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“Darley Flying Start has been the catalyst for too many different aspects of my career to quantify. It was an incredible experience at the time and continues to be a wonderful passport to personal and business development opportunities” 2009 Graduate, Cathal Beale, Assistant Stud Manager, Forenaghts Stud, Ireland
“The Darley Flying Start Program is one of the most far-sighted contributions ever made to the international thoroughbred industry” John Messara, Chairman, Arrowfield Group, Australia
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Darley Flying Start is a unique Management and Leadership training program that specialises in the international thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

Our mission is to recruit the most talented people worldwide and to give them a professional training and experience unmatched by any other, in turn achieving our vision of producing committed industry leaders working in existing and emerging markets contributing to the long term success of the thoroughbred industry.

Accredited by University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Darley Flying Start is validated by the success of our alumni and the recruitment of graduates by thoroughbred industry leaders. The blend of professional, personal and experiential learning in a thoroughbred business environment across five countries is a model for success.

Darley Flying Start graduates form an educated, dynamic global network who are leading change and driving development in the thoroughbred industry today.

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Latest News

  • Racetrack – Winter edition 2015

    2005 graduate Henry Field was featured in the 2015 Winter edition of Australian publication Racetrack. Below is a copy of Read more >

  • 2015 – 2017 Trainees Announced

    Darley Flying Start Announces Trainees for 2015 – 2017 Programme The Darley International Student Programme is proud to announce the Read more >

  • G2 Success for Francis-Henri Graffard

    2005 Darley Flying Start graduate Francis-Henri Graffard secured G2 success yesterday at Saint-Cloud. Please read the full Racing Post story Read more >

Graduate profiles

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