(2020 Kentucky Derby / Coady Photography)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

The following is a statement from Churchill Downs Racetrack President Mike Anderson on the passing of prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder SheikhHamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, who has died at the age of 75.

“Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum’s lifelong passion to compete at the highest level on an international stage was epitomized by Invasor, who won the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs to clinch Horse of the Year honors. His legacy and famed royal blue and white-striped silks will be fondly remembered by Thoroughbred racing and breeding fans around the world. On behalf of the entire Churchill Downs family, we extend our deepest sympathies to Sheikh Hamdan’s family and friends and the entire Shadwell Stable team.”

– Churchill Downs Racetrack President Mike Anderson.