Mitchell Whelan

I hail from Cambridge, New Zealand. I graduated in 2022 from the University of Otago with a double degree; Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce. My journey into the world of thoroughbreds began at Cambridge Stud during my school holidays, but my racing passion truly ignited during my university years, while working mornings with Terry and Debbie Kennedy. This eventually led me to premier Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh, and over 18 months, I further absorbed the racing trade from him. A dream long held, I’m now incredibly fortunate to be a part of Godolphin Flying Start, pursuing my goal of becoming a successful trainer at the highest level. I look forward to the opportunities Godolphin Flying Start will present to our cohort over the next two years, as we further our education and experience in the thoroughbred industry.