David Skelly


David Skelly is 24 years old from Limerick, Ireland. In 2018 David graduated from the University of Limerick with a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Economics and Finance. He gained valuable experience working for Richard O’Brien Racing, Rathmore Stud and Hillwood Stud before completing the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course in 2019. Prior to commencing Godolphin Flying Start, David worked for Yarraman Park Stud and Ballylinch Stud.

“I am delighted to have been selected for such a prestigious programme as Godolphin Flying Start. My passion for the industry has continued to grow with each experience gained and this growth will only continue with the level of international exposure the course offers. I am extremely grateful to my mentors and former employers for helping me achieve a place on the course. The opportunities that come with Godolphin Flying Start will undoubtedly be monumental to my future career in the thoroughbred industry. Over the next two years my dedication and commitment to succeeding will have no trouble matching the enormity of the privileged position at stake. Outside of horse racing I follow most sports and have a keen interest in both Golf and Soccer.”

dskelly@godolphinflyingstart.com