Stakes Producer Carita Tostada Dead

Carita Tostada, dam/granddam of three graded stakes winners, was euthanized in June because of complications from the infirmities of old age. She was owned by Paul and Andrena Van Doren and kept at their Lexington farm.

Foaled in 1984, Carita Tostada was one of those tough South American-bred mares who raced against males on occasion in her native Chile. Bred by Haras Santa Olga, Carita Tostada won or placed in five group I stakes.

Purchased by the Van Dorens while in Chile, Carita Tostada also enjoyed a stakes-winning career in the United States under the care of trainer Hector Palma in Southern California. She won two stakes and placed in five added-money races, including the Milady (gr. I) and Santa Maria (gr. I) Handicaps. She retired with career totals of nine wins from 41 races and earnings of $337,397.

As a broodmare, Carita Tostada produced eight named foals, six of which are winners, including graded winners Jadada (by Jade Hunter) and Shaconage (by El Prado) and grade I stakes-placed Chile Chatte (by Storm Cat). Shaconage is a broodmare for the Van Dorens. Her yearling colt, Wynono (by Gone West), is consigned to the Keeneland September sale. Chile Chatte is the dam of grade II winner Horse Greeley.

Another of Carita Tostada’s foals, Mutadda, is in training with Tom Amoss. Owned by Andrena Van Doren, he has earned $117,359.

By Nijinsky II’s son Gallantsky, Carita Tostada was produced from the Lead the Way mare Laurea.