Ashado is a 22 year old mare that was born in 2001 and raced from 2003 to 2005. She was sired by Saint Ballado out of the Mari's Book mare Goulash. She was trained by Todd A. Pletcher and raced for Starlight Racing, and was bred in Kentucky, United States by Marie D. Jones, Aaron U Jones. Ashado has raced at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds Race Course, Keeneland, Lone Star Park, Santa Anita Park, Saratoga with wins at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds Race Course, Lone Star Park, Saratoga. Her stakes wins include wins in the 2005 Beldame (G1), 2005 Ogden Phipps (G1), 2004 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), 2004 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), 2004 Kentucky Oaks (G1), 2004 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), 2003 Spinaway (G1), and the 2003 Schuylerville (G2).