THE 2022-2024 Godolphin Flying Start trainees arrived at Kildangan Stud last Monday to commence their two-year scholarship within the thoroughbred industry.

The class comprises trainees from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and the UK and the USA. Next week they will commence ICT and Communications training and their Equine Anatomy and Physiology module at University College Dublin.

Godolphin Flying Start executive director Clodagh Kavanagh said: “We welcomed our 20th Godolphin Flying Start class to Kildangan Stud this week with great satisfaction, having continued with the programme through the challenges of Covid-19.

“It is a milestone year, and it is heartening to see the commitment and talent of these young adults entering the thoroughbred business.

“We look forward to collaborating with industry professionals to give the trainees opportunities to learn, complete externships, and gain employment in the future so that we may achieve our vision of being the source of influential leaders of the industry”.

Sarah Kelly from Co Kildare and David O’Farrell from Co Dublin are the team leaders for the first Irish phase.