The first-year Darley Flying Start trainees arrived in Lexington January 6, having completed the English phase of the course in Newmarket December 19.
The Darley Flying Start class of 2012-14 got a send-off dinner to Australia July 15, about two weeks after the program's 10-year reunion was held in Ireland.
WinStar Farm has appointed Darren Fox, formerly of Darley America, as the new stallion seasons director.
Donegal Racing president Jerry Crawford has announced that Oracle Bloodstock will now manage all of the bloodstock and racing operations of Donegal Racing.
Darley Flying Start graduate Michael Hardy has accepted the position of farm manager for Margaux Farm, the Midway, Ky. operation announced Sept. 28.
Conor Foley of Darley America has announced he will leave the operation to open Oracle Bloodstock, an agency whose product mix will include stallion acquisitions, yearling selection, and private bloodstock acquisitions.
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation has announced well-bred stakes winners Jalil and Sousa will enter stud in China in 2012 in an effort to bolster that country's emerging Thoroughbred industry.
Trainer Carolyn Costigan was flying high in the winner's circle at Woodbine on June 13. Her filly Roan Inish had just pulled a mild upset in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser.
Darley Flying Start students concluded their time in the Bluegrass State by holding debates during the fifth Darley Flying Start Conference at Keeneland Race Course July 16.
Ed Sackville has joined Lillingston Bloodstock and is based at its new office in Hungerford, England. He replaces Rachel Boffey and will specialize in broodmares, stallions, yearling purchases, and bloodstock portfolio management.
Darley Flying Start students concluded their time in Kentucky by holding debates at the fourth Darley Flying Start Conference at Keeneland Race Course July 18.
The third Darley Flying Start student conference was held July 19 at Keeneland Race Course. The eleven students in the 2005-2007 class presented individual topics ranging from 2-year-old sales to betting exchanges and rebates.
The Darley Flying Start program has announced that its 12-member class of 2006 ranges in ages from 20 and 29 and represent eight different countries, including China for the first time.
Francis Gaffard of France is spending two weeks at Hollywood Park in the Eoin Harty stable as part of the Darley Flying Start program, one of a dozen aspiring young horsemen earning racing experience.
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