Devon Dougherty is a 22-year-old native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Devon graduated Magna Cum Laude from La Salle University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition. She also secured her license as a Registered Nutrition and Dietetics Technician. Prior to commencing Godolphin Flying Start, Devon worked as a groom for the consignment of Becky Merkel Sales Inc., as an assistant for Brook Ledge Horse Transportation and as an assistant trainer at Parx Racing. In 2018, Devon was nominated for the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, and won Godolphin’s Newcomer Award.
“I am very fortunate to be selected as a trainee for the Godolphin Flying Start Program. I am keen to travel, explore, and experience the thoroughbred industry worldwide. The ability to learn from many influential leaders in the international industry is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am eager to make a positive impact on thoroughbred industry, and to develop myself into a well-rounded horsewoman through this prestigious scholarship. Aside from my interests in horses and racing, I enjoy running, painting, reading, and spending time with my dogs.”