Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships

The Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships offer a life-changing opportunity to Chinese students.

Places on the programme are awarded to those who have recently graduated, or are about to graduate, from university, and can write and speak English reasonably well.

Candidates will learn about the day-to-day care of horses, gain experience of veterinary medicine and agriculture, and be introduced to the professional business skills needed in the industry — such as marketing, sales, finance, human resources and business administration.

Bingqiu Lu (Rebecca)

Graduated: Nanjing Agricultural University

Degree: Bachelor of Agriculture in Veterinary Medicine

“My 10 months in DITI has brought an incredible wealth of experiences to me. I have gained all-round industry knowledge from breeding to racing, improved my personal capabilities and business skills, and enjoyed the exotic cultures of Japan and the UAE. I have a great deal of gratitude toward Sheikh Mohammed for establishing such a professional educational programme for us and I hope in the future I can spread the spirit of horseracing in China to inspire the public as well.”

Monthly blog of team Australia

Team Australia recently visited Sydney. This time, we didn’t stay in the city centre as usual but instead near the beautiful Coogee beach where the sea was literally on our doorstep. We went to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale where we learned from bloodstock agents all about the sales and the horses there. We also had the pleasure of watching super mare Winx’s latest epic performance at Royal Randwick as she recorded her 16th straight win in the G1 George Ryder Stakes.

What have we learned from DITI?

In recent weeks, Alan Delmonte from the Horseracing Betting Levy Board was invited to have a talk with us. He was given a detailed description of the DITI schedule and jokingly told us that he wished he were a young Chinese and had the chance to experience this exceptional programme.

Naming Future Champions

Recently, Darley in Japan asked for name suggestions for this year’s two-year-olds from their staff as it has done for the past few years. DITI’s Team Japan also had the honour of participating in this "contest".