Thomas Lyon-Smith


Tommy is a 25 year old from Devon in the South West of England. He graduated from Oxford Brookes with a Bachelor of Sciences in Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management. During this time he was a work rider for Mick Channon and took a placement year in Australia as a trackwork rider for Godolphin at Warwick Farm and Flemington racecourses. Prior to starting Godolphin Flying Start, he spent two years as Pupil Assistant to Sir Mark Prescott BT. in Newmarket.

“Godolphin Flying Start is the premier opportunity to learn and progress within the thoroughbred industry. I am extremely grateful to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for creating this scholarship to develop talent within horseracing. I look forward to fully experiencing the global thoroughbred industry and seeing aspects of the business that I have not been exposed to.”

tlyonsmith@godolphinflyingstart.com