Updated: Edgar Prado Gets Win No. 7,057, Tying Angel Cordero As Eighth All-Time By Races Won

by | 03.25.2020 | 8:22pm
Hall of Fame rider Edgar Prado

Edgar Prado moved into a tie with fellow Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. as Thoroughbred racing's eighth leading riders in the all-time races-won standings Wednesday, scoring his 7,057th career victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Prado won aboard Cory Gal ($5) in front-running fashion in Race 4.

“It's an honor to reach that goal and tie Angel Cordero,” Prado said. “Hopefully, I'll go by him one of these days, but it's an honor.”

Prado, who rode as an apprentice in his native Peru, began riding in the U.S. in 1986. He notched his first win aboard Single Love at Calder on June 1, 1986. The 53-year-old jockey, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008, has amassed countless highlights during his illustrious career, including a Kentucky Derby (G1) win aboard Barbaro in 2006, when he was honored with an Eclipse Award as North America's outstanding jockey, and Belmont Stakes (G1) wins aboard Birdstone (2004) and Sarava (2002), as well as five Breeder's Cup victories.

Prado's mounts have earned nearly $270 million in purses.

Editor's note: The Blood-Horse's Byron King tweeted Thursday morning that one of Prado's victories was later found not to count, as his mount in a 2015 race at Keeneland was disqualified for a post-race overage. 

Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram