Toshihiro Onikubo

Toshi Onikubo is 27 years old, and comes from the Japanese historical city Kamkura. Toshi graduated in 2017 from the Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. Before commencing the Godolphin Flying Start programme, he completed the Irish National Stud Breeding Course in Kildare, Ireland and worked for Japanese breeder Dr. Harry Sweeney’s Paca Paca Farm as an assistant manager and veterinarian.

“I am so proud that I have been selected for Godolphin Flying Start as the 3rd Japanese trainee. This is a fantastic programme for me to learn all aspects of the horse racing and breeding industry. I am really looking forward to having this unique two years experience across all over the world and improve my skills to develop the Japanese Thoroughbred industry in the future. Outside of the industry, I love all sports especially show jumping, eventing and baseball.”