Dane Robinson has been studying with the Darley Flying Start program.Dane Robinson has been studying with the Darley Flying Start program. Photo: Sylvia Liber

The most elite racing school in the world will be based in Australia for the next six months as the Darley Flying Start 2015 class takes the next step in its development.

It is a system that has delivered some of the leaders within the Australia racing industry. Newgate Farm’s Henry Field, Eden Harrington from the China Horse Club and racing managers such as Jason Walsh at Godolphin and Adrian Bott at Gai Waterhouse’s stable have all completed the course.

For the past decade, Flying Start has become the Rhodes Scholarship for racing. It has a remarkable success rate at producing high achievers. Of 120 who have started the two-year course, only two have not finished it, and 21 graduates have become business owners.