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Kiaran began his career as an assistant trainer for top trainers including D. Wayne Lukas. After a brief stint training in the United Arab Emirates, McLaughlin returned to the United States with his own string of horses. In 2006, he trained Belmont Stakes winner Jazil as well as Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Invasor who would go on to win the 2007 Dubai World Cup. Other top horses include Henny Hughes, Lear's Princess, It's Tricky, Soldat and Flashy Bull.
Shadwell Stable is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance of Dubai. They have won the Eclipse Award for Owner and have been champion owner in Britain 4 times. Shadwell has 7 stud farms, is very active at the horse sales and maintains more that 300 horses in training. Stable stars include HOY Invasor, Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, Dayjur, Shakis, Sakhee, Lahudood and Nashwan.
Elghayoor is by Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, who just missed a perfect mark in his time on track when finishing fourth in an allowance as a juvenile and third by a half-length in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop as a three-year-old.
Along the way, the Kentucky-bred bay captured the 2003 Vosburgh, 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic and Woodward, and 2005 Metropolitan Handicap, all Grade 1s. He closed out his racing career in the latter event.
Thus far, Ghostzapper has sired such Grade 1 winners as Contested, Stately Victor and Better Lucky.
Elghayoor’s dam is the Gone West mare Hazimah, who was unable to score in six tries while running in England.
Those she was unable to win on track, Hazimah’s half-brother Mujahid did quite well, taking the Group 1 Dewhurst and placing in the Group 1 English Two Thousand Guineas prior to beginning a successful career at stud.
Farther back, this female line features this year’s Grade 1 Donn Handicap hero Graydar and dual Grade 1 scorer Ron the Greek, who just failed to defend his title in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap on March 2, as well as juvenile champion Silent Screen.
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