Godolphin Australia’s assistant trainer Kate Grimwade will take the students behind the gates of Carbine Lodge, where they will gain an insight into the day-to-day workings of one of the world’s leading training operations, plus get the chance to meet some of the Group 1 stars stabled there.
The visit will also showcase the range of career prospects on offer in the thoroughbred racing industry, with Godolphin’s team of vets and farriers on hand to give practical advice on caring for elite equine athletes.
The Buldau Yioohgen (‘Big Dreams’) Academy brings together several community, cultural and sporting groups – including the VRC, Tennis Australia, Essendon Football Club and Melbourne Victory FC – to support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as they strive towards their educational, employment and leadership goals.
The students will include Cebby Johnson, the sports-mad teenager who lost his eyesight and suffered serious head injuries after falling through a roof. Last month, Cebby made headlines when he accompanied Hawthorn players onto the MCG pitch ahead of their Easter Monday clash with Geelong.