Invasor (ARG)

Described as a “once in a lifetime” horse by trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Invasor defined himself as an elite thoroughbred by winning in three countries, at seven tracks, and in some of the world’s most prestigious races.

Invasor, Fernando Jara up (NYRA)
Inducted

2013

Foaled

2002

Sire

Candy Stripes

Dam

Quendom

Damsire

Interprete

Breeder

Haras Clausan

Owner

Stud 3 de Enero
Shadwell Stable

Trainer

Anibal San Martin
Kiaran P. McLaughlin

Career

2005-2007

Earnings

$7,804,070

Racing Record

12

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
2005 5 5 0 0 $114070 $114,070
2006 5 4 0 0 $3790000 $3,790,000
2007 2 2 0 0 $3900000 $3,900,000

Biography

Described as a “once in a lifetime” horse by trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Invasor defined himself as an elite thoroughbred by winning in three countries, at seven tracks, and in some of the world’s most prestigious races.

Bred in Argentina by Haras Clausan, Invasor was a bay son of Candy Stripes out of the Interprete mare Quendom. After breaking his maiden in his career debut in Uruguay as a 3-year-old in February of 2005, Invasor went on to win the Uruguayan Triple Crown that year, capturing the Polla de Potrillos, Gran Premio Jockey Club, and the Gran Premio Nacional, all Group 1 events. Trained as a 3-year-old by Anibal San Martin, Invasor won all five of his starts in 2005 and was named Horse of the Year in Uruguay.

After winning the Uruguayan Triple Crown, Invasor was sold for $1.4 million to Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum to run for Shadwell Stable. Kiaran McLaughlin was assigned as Invasor's new trainer. 

As a 4-year-old, Invasor won the Eclipse Awards for Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male thanks to Grade 1 victories in the Pimlico Special, Suburban Handicap, Whitney Handicap, and Breeders’ Cup Classic. In the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Invasor defeated the favored Bernardini, winner of that year’s Preakness and Travers, as well as standout Lava Man and European champion George Washington.

Invasor made two starts as a 5-year-old in 2007, winning the Donn Handicap before concluding his career with a victory in the Dubai World Cup. Invasor’s time of 1:59.97 for the 1¼ miles at Nad Al Sheba was the second-fastest in the race’s history behind only Dubai Millennium’s clocking of 1:59.50 in 2000.

With a record of 11-0-0 from 12 starts and earnings of $7,804,070, Invasor was retired in June of 2007. Nine of his 11 victories were in Group/Grade 1 races.

Achievements

Eclipse Award Horse of the Year — 2006
Eclipse Award Champion Older Male — 2006

Breeders' Cup Highlights

Won the Classic — 2006

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