Saint Ballado - Goulash, By Mari's Book
Ashado, Hall of Fame member and a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was bred in Kentucky by Aaron and Marie Jones and trained by Todd Pletcher. Campaigned by Starlight Racing in partnership with Johns Martin and Paul Saylor, Ashado raced from 2003 through 2005, when she won 12 of 21 starts and earned more than $3.9 million.
A dark bay daughter of Saint Ballado out of the Mari’s Book mare Goulash, Ashado won the Eclipse Award for Champion 3-Year-Old Filly in 2004. That year, she won the Kentucky Oaks, Coaching Club American Oaks, Fair Grounds Oaks, Cotillion Handicap, and Breeders’ Cup Distaff. As a 4-year-old, Ashado won the Eclipse Award for Champion Older Mare. Her wins in 2005 included the Ogden Phipps Handicap, Go for Wand Handicap, and Beldame Stakes. Ashado also won three graded stakes as a 2-year-old, the Schuylerville, Spinaway, and Demoiselle.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014, Ashado was sold at the 2005 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale to Darley Stud, John Ferguson agent, for $9 million, a world record at the time for a broodmare prospect. She resides Godolphin’s Gainsborough Farm near Versailles, KY. Ashado is in foal to Frosted with an expected foaling date of Feb. 23, 2020.
About the Owner
Godolphin is a global thoroughbred horseracing and breeding organization with divisions in the United States, England, Ireland, Japan and Australia. A multiple Eclipse Award-winning owner, Godolphin has won seven Breeders’ Cup events and finished second or third in 17 other Breeders’ Cup races. In addition to Frosted, Godolphin’s top horses in North America have included G1 winners Street Cry, Tempera, Questing, It's Tricky, Alpha, Wedding Toast, Better Lucky, Emcee, Dance Card, Dickinson, Girolamo and Maxfield.
Gainsborough Farm in Kentucky was purchased in 1984 and grew over the next 20 years. It currently sits on just over 1,500 acres, now home to a large number of Godolphin mares and foals.