(from Aqueduct notes)
Trainer Paulo Lobo, who has done nothing but impress the few times he’s raced in New York, will be relocating his stable to Belmont Park from Southern California at the end of this month.
“The horses will be arriving on April 25, and I will be there on April 26,” said the 40-year-old Lobo, who is expected to move 25 horses east from his Hollywood Park stable. “I have been thinking about this move for a while, and many of my owners wanted to make the move as well. So, both of us together, we made the decision.”
The Brazilian-born Lobo is 4-for-5 in New York, all in grade I stakes, having saddled Farda Amiga to victory in the 2002 Alabama and Pico Central to win the 2004 Carter, Met Mile, and Vosburgh. Pico Central also finished third in the 2004 Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) to Lion Tamer.
Among the horses Lobo will be bringing to New York is Runforthedoe, a grade I winner from Brazil who finished second in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 4.
“I haven’t picked out a spot for him yet, but it will be in a stakes,” said Lobo. “I’m very excited about the move.”