Edgar Prado

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    Edgar Prado
    record at keeneland
    total wins:131
    stakes wins:44
    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 October 2016):

    • Ranks seventh by career stakes victories (44).
    • Won the 2016 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Miss Temple City during the Fall Meet.
    • Won four stakes races during the 2015 Fall Meet: Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) on Runhappy; Sycamore (G3) on Holiday Star; Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) on Kitten’s Point; Pin Oak Valley View (G3) on Tiger Ride.
    • On Oct. 31, 2015, rode champion Runhappy to win the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).
    • In lone mount during 2015 Spring Meet rode Kitten's Point to win the Bewitch (G3).
    • Three wins in Toyota Blue Grass: Harlan's Holiday (2002), Peace Rules (2003), Monba (2008).
    • 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.

    Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass:

    Year

    Horse

    Finish

    2013

    Rydilluc

    4th

    2012

    Gung Ho

    3rd

    2011

    Praetereo

    11th

    2008

    Monba

    Won

    2006

    Strong Contender

    3rd

    2007

    Teuflesberg

    4th

    2005

    Sun King

    4th

    2003

    Peace Rules

    Won

    2002

    Harlan’s Holiday

    Won

    2001

    Songandaprayer

    2nd

     

    Career:

    • Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.
    • Received 2006 Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey.
    • 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 (5): 2005 Juvenile Fillies on Folklore and Sprint on Silver Train; 2006 Distaff on Round Pond; 2010 Filly and Mare Turf on Shared Account; 2015 Sprint on Runhappy.
    • North American career earnings exceed $263 million with 6,939 wins through March 2017. Ranks second by wins (behind Russell Baze) and fifth by earnings among active riders.
    • 2016 earnings were $4,076,304 with 58 wins, including Keeneland’s Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Miss Temple City and the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) on Divisidero. 
    • 2015 earnings of $5,591,623 with 89 wins, including the NYRA.com King’s Bishop (G1) aboard Runhappy.
    • 2014 earnings of $3,916,637 with 98 wins, including the Longines Dixie (G2) at Pimlico on Utley and Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs on Vinceremos.
    • ​Honored by The Jockey Club and Race Track Chaplaincy of New York for his good works on Aug. 12, 2013, at Saratoga.
    • North America's leading rider by wins three times: 1997 (535), 1998 (470) and 1999 (402).
    • Multiple leading rider at Belmont and Saratoga and leading rider at Aqueduct.
    • Won 6,000th race of his career on Feb. 10, 2008, at Gulfstream Park; won 5,000th on March 13, 2004, at Gulfstream.
    • 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.
    • With John Feinstein wrote My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey’s Journey through Love, Triumph and Heartbreak.
    • Leading rider in Peru in 1984.
    • Represents the Eastern region on the Jockeys’ Guild Senate.

    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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