May 20, 2013
New York USA
His family consists of wife, Letty son, Ryan daughter, Erin and brother Neal McLaughlin.
Kiaran McLaughlin got interest in horseracin g from his friend Greg, who was son of the famous Thoroughbr ed farm operator Greg Burchell. Before beginning his tour with Lukas in 1985, McLaughlin spent two years for Burchell followed by eight months and a year with Hennig, Casse, Kassen and Muckler. He assisted trainers James Burchell, John Hennig, Mark Casse, Dave Kassen and Tim Muckler before joining the D. Wayne Lukas stable in January 1985. To become the agent for jockey Chris Antley, Lukas left the job Thoroughbr ed farming in February 1992. In 1993 he became the trainer for Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum in Dubai to clinch three training titles at Nad Al Sheba Race Course in Dubai 199 4-95, 1995-96 and 2002-03. His Dumaani brought him titles from Keio Hai Spring Cup, Keeneland Breeders Cup in 1995 and 1996. Returning to the United States, McLaughlin opened a public stable in New York with 18 horses. Some of his major clients include Sheikh Hamdan s Shadwell Farm, Sheikh Mohammed s Darley Stud, West Point Thoroughbr eds and Sheila and Fred Mead.
|• Kiaran McLaughlin registered his first win in the US grade 1 stakes in 2003 with experienced Lunar Sovereign riding the Man o War at Belmont Park.|
|• His Closing Argument finished second in 2005 Holy Bull Stakes in the Kentucky Derby.|
|• Some of his graded stakes winners include Intidab, Trademark, Volga, Randaroo, Seattle Fitz, Bending Strings, Eye of the Tiger, Mustanfar, Millennium Dragon, Binya, Roar Emotion, Thunder Touch and Dynamite Lass.|
|• Mclaughlin was named Trainer of 2006 Horse of the Year and Champion Invasor.|
|• Kiaran Mclaughlin was the leading trainer at Nad Al Sheba thrice. He became the leading trainer in 1994-95, 1995-96 and 2002-2003.|