Ontario-bred Pink Lloyd, the winner of 22 of 27 career starts, is pointing for another racing campaign in 2020 before he heads off to a retirement farm in Canada, reports the Daily Racing Form.
The 7-year-old gelding will likely spend his after-racing days at the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society's farm in Ontario, but after a nearly perfect 2019 season, trainer Robert Tiller and owner Entourage Stable are leaning toward bringing him back to the races next year after some rest.
Pink Lloyd won all six of his official starts in 2019 for earnings of about a half a million dollars. The gelding did go into the gates for another race but was declared a non-starter after he reared and was left far behind the field.
All of his victories this year came in stakes races, which included a trio of graded stakes wins, most recently the Grade 2 Kennedy Road. For his career, Pink Lloyd has earned just over $1.3 million, having raced exclusively at Woodbine. In 2017, he was named Canadian Horse of the Year after winning all eight of his starts.
“He's happy and very sound,” Tiller told DRF. “He'll be leaving soon for Paul Buttigieg's farm, where he's spent his last five off-seasons. The game plan is to race him again next year. Time will tell, but it will probably be his last kick at the can racing. There's no reason to retire him at this stage. He's doing very well.”
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