Podcast


About the Podcast

Welcome to the ‘Leading to Success’ podcast, a podcast created and run by Godolphin Flying Start trainees.  Hear about the first-hand experiences from the trainees themselves, who will provide insight to the course, their experiences, and careers in store for graduates.

Season 2

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Godolphin Flying Start Podcast,” Leading to Success”. This first episode back features our hosts, David O’Farrell and Sarah Kelly who have recently commenced their first phase of Godolphin Flying Start in Ireland. Guests include two of the new first year cohort of Godolphin Flying Start, Orlaith Nangle and Ben Triandafillou, who will share their experience of the course so far. Martin Larkin, the Management Assistant of Godolphin Flying Start, discusses his role and the technology involved with the programme. Join us on the third Friday of every month to hear some more great guests and how the class of 2022-2024 are getting on, on their flying start journey.

 

Season 1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Leading to Success podcast, a podcast created and run by Godolphin Flying Start trainees. Listen in to learn about the Godolphin Flying Start program from trainees, hear about their experiences on the course, and careers in store for graduates. Clodagh Kavanagh, Godolphin Flying Start Executive Director join trainees Marcus Bird and Vinzenz Schiergen.

This episode features our host Marcus Bird, who is joined by fellow trainee Chris Moore, as well as two program graduates Matt Prior and Joe Callan.

This episode features our host Chris Moore, who is joined by fellow trainee Margaux Herinckx and the new Ireland coordinator, Martina Dempsey. This episode concludes with two program graduates, Mimi Wadham and Violet Hesketh, who together operate WH Bloodstock.

This episode features our host Marcus Bird, who is joined by fellow trainee Elinor Wolf and the USA Coordinator and Godolphin Flying Start graduate Hallie Hardy. This episode concludes with  graduate Samantha Cripps. Applications for the 2022 – 2024 programme close on February 7th.

This episode features our host Elinor Wolf, who is joined by fellow trainee Marcus Bird and Spendthrift Farm General Manager Ned Toffey. This episode concludes with  graduate Dan Blacker.

This episode featured the host, Elinor Wolf,  joined by fellow trainee Marcus Bird and Vinzenz Schiergen, who took us behind the scenes of their foaling rotation at Gainsborough Farm. Elinor Wolf hosted guest Shannon Arvin, Keeneland’s President and CEO, as she outlined the preparation for the upcoming Spring meet. Finally, second-year trainee George Broughton gives an insight into the impact of Covid-19 on the programme and what the second-year team have been experiencing since arriving in the USA for their five-week study tour.

This episode featured the host, Taylor Owens, joined by fellow trainee Jessica Daw to discuss Jessica’s work before the program, some of her key takeaways of the American racing industry, and what is in store for her still. Taylor Owens hosted guest Ben Huffman, Racing Secretary at Keeneland and Churchill Downs, as he discussed his role and some of the behind the scenes of putting on a race meet and the big day that is the Kentucky Derby. Finally, racehorse trainer Brad Cox provides an update on his three stable charges as they vie for a spot in the Kentucky Derby.

In this month’s episode we focus on Women in Racing.  First year trainee, Jessica Daw, speaks to graduate of Flying Start 2018- 2020, Annise Montplaisir. Annise co-founded and is the president of Amplify Horse Racing. Amplify aims to improve Thoroughbred industry education, mentorship and opportunities. This episode also features, Vice President and Chief Racing Officer of the Breeders Cup, Dora Delgado. Dora talks about how she first started in her role at Breeders Cup and offer her advice for future female leaders.

For final episode of Season 1 of the Flying Start Podcast, Jessica Daw and Taylor Owens speak to fellow trainees about their experiences during their externships in America. Vinzenz Schiergan talks to Taylor about what he has learned from renowned horse whisperer Monty Roberts and Jessica has a discussion with Marcus Bird and Lachie Pethica about their externships in Lexington including MyRacehorse and WinStar Farm.