Nozomu Tomizawa

D.O.B: 21/3/1981
Height: 167cm Weight: 52kg
Born: Tokyo, Japan

A chance outing with his father to the Tokyo Racecourse at the age of eight sparked Nozi Tomizawa’s lifelong passion for horse racing. Unable to meet Japan’s extreme jockey academy requirements, Nozi remained undeterred and at the age of 16 moved to Australia to forge his jockey career.

Nozi spent 18 months training in Brisbane before his jockey apprenticeship with Trainer Tony Sears gained him vast experience on Queensland’s many race courses. Remarkably, he rode more than 100 winners in the first two years of his apprenticeship.

Nozi consolidated his training by serving apprenticeship with both Champion Jockey and Master Trainer Ron Quinton in Sydney and Veteran Beach Trainer Len Smith in Adelaide. This has given him solid experience on many New South Wales and South Australian race tracks. Quinton describes Nozi as dedicated, hard working and particularly well-known for his patience and perseverance.

During the past 15 years, Nozi has added international credits to his repertoire with multiple riding contracts in Japan, Korea and Macau greatly developing his skills and confidence. His work and contacts in Japan especially have maximised his knowledge of breeding and training methods which will no doubt help future trainers and owners create optimal success for their horses both on the Australian and international racing scenes.

A seasoned and adventurous jockey, Nozi has ridden more than 70 race courses in five different countries. His continued passion for his career keeps him flexible and adventurous. He is ready and willing to ride overseas or on the other side of the continent at short notice, and has the character and experience to easily adapt to new environments and race tracks – a talent envied by many. Nozi is now striving towards becoming a Group 1 jockey and claiming major metropolitan wins.


1997 Arrived to Australia to start jockey training in Brisbane
1999 First ride at Aramac, First win at  Nanango, QLD
2000 First Metro win in Brisbane
2001 2nd in Brisbane and QLD Apprentice Jockey Premiership
2002 West QLD Apprentice jockey of the year, First win in Sydney
2003 2nd in SA Apprentice Premiership, rode 2 months contract at Tokyo City Keiba (NAR-Oi) in Japan
2005 Rode 3 months contract in Macau
2007 Rode 2 years contract in South Korea (Seoul)
2014 Weetwood Hcp (Listed) Typhoon Red, Australia
2015 Rode 2 years contract in South Korea (Busan), JRA Kyu-Shu Owner’s Cup, South Korea
2017 Just Now Quality (Listed) Sylpheed, Australia

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