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Sire Saint Ballado
Dam Goulash
Grandsire Halo
Damsire Mari's Book
Gender Filly
Foaled 2001
Country United States
Breeder Aaron & Marie Jones
Owner Jonabell Farm
Trainer Todd Pletcher
Record 21:12-4-3
Earnings $3,931,440
Ashado is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Goulash by Saint Ballado. She was born around 2001 in the United States, and was bred by Aaron & Marie Jones.
Major wins
Spinaway Stakes (2003)
Demoiselle Stakes (2003)
Schuylerville Stakes (2003)
Cotillion Handicap (2004)
Fair Grounds Oaks (2004)
Kentucky Oaks (2004)
Breeders' Cup Distaff (2004)
Coaching Club American Oaks (2004)
Ogden Phipps Handicap (2005)
Go For Wand Handicap (2005)
Beldame Stakes (2005)
U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old filly (2004)
U.S. Champion Older Female Horse (2005)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 22, 2008

Ashado (born February 4, 2001) is American Thoroughbred mare racehorse. Highly successful in racing, she is a two-time Eclipse Award winner. At the end of the 2005 racing season her owner group, which included trainer Todd Pletcher, Paul Saylor, Johns Martin, and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wolf, sold her at the Keeneland Sales November auction for $9 million, a world-record price for a broodmare/broodmare prospect. Ashado was retired to broodmare duty at her new owner's Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

Two-time champion Ashado, who sold for a world record $9 million, produced her first foal, a Storm Cat colt named Star Cat, on March 18, 2007. She is owned by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stables and produced the Kentucky-bred colt for Darley Stud Management. She also has a 2009 Street Cry colt.[1] Star Cat is unraced and has been retired to stud for the 2010 season at Breakway Farm in Dillsboro, Indiana.[2]

Ashado, by Saint Ballado, established a world record price for a broodmare or broodmare prospect when bought for $9 million by John Ferguson Bloodstock for Sheikh Mohammed at the 2005 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Taylor Made Sales Agency consigned as agent.

Ashado's dam, Goulash (by Mari's Book), produced a half-brother to Ashado on March 21, 2007. The colt is by Storm Cat.


Ashado has produced two living foals since 2006.

  • 2007: Star Cat, a Bay Stallion by Storm Cat. Star Cat was retired to stud without racing to Breakway Farm in Dillsboro, Indiana. For the 2010 breeding season, he will stand for $2000.[3]
  • 2008: Miscarriage filly by Giant's Causeway.



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