A Tale of Two Jockeys: Comparing and Contrasting the Careers of Ashado and [Other Hall of Fame Horse]
Ashado was an enthralling star She made her mark on the racetrack by a steady track record that was ablaze with excellence. Ashado was purchased by broodmare hopefuls for 9 million dollars. The record price reflected the achievements of her.
Ashado is a daughter of Saint Ballado and Halo was sold as an annual yearling at the Keeneland September 2002 auction for $170,000. The Wolf’s Starlight Stable, Paul Saylor and Johns Martin owned her.
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Ashado was purchased at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale at $170,000. The odds were that it could pay off quickly as she was already winning the first three races she entered. The consistent performance of her earned her the Eclipse Award for champion filly three years old, and the title of the title of champion older filly.
The Breeders’ Cup Distaff was also won by Pletcher that confirmed her status as the top filly in the nation. Pletcher was the winner of the Breeders’ Cup for the first timein her career, and also the first win for Starlight Racing, Paul Saylor, Wolfs and John Martin.
The final sum of her career was the sum of $3,931,440 on her bank account. She was the winner of 12 of 21 races that she competed in and seven of them included Grade 1 races. In 2004 , and 2005, she was named the champion mare for horses of older age. In 2004, and 2005, the National Museum of Racing announced on the 25th of April the 25th of April, 2014, that Ashado and Curlin were selected by a committee as the two horsemen of today to be admitted into the museum’s Hall of Fame.
Ashado was the 20th year’s first horse to receive two consecutive Eclipse Awards as champion filly three years old, and female champion. The consistency of her running was another advantage. Ashado was the winner of twelve races Seven of them were grade 1 stakes.
She has only twice finished less than third and both times she was able to win under dry and wet conditions. Ashado is a stylish and durable racer, is an independent professional for a long time.
The year 2004, she won in 2004 the Kentucky Oaks winner and Coaching Club American Oaks champion. The reputation of her for being”the “queen of distaff racers” was due to her, and she was the favorite for 2005 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
Starlight Stables’ first Kentucky Oaks victory was hers together with Todd Pletcher as their trainer. Ashado also became Todd Pletcher’s first winner of the Breeders’ Cup. As of 2014, Ashado received an induction into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.
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Ashado was ridden under Todd Pletcher and won 12 of the 21 races. Ashado finished in the third place or higher only one time. Ashado won the Kentucky Oaks as well as the Coaching Club American Oaks as Grade 1 winners.
Ashado’s track record was one of consistent excellence which led to her being chosen for the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Aaron as well as Marie Jones, who bred Ashado, have been responsible for many high stakes winners including Invasor, Housebuster and Lure.
Ashado is a daughter of Saint Ballado and the late horse of Taylor Made, was purchased from Wolf’s Starlight Stable, Laurie Jack Wolf as well as Paul Saylor, and Johns Martin Johns Martin for $170,000. Then she was sold by Darley Stud for an unprecedented 9 million dollars at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sales.
She was awarded the Eclipse Award and was the first filly to ever be crowned the winner of the Kentucky Oaks as well as the Breeders Cup Distaff. At the age of two she was awarded three Graded Stakes wins and was awarded the Champion Older Female.
Ashado was taught with Todd Pletcher, Paul Saylor and John Martin for Starlight Stable owners (Laurie Wolf and Jack Wolf), and took home the Kentucky Oaks and Coaching Club American Oaks as well as Fair Grounds Oaks and Cotillion Handicap. Ashado was tough, determined and was able to handle speedy as well as slippery surface. But she was unable to handle sticky conditions.
In 2003, she took her debut Breeders Cup appearance and finished second behind undefeated Halfbridled in Santa Anita Park’s Juvenile Fillies. It was a successful year that culminated with an outstanding nose victory at the grade 2 demoiselle stakes. 1 1/8 miles , at Aqueduct.