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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Godolphin not horsing around with 2018 equestrian scholarship launch

The 10-month course in Dubai, the UK and Ireland is open to young Emiratis who pass the winning post first

Young, professional Emiratis are well versed in jockeying for position on the career ladder but a scholarship by Godolphin is looking for a dark horse that could become a front-runner in the racing industry.

The 2018 Masar Godolphin scholarship has opened to Emiratis and eight men and women will be selected for the 10-month academic programme that will teach participants everything they need to know about the horse racing business, with courses in Dubai, the UK and Ireland.

Offered by Godolphin, the thoroughbred breeding and horse racing stables company owned by the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the course will include practical and academic modules, with classes in horse husbandry for breeding and performance, racehorse training, operations management and bloodstock sales.

The programme begins in Dubai next January, before moving to The British Racing School in Newmarket, England in the spring. Students will attend race meetings in the UK and Ireland to meet industry leaders.

“Masar Godolphin is a very special programme which represents yet another demonstration of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s enduring passion for horse breeding and racing, and his continued commitment to the creation of a sustainable future for both the industry and the individuals involved in it,” said Hugh Anderson, managing director for Godolphin in the UK and Dubai.

Masar Godolphin is looking for the 2018 candidates for its equestrian scholarship programme, which proved a success among previous students. Godolphin
Masar Godolphin is looking for the 2018 candidates for its equestrian scholarship programme, which proved a success among previous students. Godolphin

Scholarship graduates will have the opportunity to work with Godolphin.

“The love of horses is in the DNA of Dubai and this is an extremely exciting time to be involved in thoroughbred horse breeding and racing and, thanks to the ongoing support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, we are privileged to be able to extend this opportunity to the next generation of Emiratis,” said Ali Al Ali, the head of Masar Godolphin.

Those who think they can pass the winning post in style must be fluent in English, between 20 to 30 years old and hold a bachelor’s degree. Candidates can apply online at www.godolphin.com/masar with a CV and a 500-word essay.