Equitana Melbourne


Welcome to the world of Godolphin and what it can offer you.

Welcome to the world of Godolphin and what it can offer you.

Meet global racing star HARTNELL, Godolphin Lifetime Care Flagbearer at Equitana Breed Village.

Success may be defined on the racetrack but beyond the headlines there is so much more to the world of Godolphin. From supporting our local communities to sponsoring educational and vocational programmes, Godolphin seeks to create awareness, passion and care for the thoroughbred and nurture both our industry and the people that surround us.

While horses may be at the heart of our business – and we will ensure that they are nurtured from birth to retirement and beyond – it is vital that all those involved in the equine world are cared for too.

Who is Godolphin

Godolphin is a global thoroughbred breeding and racing organisation, founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. Godolphin founded in 1992 spans four continents, Dubai to Europe, Australia, America and Japan. Godolphin’s name is from one of the three stallions imported to England in the 17th and 18th centuries – the Byerley Turk, the Darley Arabian, and the Godolphin Arabian. Godolphin was established in Australia in 2001 and today, comprises of three historical studs and three state of the art racing stables located in Victoria and NSW.

Godolphin stands some 18-24 stallions a year, including EXCEED AND EXCEL and LONHRO, affectionately known by the Australian racing public as the ‘Black Flash’. New to the Darley stallions’ roster for this year’s breeding season includes European champions PALACE PIER, PINATUBO AND VICTOR LUDORUM.

Caring for our horses – Godolphin Lifetime Care

Godolphin Lifetime Care fosters a global ethos of caring for and celebrating the Thoroughbred’s career after racing. Whether our horses are top performers on the course, parenting the next generation at stud or retirees pursing new careers, all our horses are to receive high quality, compassionate attention. Godolphin works with our partners worldwide to promote passion and care for thoroughbreds so they can continue to enjoy happy, fulfilling lives long after their days at the racetracks and on our stud farms are over. Retired Thoroughbred racehorses are versatile, adaptable and agile. A well retrained Thoroughbred can excel in many disciplines off the track such as dressage, jumping, polo, western, pleasure riding or as a companion horse. The
Thoroughbred is an invaluable partner of equine therapy and education programs.

To find out more and join the Godolphin Lifetime Care Alumni click here

Meet HARTNELL, a fierce competitor on the global stage and now enjoying his new and successful career in the showring.

Visit HARTNELL at the Breed Village and learn more about Godolphin Lifetime Care and Racing Victoria’s Off The Track Program, at Number 369 in the Epsom Pavilion.

Racing is about more than sport. It sustains rewarding careers for people who work in the industry and improves the lives of local communities around racing and breeding hubs across the world. By being caring neighbours, encouraging people to enjoy their career, and offering social and charitable opportunities, we help the industry and the communities we serve to flourish. Learn more at Together for Racing International

People are our strength and their resolve in getting the job done is what makes our industry so special. We take great pride in celebrating these champions in our midst and supporting them to go on to achieve even greater things.

The Stud & Stable Staff Awards champions industry’s dedicated and skilled employees. With an annual prize pool of $100,000 across seven award categories, the awards recognise and reward the remarkable dedication, hard work and passion of the people who are at the heart of the Australian Thoroughbred industry.

Fresh ideas, skills and dedication sustain working communities – opening young eyes to rewarding careers in the racing and breeding industry is at the heart of Godolphin’s education programmes. By supporting school goers, industry employees and young adults to explore career opportunities and achieve their ambitions – whether in the racing industry or the wider world – the global industry is determined to support the next generation.

Visit Godolphin Flying Start and learn about this global program and how it will lead you to success.

Visit Thoroughbred Industry Careers (TIC), to learn more about professional careers in the thoroughbred industry and the world of opportunities that awaits you.


RElated ARticles


Sign up to our e-news

Get the latest updates on all this and more

Equitana Melbourne


Sign up to our e-news

Get the latest updates on all this and more