Philip Antonacci comes from Somersville, Connecticut and graduated in 2017 from the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in History. Before commencing the Godolphin Flying Start program he worked as an intern with Gai Waterhouse Racing and with Lindy Farms as a sales intern. Philip completed his USA phase externship with Todd Pletcher and his Australian phase externship with Boomer Bloodstock.
On completing the Godolphin Flying Start in 2019, Antonacci was hired by Dave Reid at Preferred Equine to fill the role of Director of Sales for its Thoroughbred division.
“Godolphin Flying Start was a goal of mine since first hearing about it through the extensive alumni network in the United States. It’s an amazing program, especially for people from relatively outside the industry. I think it accomplishes all the goals Sheikh Mohammed set out and it gives young people like me the opportunity to go from being a history major at Penn to launching a career in global bloodstock.”