to learn and experience management operations and leadership in the global Thoroughbred industry with phases in Ireland, the UK, the USA, Australia and Dubai. The course is accredited by University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School as a Graduate Certificate in Management. Over half of Godolphin Flying Start graduates have gone on to become managers, CEOs or business founders, and they are based across five continents, working in media, racing, breeding, bloodstock, sales, consultancy, veterinary and marketing.

The 2022 – 2024 trainees are:

  • Annabel Adams, New Zealand
  • Liam Cunningham, New Zealand
  • Sarah Kelly, Ireland
  • Orlaith Nangle, Ireland
  • David O’Farrell, Ireland
  • Megan O’Leary, Ireland
  • Anne O’Rourke, UK
  • Susannah Jeffrey, UK
  • Jamie Smith, UK
  • Edmond Ryan, Ireland
  • Alexander Sausville, USA
  • Ben Triandafillou, Australia


The next opportunity to apply for Godolphin Flying Start is December 1st 2022.