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Trevor Lobb appointed CEO of Emirates Park

TREVOR LOBB has been appointed the chief executive officer of Emirates Park. One of the Australian thoroughbred industry's most prominent identities, Lobb has accepted a newly created position initiated by stud principal His Excellency Nasser Lootah, bringing to an amicable end his highly productive tenure with the international Darley operation.

An individual immediately identified with the two biggest racing and breeding enterprises in Australian thoroughbred history, Lobb brings with him to his new role at Emirates Park an exceptional record of achievement in his two high-profile positions at Woodlands and Darley.

First and foremost, it was Lobb who played the pivotal role in developing the extensive racing and breeding operation of Jack and Bob Ingham. An idea that was still in its infancy, the Inghams approached Lobb to execute their grandplan when he was the Bloodstock Manager of William Inglis & Son and the rest, as they say, is history.

Instrumental in the purchase of Woodlands studs at Denman and Cootamundra, and integral in the creation of Crown Lodge at Warwick Farm, Lobb turned the keen interests of the iconic Ingham brothers into the most expansive thoroughbred operation witnessed anywhere in the southern hemisphere.

Over the best part of two decades, Lobb and his team housed under the Woodlands banner successfully launched the stud careers of Crown Jester, Quest For Fame, Grand Lodge, Dr Grace, Strategic, Canny Lad, Commands and, in more recent time, Domesday, Ad Valorem and Lonhro.

Lobb also supervised in the selection and mating of the entire Woodlands broodmare band, establishing many of the most coveted female families now found in the Australian Stud Book.

On the racing front, Lobb oversaw the purchase of a plethora of top-grade Ingham-owned runners, most notably the immortal Octagonal, as well as the management of the outfit's countless topline home-bred runners, such as Guineas, Strategic, Dracula, Unworldly, Freemason, Viscount, Denman and the legendary Lonhro to name but a few.

When Woodlands was sold to Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum in 2008, Lobb became a senior member of Darley's management team and has been paramount in the hugely successful transition of the Woodlands-Crown Lodge units into the worldwide Darley conglomerate.

In addition, Lobb has also held down innumerable honourary roles with a variety of industry related organizations and is currently the chairman/president of Thoroughbred Breeders' Australia.

It is Lobb'sthoroughly impressive record of performance that saw him very recently approached by His Excellency Nasser Lootah to head-up his two-state Emirates Park operation.

Comprising of two historic thoroughbred studs located at Murrurundi, NSW, and Diggers Rest, Victoria; a quality stallion roster of six sires; one of the finest broodmare bands owned by any breeding outfit in Australia; and a racing team approximately 50 in number, Lobb will take over day-to-day administration and supervision in his new role as CEO.

In explaining the development, Lobb said: "Becoming the new CEO of Emirates Park is a tremendously exciting new challenge for me and one I could not possibly pass-up when presented with the opportunity byHis Excellency Nasser Lootah.

"While it is a massive wrench to leave the Darley organization that still has so many elements of the Woodlands-Crown Lodge bloodstock interests, I feel Emirates Park has unlimited potential and I am incredibly excited at its prospects.

"I very much look forward to working with Dr Sahu and Eddie Alvares, whose individual roles as the respective operation managers of the NSW and Victoria studs will not change.

"With the 2011 breeding season fast approaching, the immediate priority is to provide the very best service we can offer anyone intending to use Emirates Park, its stallions and the facilities later this year."





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