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The great Brazilian poet and singer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, certainly did his part to advertise the beautiful women that come from his native land when he wrote the classic song, "Girl from Ipanema." Trainer Kim Lloyd is hoping that his four-legged ...The great Brazilian poet and singer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, certainly did his part to advertise the beautiful women that come from his native land when he wrote the classic song, "Girl from Ipanema." Trainer Kim Lloyd is hoping that his four-legged ...

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The great Brazilian poet and singer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, certainly did his part to advertise the beautiful women that come from his native land when he wrote the classic song, "Girl from Ipanema." Trainer Kim Lloyd is hoping that his four-legged females will make everyone say, "aaaaaaahhhhhh!"

"My two Brazilian girls are back in training," Lloyd said. "That gives me some hope for the spring and summer."

Candy Lonly (Brz), a Grade 3 winner in Brazil, and Square Angel (Brz), an imposing-looking chestnut mare, are the current stars of his stable. Top billing goes to Candy Lonly, who came to this country with impressive credentials.

"She ran against (champion) Riboletta (Brz) three times in South America and beat her all three times," Lloyd stated. "That’s how good a mare she is."

Finishing fourth in the 1999 edition of the Yellow Ribbon S. (G1) at Oak Tree, just behind such standout stars as Spanish Fern and Caffe Latte (Ire), showed that the six-year-old Candy Lonly had some class.

"We missed her entire 2000 campaign with a ligament problem, but Danny (Burgner, the mare’s owner) decided that he would rather bring her back than breed her," Lloyd said. "Her leg’s in great shape, so I’m excited."

If fillies wore lingerie, Square Angel could be a Victoria’s Secret model. Jobim would sing, "… she swings so cool and sways so gentle." A splint bone injury sent Square Angel to the sidelines, but she is healed and ready to get back to work.

"I can’t remember seeing a better-looking filly," Lloyd said, smiling. "She has that beautiful chestnut color and incredible conformation, not to mention that great butt of hers."

Kim Lloyd has been a trainer long enough to know the ups and downs of the game.

"We’ve still got a long way to go to get these girls to the races," he said, "but when there’s no hope, there’s no fun. At least we’ve got some hope, so I’m havin’ some fun!"

Did you know?
Kim Lloyd is helping Candy Lonly’s owner, Danny Burgner, to develop hipnumber.com, a horse sale and auction site.