Kiaran McLaughlin

Birth Date: Tuesday, November 15, 1960
Birth Place: Lexington, Ky

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
66 12 8 3 $430,783
Career:  McLaughlin’s most memorable moment at Gulfstream came in 2007 with 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, who captured the Donn Handicap (G1) before winning the Dubai World Cup.
 
His best success in the 2013 racing season came at Saratoga, where he finished third in purses-won and saddled Alpha for a victory in the Woodward (G1).
 
He finished second at the 2012 Saratoga meeting in earnings, amassing more than $2 million in purses from only 49 starters. During the Saratoga meeting, he scored Grade 1 victories with Alpha (Travers), Questing (Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama) and Emcee (Forego). 
 
During the 2011-12 Gulfstream meeting, during which he scored stakes victories in the The Very One (G3) with Here to Win and at Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint with Private Jet.
 
He saddled Lahudood for a win in the 2007 Filly & Mare Turf that locked up an Eclipse Award as the nation’s top distaff turf horse. 
 
He notched his first victory in a Triple Crown race with Jazil in the 2006 Belmont Stakes. 
 
McLaughlin started out as an assistant to D. Wayne Lukas then moved to Dubai as a semi-private trainer for the Maktoum family. While there, he was the leading trainer at Nad al Sheba Race Course on three occasions.
 
Other: He worked for his future father-in-law, John Hennig, prior to his apprenticeship with Lukas. 
 
While with Lukas he oversaw top horses such as champion Open Mind, Badger Land, Dynaformer and Salt Lake. In 1992, he was agent for the late jockey Chris Antley. 
 
He suffers from multiple sclerosis, taking medication daily to control the disease. 
 
Kiaran’s brother Neal is a top assistant.