The Ladas was an English automobile manufactured in 1906. It was named after the winning horse of the 1894 Derby. James Bowen of Didsbury, Manchester, showed the single cylinder, 7 hp two-seater model at the February 1906 Manchester Motor Show. It was priced at £150 and it is unlikely that many more were made as Bowen sold the business in 1906 to a J.N. Aitken who from then on made Ladas bicycles and motor cycles.
Ladas can be:
- Ladas (automobile), English car built in 1906
- Ladas (horse), winner of the 1894 Epsom Derby
- Ladas, Messenia, a village in Messenia, Greece
- L.A.D.A.S., a locomotive of the Snowdon Mountain Railway that was destroyed in an accident on the railway's opening day
Ladas (1891–1914) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. His career attracted an unusual amount of attention as his owner, Lord Rosebery, became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the height of his success.
In a career that lasted from 1893 to 1894, Ladas ran eleven times and won seven races. He was the leading British two-year-old of 1893, being unbeaten in four starts including the Champagne Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes. In the following year, he won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Derby at Epsom to complete the first two legs of the English Triple Crown. He was beaten by the four-year-old colt Isinglass in his next two starts and failed in his bid for the Triple Crown when beaten in the St Leger at Doncaster.
Ladas was retired to stud at the end of the season, and sired the winners of several important races. He died in 1914.