where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2021-06-01 11:46:36  
No Africans included in Flying Start Program

In an age of transformation in racing and diversity, no Africans were selected for the prestigious Godolohin Flying Start program as announced yesterday. 

South Africa has had a few graduates to date but the lack of supposed diversity from lesser racing nations and non racing nations is apparent. No Africans or South Africans were included in the program and all are from developed nations. 

It was an excellent opportunity for the program to show diversity and place less privileges students into the horseracing industry. An opportunity missed it seems. 

The statement read, "Godolphin Flying Start announced May 31 the latest group of trainees for its prestigious two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Program. The class of 2021-23 comprises eight men and four women from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This outstanding scholarship facilitates trainees to learn and experience management operations and leadership in the global Thoroughbred industry with phases in Ireland, the UK, the U.S., Australia, and Dubai. The course is accredited by University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School as a Graduate Certificate in Management.

Over half of Godolphin Flying Start graduates have gone on to become managers, CEOs, or business founders and are based across five continents working in media, racing, breeding, bloodstock, sales, consultancy, veterinary, and marketing.

Godolphin Flying Start is a two-year, full-time management and leadership program specializing in the international Thoroughbred training and breeding industry. Founded in 2003 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai, the program selects 12 candidates each year to receive all-inclusive scholarships.

The 2021-23 trainees are:

Taylor Made
Marcus Bird, UK
Shéa Connolly, Ireland
Jessica Daw, UK
Margaux Herinckx, UK
James Keane, Ireland
Charles King, New Zealand
Christopher Moore, UK
Henry Morshead, UK
Taylor Owens, U.S.
Lachlan Pethica, Australia
Vinzenz Schiergen, Germany
Elinor Wolf, U.S 

Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • International
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    adayar, mishriff worlds best 5 days ago

    The seventh edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021 features a three-...

    View | Add Comment
    romanet to retire as ifha chairman; engelbrecht-bresges elected new chairman2021-09-08

      The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) announced today that its long...

    View | Add Comment
    irad and safe conduct win queen's plate 2021-08-23

    TORONTO, August 22, 2021 – Safe Conduct had just enough left in the tank to take the 162nd run...

    View | Add Comment
    woodbine's big festival open to spectators 2021-07-29

    One of Canada’s most prestigious annual sporting events is excited to welcome back spectators ...

    View | Add Comment
    new zealand legend trainer dies 2021-07-16

    New Zealand Hall of Fame trainer Laurie Laxon, whose list of achievements included winning a Melbour...

    View | Add Comment
    churchill downs inc. suspends baffert through 2023 spring meet2021-06-03

    By Alicia Hughes Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) announced on June 2 the suspensio...

    View | Add Comment
    the longines world's best racehorse rankings (for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st january 2021 and 9th may 2021)2021-05-14

    Sprinting ace NATURE STRIP (AUS) [123] has taken over the top spot in the third edition of the LONGI...

    View | Add Comment
    ok grand challenge shows zimbabwe's resilience 2021-04-30

    At last, some encouraging news after a bleak year for the Zimbabwe racing industry. The 1800m 0K Gr...

    View | Add Comment
    mishriff leads as world's best racehorse ranked2021-04-08

    After impressive displays during the Dubai World Cup card, MISHRIFF (IRE) [122] and MYSTIC GUIDE (US...

    View | Add Comment
    dettori, ghaiyyath crowned as worlds best 2021-01-27

    On 26 January, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) were pr...

    View | Add Comment