Latest group graduate from Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships in Shanghai

The graduation ceremony for the 2015-2016 Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships programme was held in Shanghai on 16 April.

Witnessed by their families and friends, together with many representatives from the Chinese equine industry, the 17 interns were presented with graduation certificates by Godolphin Managing Director Joe Osborne.

This is the fourth group of university graduates to complete the programme and they have spent the last eight months based at Darley/Godolphin’s studs in America, Australia, Ireland, Japan and the UK.

Each of the 17 graduates leaves the course having gained hands-on experience of the thoroughbred breeding and racing industries. During the internship, they have had the opportunity to visit many of the world’s top thoroughbred organisations and received talks and lectures from various industry leaders.

At the end of their programme, the interns spent three weeks in Dubai where they attended the Dubai World Cup meeting, watching the world’s richest horse race at the state-of-the-art Meydan racecourse. During the visit, they also had the opportunity to see first-hand how Dubai has developed into a leading business, tourism and cultural destination under His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

Past graduates have gone on to work within the thoroughbred industry for organisations including Rider Horse Group and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. There are also graduates who are continuing their studies including with Dubai Business Internships, which offers a further opportunity to study business in Dubai.

Sidney Tam, DITI Training Manager said, “We are delighted to have another successful group of interns graduating from the Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships (DITI) programme this week.”

“Since its inception in 2012, the programme has welcomed more than 75 exceptional Chinese university graduates to Darley/Godolphin’s global business for an in-depth introduction to the thoroughbred industry and Dubai. We have seen previous graduates progress very well in their careers after graduation and many are now working in the thoroughbred industry across the world. After the DITI programme, we hope that these interns will move on to an equally diverse set of careers, equipped to become future leaders in their chosen fields.”