Bisnath Parboo took in the crowd of reporters
asking his son over and over if Trinniberg could handle the mile and a
quarter run at the Kentucky Derby after never going longer than seven
furlongs. When the group dispersed, the 72-year-old from Trinidad
finally spoke up.
“The way he’s training now, I’m 100 percent certain
he’s going to win,” Parboo said. “He’s doing everything right. We
couldn’t ask for nothing more. Nothing more.”
The patriarch of the family is doing it his way
with the Teuflesberg colt purchased entirely by chance for $21,000 at a
When Parboo’s family booked him in a fancy downtown
hotel, he wouldn’t stay — picking a cheaper option near the track. And
when he arrived in the United States in 1982, a clerical error in the
paperwork caused his last name to be misspelled. He didn’t care, nor did
he bother to work to get it changed.