Hall of Famer Ashado: “She’s going to get them all this year.”

 

 

Ashado and Edgar Prado winning the 2003 Spinaway for Starlight Racing. Photo credit NYRA/Adam Coglianese

Ashado and Edgar Prado winning the 2003 Spinaway for Starlight Racing. Photo credit NYRA/Adam Coglianese

She made hometown heroes of her owners and trainer. A two-time champion, she set a record when she sold as a broodmare in 2005, the object of a bidding war between two international powerhouses. When she didn’t have her game face on, she was as mild-mannered as a pony. 

If, like human parents, equine parents hope that their children will accomplish more than they did, then Ashado made her sire’s and dam’s dreams come true. Though both sides of her pedigree were successful racehorses, Ashado made more in her worst year on the track than the lifetime earnings of her parents combined.

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