2023 graduate Elinor Wolf poised to take the helm at Thoroughbred Country

Elinor Wolf, a recent graduate of the prestigious Godolphin Flying Start program, is poised to take the helm at Thoroughbred Country as the company’s current CEO, Laura Magee, embarks on Maternity Leave.

Elinor’s roots in the state of Kentucky and her two-year stint in Ireland uniquely equip her to assume this temporary leadership role. Her journey to the Emerald Isle unfolded during the tumultuous days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading her to apply for and complete the Irish National Stud Course in 2021. This six-month stint at the Irish National Stud proved invaluable, acting as the perfect springboard for her future involvement in the Godolphin Flying Start Program, which she graduated from this past June.

Reflecting on her path, Elinor credits the Godolphin Flying Start Program for her position at Thoroughbred Country.

“I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Godolphin Flying Start program, it was an amazing experience to be able to study on such a prestigious program and it is because of Clodagh Kavanagh that I was introduced to Laura Magee, and able to do a work placement with Thoroughbred Country while studying”.

Thoroughbred Country is heralded as Ireland’s Newest Tourism Destination, which spans across the picturesque counties of Kildare and Tipperary. Established just two years ago, the company has emerged as a gateway to the world of thoroughbred excellence. Since inception, Thoroughbred Country has curated a portfolio of 20 bespoke and exclusive experiences, promising guests not just a visit but a collection of wonderful memories. There are exciting times coming in the New Year and Elinor is very optimistic and excited for the future.

“I am incredibly excited to be involved with Thoroughbred Country as there are some very exciting times ahead for the company. All of our experience providers, and local hoteliers are excited to be promoting and offering these experiences. I am very lucky to be in this position and this opportunity is a testament to the doors that the Godolphin Flying Start programme can open, and I am eager to contribute to the continued success of Thoroughbred Country”.