Trevor Lobb has been appointed CEO of Emirates Park. One of the 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 role with Darley.
Lobb brings an exceptional record of achievement in his new role following two high-profile positions at Woodlands and Darley.
Lobb 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 grand plan for Woodlands when he was the Bloodstock Manager at William Inglis.
Over the best part of two decades, Lobb launched the stud careers of Crown Jester, Quest For Fame, Grand Lodge, Dr Grace, Strategic, Canny Lad and Commands at Woodlands and, in more recent times, Domesday, Ad Valorem and Lonhro at Darley.
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.
In addition, Lobb has also held down numerous positions with a variety of industry-related organisations and is currently the Chairman of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.
Emirates Park’s two-State operation comprises 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 team of 50 racehorses.
“It’s an exciting new challenge and one I could not possibly pass-up when presented with the opportunity by His Excellency Nasser Lootah,” Lobb explained.
“While it is a massive wrench to leave the Darley organisation 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,” Lobb explained.
“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.”
For any further information, contact Trevor Lobb on 0418 240 230.