Intern's blog

Horse Racing in the United States

Horse racing in the United States has a long history and can be traced back to the 17th Century. This sport is very popular and the most sought after races are the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, which together are known as the Triple Crown.

A Set off before setting off

There are 17 of us and we have come from all over China. We are now settling into our new lives in Newmarket, Britain; Kildare, Ireland; the Hunter Valley, Australia; Kentucky, America and Hokkaido, Japan – these rural locations will be our home for the next nine months and are we will learn the day-to-day care of thoroughbred horses and professional business skills. Before arriving we had a two week induction in Zeng’ai Shishun Horse Race Training Centre in Shanghai.

Team Australia's Graduation blog

This Monday, Team Australia gave a presentation to all of the senior managers in Kelvinside, Darley, to have a review of this ten-month program, what they have achieved, what they have learnt, and what their future plan would be. As the last blog of Team Australia, it is really a good chance to look back the whole program and reflect on ourselves, at the same time, look ahead to the future and try to maximize what we have got from DITI for the future.

Team UK's Graduation blog

The foundation of thoroughbred racing includes breeding, training, racing and betting, all of which can trace back to Newmarket. UK interns of Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships (DITI) came to Newmarket since last August and started their ten-month unique experience.

Team USA's Graduation blog

We can’t believe we are at the end of our 10-month Dubai International Thoroughbred Internship (DITI) journey. While the excitement upon our arrival in Lexington, the horse capital of the world, seems just like yesterday, we are already on our way back home, saying goodbye to this amazing adventure.

Team Ireland's Graduation blog

Spending 10 months in Ireland, I feel a great affection for this amazing country. To me, there are five key words that represent my time in Ireland.

Getting a feel for training

As the old saying goes “One minute’s performance on the stage requires 10 years’ relentless practice”, and the same principle can be applied to training horses. The glory of racedays are closely linked to the day-to-day devotion of the trainer and his team.

Visit to Osborne Park with the Shandong Delegation Group

An increasing number of Chinese have started to show interest in the Australia thoroughbred market - horse owners, jockeys and trainers who have been active for some time now, but also people who are completely new to the industry. Last week, Darley in Australia welcomed a group of delegates from the Shandong Equine Industry Association and it was our great honour to accompany them on their visit as interpreters.