Press Release May 2016

Godolphin Flying Start Announces Trainees for 2016 – 2018 and Rebrand

Godolphin Flying Start is proud to announce the latest intake of scholarship recipients for the two year programme. The group for 2016 – 2018 is comprised of 12 individuals from six different countries.

This outstanding scholarship is provided to 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. Graduates of Godolphin Flying Start are running their own enterprises or working for Thoroughbred industry leaders throughout Europe, in the USA, Canada, South America, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand, Middle East and Australia. Career areas include media, racing, breeding, bloodstock, sales, consultancy, veterinary, racetrack management and marketing.

In August 2016 Darley Flying Start will change its name to Godolphin Flying Start. The existing course structure, content and management will remain the same. Course Manager Clodagh Kavanagh says “I am delighted to announce the 2016 scholarship recipients. I look forward to launching our new name and logo in August following the graduation of the current second year trainees and before the 2016 trainees commence”.

The 2016 – 2018 trainees are:

  • Jessica Berry (USA)
  • Joe Callan (Ireland)
  • Jack Carlino (USA)
  • Tim Donworth (Ireland)
  • Christopher Farrell (Ireland)
  • Megan Hebbert (UK)
  • Amie Karlsson (Sweden)
  • Luke Morgan (Ireland)
  • Todd Pollard (New Zealand)
  • Laura Pouri-Robertson (New Zealand)
  • Madison Scott (USA)
  • Renshuai YI (China)

The 12 will commence their training at Kildangan Stud in Ireland on the 15th of August 2016.