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Fact Sheet: Pink Lloyd

May 31, 2018


Owner: Entourage Stable // Trainer: Robert Tiller // Jockey: Eurico Rosa Da Silva

Assistant Trainer: Tom Lottridge // Groom: Michelle Gibson // Exercise Rider: Rafael Sanchez

Breeder: John Carey // Foaled: February 23, 2012 // Sire-Dam: Old Forester-Gladiator Queen

Career Summary: 15 starts, 13 wins, 1 second, 1 fifth // Career Earnings: $980,080


A name with star power: The Entourage Stable is comprised of a group of five friends including longtime racehorse owner Frank Di Giulio Jr. Co-owner Ed Longo is credited for Pink Lloyd’s name, which is inspired by the classic rock band Pink Floyd and the character Lloyd from the HBO television series Entourage.

Multiple-award winner: Pink Lloyd was named Canada’s 2017 Horse of the Year at the Sovereign Awards as well as Champion Older Male and Champion Male Sprinter.

Track record holder: Pink Lloyd set a Woodbine track record of 1:08.05 over six furlongs on the Tapeta in his 2018 season’s debut winning the Jacques Cartier Stakes on April 21 with jockey Rafael Hernandez subbing in for Da Silva. The former record of 1:08.16 was set by Essence Hit Man on April 17, 2011.

10 consecutive stakes wins: Pink Lloyd had a perfect 2017 campaign winning the Jacques Cartier, New Providence, Achievement, Grade 3 Vigil, Shepperton, Kenora, Overskate and Grade 2 Kennedy Road. This year, he has successfully defended his titles in the Jacques Cartier and New Providence.

13 career wins: In addition to his current win streak, Pink Lloyd started his racing career in 2016 with three straight wins in a maiden and allowance races at Woodbine in rein to jockey Luis Contreras.

Only two career losses: Pink Lloyd finished fifth in the Overskate Stakes at the end of his debut season in 2016, three lengths behind winner Touch of Disney, and Stacked Deck defeated him by one length next time out in the Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes.

Fan favourite: Pink Lloyd has been the odds-on favourite in his last nine of 10 races. He was the 4-1 second choice to previous Kennedy Road winner Stacked Deck starting in the 2017 Jacques Cartier.

Richest win: Pink Lloyd earned his richest win at the end of last season in the $175,000 Kennedy Road (Grade 2) on November 25.

Biggest winning margin: Pink Lloyd’s biggest winning margin was 6-1/4 lengths in this year’s New Providence Stakes on May 13. He has won his last 10 races by a combined 27-3/4 lengths.

Smallest winning margin: Pink Lloyd’s smallest winning margin was three-quarters of a length in both the 2017 Jacques Cartier (ahead of Commute) and the Kenora Stakes (over Jacks Escarpment).

Average field size: Pink Lloyd has faced fields averaging 6.8 in size during his win streak.

Pink Lloyd with exercise rider Rafael Sanchez and assistant trainer Tom Lottridge on Wednesday morning (May 30) at Woodbine. (Keith McCalmont Photo)
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