I’m Marcus Bird, a 24-year-old Godolphin Flying Start trainee with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Bristol. I have worked at Glebe Farm Stud in the UK and Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand. Before commencing the programme I spent 15 months as pupil assistant to Andrew Balding at Park House Stables. During the USA phase I completed my externship with MyRacehorse in Lexington. My aspiration is to become a leading bloodstock agent and racing manager, and I look forward to making the most of the opportunities and skills the Flying Start course will help me develop so that I can make that dream a reality.