Horse of the Year: Pink Lloyd
Two days after winning Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male and Champion Male Sprinter at the 43rd Sovereign Awards, Pink Lloyd proved he more than deserved the accolades when he set a track record at Woodbine on Opening Day (April 21), winning the six-furlong $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes in 1:08.05 with Rafael Hernandez in the irons. “For him to go out there two days later and win and break the track record sure shows all the voters made the right choice,” said Pink Lloyd’s trainer, Robert Tiller. Despite a three-month winter layoff, it was the ninth straight win for the Ontario Sired 6-year-old bred by John Carey of Shelburne, ON. Pink Lloyd, a gelded son of Old Forester out of the Great Gladiator mare Gladiator Queen, was undefeated in 2017 with all eight of his wins coming in stakes competition at Woodbine. “(Pink Lloyd is) great for Toronto, he’s…
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