Byron Cozamanis - TRAINER

Byron commenced training in 1972 in the sea side town of Port Lincoln where he grew up. Byron always had a love of thoroughbreds, and training them was second nature to him. He proved to be successful soon after taking out his licence.

Training in Port Lincoln saw Byron score 5 winners in one day on 2 occasions, and he was the leading trainer for consecutive years. In 1991, Byron accompanied by his supportive wife Susan and children, made the move to Morphettville, South Australia, where he made a direct impact on the local trainer ranks.

Assisting in his success were top gallopers Scorndale (17 career wins including the Group 3 Thomas Elger and the Yallumba Classic Mile in which he still holds the track record), Scornsome who won 3 straight in town as a 3 year old (his biggest win being the Thomas Elder) and Clear View (who gave Byron a wonderful highlight when she defeated Divine Madonna in the Listed Chrysler Stakes).

Another of Byron's career highlights was winning the 2001 Adelaide Magic Millions with Barossa Broadway, ridden by Jason Holder.


Following a successful stint in Melbourne, Byron has returned to Adelaide where he has great facilities opposite the track. The Morphettville racecourse have numerous training tracks, as well as a swimming pool. Jump outs are held regularly, so horses can have plenty of education going through the barriers and taking part in unofficial trials.