May 27, 2024

Trainer Paulo Lobo’s barn only picked up steam as the calendar year skidded to an end. The conditioner picked up his 1st Turfway Park Holiday getaway Fulfill coaching title in a month complete of remarkable runners for the secure. Veteran In Love , winner of the 2021 Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (G1T), finished his 6-yr-old marketing campaign with a victory in the Dec. 17 Prairie Bayou Stakes and the barn had an array of remarkable 2-12 months-old winners that could be Kentucky Derby (G1) contenders occur spring.

“The starting of the 2nd semester (of the 12 months) I could see my horses were beginning to set it all collectively,” Lobo claimed. “We experienced a incredibly superior Kentucky Downs fulfill, a really fantastic Keeneland meet up with, Churchill Downs was Alright, but I genuinely felt coming into Turfway that I experienced a good deal of horses with good likelihood to earn. Every thing just came collectively at the suitable time.”

In Love wins the Prairie Bayou Stakes on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Turfway Park
Photograph: Coady Photography

In Adore wins the 2022 Prairie Bayou Stakes at Turfway Park

Lobo stated In Appreciate “beloved the Tapeta” and would likely resurface in a further stakes at Turfway Park later on in the thirty day period.

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Among the Lobo’s juvenile winners at Turfway are the OXO Equine-owned Bromley  and Itzos .

“I hope I can put them on the Derby path,” Lobo said. “We’re probably heading to have some superior fun this spring. We’ll in all probability mail one of them south to run both at Reasonable Grounds or Gulfstream.”

Bromley, a freshly-minted 3-12 months-previous son of Mastery  , continues to be a excellent 2-for-2 just after annexing a Dec. 28 allowance optional claiming contest at Turfway. A $450,000 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale weanling invest in, Bromley scored in his debut at Churchill Downs. While he’s in no way run further more than 6 1/2-furlongs, Lobo is keen to try the colt about two turns.

Itzos, a Bolt d’Oro   50 % brother to 2009 Horse of the Calendar year and super filly Rachel Alexandra , will also appear to go on the Derby trail right after his Dec. 29 maiden exclusive body weight acquire next time out.

Bonne Chance Farm and Paulo Lobo and the three Breeders’ Cup horses Ivar, Imperador, and In Love at the Thoroughbred Training Center on Oct. 27, 2021.
Photograph: Anne M. Eberhardt

Ivar in his stall at The Thoroughbred Middle

Although barn favored and various quality 1 winner Ivar  did not compete at the latest Turfway satisfy, Lobo has his sights set on the Jan. 28 $1 million Pegasus Environment Cup Turf (G1T) at Gulfstream Park for the 7-calendar year-old’s following begin.

Ivar most not long ago finished a gallant fourth, a length powering the victorious Fashionable Games , in the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T) at Keeneland. It was the third Breeders’ Cup Mile overall look for the son of Agnes Gold , who was third in the 2021 edition and fourth in 2020.

An earner of around $1.4 million, Ivar returned to the work tab and has turned in 3 breezes considering the fact that Dec. 12, which include a 50 percent-mile in :48 2/5 Dec. 20 at The Thoroughbred Middle in Lexington, the 2nd-swiftest of 42 is effective that day.