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The live camera feeds will be available according to each of the horses' daily schedules, listed below their overview. Live footage will extend as the mares get closer to their expected foaling date.

Foal Countdown:

Ashado

Saint Ballado - Goulash, By Mari's Book

Godolphin

Owner

Frosted

Bred To

02/23/2020

Expected Foal Date

Godolphin (Gainsborough Farm)

Farm

Ashado, still outdoors

Ashado
February 10th, 2020

The staff at Gainsborough Farm shared an update on Ashado, 12 days away from her due date. 

"Ashado is still out in the field 24 hours. She is happy to be outdoors, eating grass. We will plan to bring her into the barn probably next week unless she shows us something sooner. She is a pretty straightforward girl and has shown consistency in her delivery patterns, usually delivering 10-12 days after her predicted foaling date."

All is well for now and we will share updates as she prepares to move indoors.

Ashado on 24 hour coverage and moved to foaling stall

Ashado
February 19th, 2020

Gainsborough Farm sent an update that Ashado has been moved to her stall in the foaling barn and she will occupy that space from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. daily. She is still turned out from 8:00 a.m. - 2 p.m and is on 24-hour camera coverage. She is progressing as expected and will be monitored more closely going forward now that she is in the barn overnight. 

Please continue to watch her over the next couple weeks as her delivery patterns show her foaling 10-12 days following her predicted due date of February 23, 2020. 

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Photo courtesy of Godolphin

Happy birthday, Ashado!

Ashado
February 6th, 2020

Ashado, Hall of Fame member and Eclipse Award winner, celebrated her 19th birthday on February 4th. We send her Foal Patrol birthday wishes!! 
 

Summer with Ashado confirmed desire to work in horse racing industry by Alexa Ravit

Ashado
January 30th, 2020

A first-generation “horse girl,” I became a fan of Thoroughbred racing at age 10 following Funny Cide’s Triple Crown bid in 2003, and in the ensuing years, I became engrossed in the sport. I was fortunate that the formative years of my fandom included the great Ashado. I’ll admit that I had no sense of the magnitude of Ashado’s accomplishments while she was racing. It never crossed my mind that seven grade 1 wins, two Eclipse Awards, and almost $4 million in earnings would put her in racing’s hall of fame one day. I just loved her talent, consistency, and longevity. When she was purchased by Darley for $9 million at the Keeneland November sale, I was not surprised, but I never allowed myself to dream that I would or could ever see her in person.

Fast forward to 2013. As a sophomore at Cornell University, I spent my winter focused on looking for summer internships. One of my letters was written to Darley, and I received the break of a lifetime when I was offered the opportunity to spend the summer of 2013 at Darley’s Gainsborough Farm as a groom trainee. I accepted the offer immediately, but it wasn’t until the summer approached that the possibility of working on the farm where Ashado lived crossed my mind. Darley, now known as Godolphin, owns multiple properties in Kentucky; what are the odds that my first work experience in horse racing would be at the home of one of my childhood heroes?

It turned out that the odds were in my favor. I didn’t work directly with Ashado during my time at Gainsborough, but I was told that I could see her whenever I wanted, and I took advantage. I was nothing short of starstruck the first time I walked into Ashado’s stall. I don’t get nervous around horses, but I was nervous around her. I don’t know how I expected her to behave, but her calm, almost aloof, demeanor enabled me to relax and take in a moment that I never could have imagined when I was 12 years old. For the rest of the summer, I spoiled her and her foal with peppermints and attention every chance I got.

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Photo courtesy of Alexa Ravit

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