Uruguayan Triple Crown Winner Bought by Shadwell

Unbeaten Uruguayan Triple Crown winner Invasor has been purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell and will be sent to the United States, according to a report in South America.

The son of Candy Stripes is to be shipped to Miami next week for a quarantine period.

A Uruguyuan Web site report said the purchase price was about $1.4 million. It also said the colt may be campaigned in Dubai.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he is unsure if he will be training Invasor but he has seen a DVD containing his races and spoken with Shadwell Farm manager Rick Nichols about the colt.

Bred in Argentina by Clausan, Invasor is out of the Interprete mare Quendom. He won his only start at two and all four of his starts this year including the races that comprise the Uruguayan Triple Crown -- the Gran Premio Polla de Potrillos (Uruguayan Two Thousand Guineas, URU-I), Gran Premio Jockey Club (Uru-I), and Gran Premio Nacional-Copa Uruguay Natural (Uruguayan Derby, URU-I).

Invasor was owned by Juan Luis Vio Bado and Pablo Hernandez Trucido and trained by Anibal San Martin. He was ridden in all five of his races by Gustavo Duarte.

His sire, Candy Stripes, is a son of Blushing Groom who stood in the U.S. before being sent to Argentina in 2001. He has become a top sire there, with 57 stakes winners to his credit. Besides Invasor, he is the sire in 2005 of Argentine group I winner Cursora and Uruguayan group I winner Equipado. Also, Candy Stripes is the sire of grade I winner Leroidesanimaux, a leading contender for the Eclipse Award for turf males.