2023 – 2025 Trainees Announced

Godolphin Flying Start is delighted to announce the latest intake of trainees for its prestigious two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Programme. The class of 2023 – 2025 comprises trainees of five different nationalities: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and the USA. They will commence in Kildangan Stud, County Kildare, Ireland, on Monday, August 14th 2023.

This outstanding scholarship facilitates trainees to learn and experience practical horsemanship, 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 are senior managers, CEOs or business founders, and they are based across five continents, working in media, racing, breeding, bloodstock, sales, consultancy, marketing, welfare and advocacy.

The 2023 – 2025 trainees are:

  • Samuel Baker, Ireland
  • Anna Cahill, Ireland
  • Sean Cooper, Ireland
  • Jake Swinburn, UK
  • George Connolly, Ireland
  • Johnny Marsh, UK
  • Harrison Everett, Australia
  • Daisy Fenwick, USA
  • Mitchell Whelan, New Zealand
  • Harper McVey, USA
  • Gerard Donworth, Ireland
  • Claire Wilson, USA