12 February 2015
In March, Darley’s educational seminars were launched in Beijing and saw renowned equine vet Dr Andrew Edgar present to over 100 guests, who benefited from his advice on caring for the pregnant mare and young foals.
Such was the success of this first seminar, a second was arranged for that June and Dr Steve Jackson spoke on a broad range of equine nutrition topics.
Darley’s activities did not only extend to their educational seminars. Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships (DITI), by now in its third year, saw the largest intake of graduates to date.
These interns are currently based at Darley farms around the world where they are gaining a wealth of knowledge of the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
Also in 2014, eight promising young Chinese jockeys sponsored by Darley travelled to the headquarters of British racing, Newmarket, where they spent six weeks improving their riding skills.
Senior Darley representatives attended the Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong, where racing and breeding in Mainland China was discussed for the first time.
While in 2015 the Chinese Zodiac may be moving on, more exciting plans for Darley in China for the upcoming year mean the year of the horse is set to continue for some time to come.