Women in Racing Member Makes Flying Start

Women in Racing Member Makes Flying Start

Tallulah Lewis | May 31, 2017 | In the News

Godolphin Flying Start is a two year full-time international management and leadership training programme for the thoroughbred industry. Founded in 2003 it is the brainchild of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum of Dubai. 12 candidates are selected annually to receive the scholarship which includes course fees, accommodation, transport, health insurance and a monthly allowance.

Graduates of Godolphin Flying Start continue to enjoy contact with current trainees and staff even after their time on the course. A private online forum enables current and past trainees to discuss and share thoughts, information and opinions.

Godolphin Flying Start is proud to announce the latest intake of scholarship recipients for the two year programme. The group for 2017 – 2019 is comprised of 12 individuals from six different countries.

The 2017 – 2019 trainees are:

  • Naomi Tukker (Netherlands)


  • Philip Antonacci (USA)
  • Alison Brassil (Ireland)
  • Amy Buckley (Ireland)
  • Katelyn Butler (Australia)
  • Liam Elvidge (Ireland)
  • Thomas Harris (UK)
  • Ian Hickey (Ireland)
  • Mackenzie Kirker-Head (USA)
  • William McNeile (UK)
  • Chloe Pitts (UK)
  • Charlotte Rinckenbach (France)

The 12 will commence their training at Kildangan Stud in Ireland on the 14th of August 2017.