Race For Education's 2011 Ashado Scholarship Recipient Announced
Monday, May 02, 2011
$24,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded to Alicja Woronowicz of Escondido, Calif. Woronowicz, a high school senior from Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif., was chosen as the 2011 Ashado Scholarship recipient from over 28 other female U.S. applicants. This scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding female applicant from the Race For Education’s Thoroughbred Scholarship pool. A check presentation will take place honoring Woronowicz on Saturday, June 4th at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The third race will officially be named after The Race For Education to highlight the organization’s good works and honor Woronowicz’s achievement.
The Ashado Scholarship is available to undergraduate students from any background wishing to pursue a career in pre-veterinary medicine (equine practice only), equine science, racetrack management, equine business management or pasture management as it pertains to horse farms, and other related fields. (Riding certification programs are not eligible.)
The Ashado Scholarship is named in honor of the two-time Eclipse Award winning race horse and sponsored by the owners that raced her, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wolf and Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Lucarelli of Starlight Racing.
Ashado (born February 4, 2001) is an American Thoroughbred mare racehorse. Highly successful in racing, she is a two-time Eclipse Award
winner. At the end of the 2005 racing season her owner group, which included trainer Todd Pletcher
, Paul Saylor, Johns Martin, and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wolf, sold her at the Keeneland Sales
November auction for $9 million, a world-record price for a broodmare/broodmare prospect. Ashado was retired to broodmare duty at her new owner's Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky
The Race for Education provides educational programs and college scholarships to young people in the equine and agriculture industries with significant financial need. The majority of their students come from high need, low income backgrounds. The Race for Education not only offers financial support for these students, but also mentoring, tutoring, and partnership support to ensure students are receiving the support and educational skills they need to be successful. A Youth Outreach program was also established by The Race for Education in 2009 in New York and will be expanded to include two Central Kentucky locations for the 2011 – 2012 school year.