Edgar Prado

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    Edgar Prado
    record at keeneland
    total wins:124
    stakes wins:37
    First Grade 1 Win:
    1991 Budweiser International at Laurel on Leariva.
    First Stakes Win:
    1988 John R. Macomber at Suffolk Downs on Pappas Swing.
    First Graded Stakes Win:
    1988 Hawthorne Derby (G3) at Hawthorne on Pappas Swing.
    First Career Win:
    June 1, 1986, at Calder on Single Love.
    Born:
    June 12, 1967 in Lima, Peru
    Biography:

    At Keeneland (through Spring 2014):

    • Ranks seventh by career stakes victories (37).
    • Won Toyota Blue Grass (G1) three times – Monba (2008), Peace Rules (2003) and Harlan’s Holiday (2002).
    • Rode Take Charge Lady to win the Spinster (G1) in 2002 and 2003.
    • First Keeneland win came during the 1997 Fall Meet.
    • First Keeneland stakes win was the 2001 Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup (G2) on Alannan.

    Career:

    • Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.
    • Received 2006 Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey.
    • Nearing 6,700 wins and earnings of nearly $250 million in career as of mid-February. Ranks eighth among North American jockeys by wins and is second to Russell Baze among active riders. Is fifth by earnings and is second to John Velazquez among active riders.
    • Led the nation in wins three times: 1997 (536), 1998 (470) and 1999 (402).
    • Triple Crown wins (3): 2006 Kentucky Derby (G1) aboard Barbaro; two-time winner of the Belmont (G1) – 2004 with Birdstone and 2002 with Sarava (paid $142.50 to win).
    • Breeders’ Cup wins (4): 2010 Filly & Mare Turf (G1) on Shared Account; 2006 Distaff (G1) on Round Pond; 2005 Juvenile Fillies (G1) on Folklore; 2005 Sprint (G1) on Silver Train.
    • 2013 earnings were $6,856,905. Scored Grade 1 wins in the Humana Distaff aboard Aubby K and the Donn with Graydar.
    • Honored by The Jockey Club and Race Track Chaplaincy of New York for his good works on Aug. 12, 2013, at Saratoga.
    • 2012 earnings were $4,805,890.
    • 2011 earnings were $5,120,436.
    • Leading rider at Belmont Park five times (most recently fall 2008), at Saratoga three times (2002, 2005 and 2006) and at Aqueduct once.
    • Won 6,000th race of his career on Feb. 10, 2008, at Gulfstream Park; won 5,000th on March 13, 2004, at Gulfstream.
    • Ranked second nationally by money won five times, from 2002-2006.
    • Won 2003 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and both the ESPY and Mike Venezia Awards in 2006.
    • Won 2000 and 2003 NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship.
    • Leading rider in Maryland in 1991-1993, 1996-1997.
    • Won 1994 Young Jockeys World Championship at Nakayama Race Course in Japan.
    • Leading rider in Peru in 1984.
    • With John Feinstein, wrote My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey’s Journey through Love, Triumph and Heartbreak.

    Background:

    Edgar grew up in a large family in Peru with three sisters and eight brothers. His father trained racehorses and two of his brothers are jockeys, including Anibal, who also came to the U.S. and rode. He scored his first victory in Peru aboard Tatin in October 1983 and the following year reigned as the country’s leading rider. He came to the U.S. in 1986 as a contract rider for trainer Manuel Azpurua in Florida and won his first race in the U.S. in June 1986. From there, he moved his tack to New England and then to Maryland. During the 1990s, he dominated the standings at Laurel and Pimlico, winning his first title in 1990 at the summer Pimlico meet. He moved to New York in 1999 to ride for trainer John Kimmel at Saratoga.

 

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