‘Lobster’ as he was affectionately known in the barn was the first foal of Grade 1 winner Karlovy Vary. She went on to have two others, Mean Mary and Bye By Melvin, both of whom Graham trained to win Graded Stakes. Unfortunately Lobster was a ‘bleeder’ so couldn’t perform at the top level. He went through the November sales, ended up in claiming races and eventually was shipped to Puerto Rico to run. That was the end of the road until a few years ago when the Caribbean Aftercare came into being. A phone call to Kelley Stobie set things in motion and Mr. Campbell (his original owner and breeder) paid the trainer to buy him and then paid for quarantine, fly back to the mainland and some well earned R&R at Sandringham Farm in Ocala.
Hillary Irwin, who you will see if you read through the Warriors has had a few of our retirees as well as the retirees of her Grandparents was a obvious choice for setting him off on his new career. She was local, takes GREAT care of the horses and follows them intimately if they are sold. He’s only been with her a few weeks but sent this uplifting message…..
Lobster is great. Everyone loves lobster 🦞, he’s never met a stranger and is seriously just the easiest. I don’t know if that’s just him, or if he’s just grateful to not be hungry, but he hasn’t changed his attitude once, even now that he’s not skin and bones. It took me a couple days to respond because I was waiting for these photos (Taylor Pence Photography) – I think she did a great job of capturing him! Lobster is doing a lot of hacking, and some playing around with poles and flatwork. His feet were a mess, so we’ve got a handle on that now and he seems pretty sound, and happy. He loves attention, and actually seems to love being ridden. He babysat Providence Road on a road hack the other day – Prov hates the road….. and change of any kind! Lobster could care less, he is the best! The girl who works for us some loves him, so he’s gaining a fan club quite quickly.
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Lobkowicz Palace 2015
Career Racing Summary:
Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
14 3 2 $44,293
July 2021 – Lobster has the best new home!
September 27th, 2021