In late 2003 Lloyd applied for his training licence and made history as the youngest recipient of a licence in South Australia at age 21. He trained his first winner soon after when Treasure Time scored at Cheltenham in February 2004.
After enjoying great success training out of Adelaide, including noteworthy wins in the 2017 Group One Winterbottom Stakes in Perth and the 2012 Group Two Adelaide Cup, Lloyd made the bold move to Melbourne in 2018 and set up his new full time base at Caulfield and just weeks after arriving the stable cemented their spot in the state with a Group One win in the 2018 Moir Stakes with Viddora.
One that has never been afraid of a challenge or to travel his horses whether it be in Australia or overseas, Lloyd decided to take on the world and Viddora raced on the biggest stage at the Dubai World Cup meeting in 2019, finishing fourth in the Group One Al Quoz Sprint. The star mare then raced in Hong Kong before being retired to stud.