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Jockey Of The Week: Prado Eighth All-Time To Reach 7,000 Victories

After becoming the eighth North American Jockey to win 7,000 races, voters named Hall of Famer Edgar Prado the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 14 – 20, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Prado Named Honorary Postmaster At Thursday’s Alibi Breakfast

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado served as Honorary Postmaster during the annual Alibi Breakfast Thursday morning inside the Terrace Dining Room at legendary Pimlico Race Course, where he was also recognized for reaching a historic milestone this week. Prado, who turns 51 June 12, became just the eighth rider in Thoroughbred history to win […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came […]

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Pimlico Special: Something Awesome ‘Improving Every Time He’s Running’

Stronach Stables’ multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Something Awesome breezed six furlongs Saturday morning at Laurel Park in his final tune-up for the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 1 3/16-mile Pimlico Special is the richest of seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 million in purses on a 14-race program highlighted by the […]

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Prado Named Honorary Postmaster For Preakness 143

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 143. Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with 7,000 wins, will be recognized Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico […]

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Edgar Prado Can Secure 7,000 Victories As Laurel Park Meet Winds Down

Edgar Prado was still a teenager when he first came to the United States, unable to speak English but with an undeniable talent to ride racehorses. More than three decades later, as he approaches his 51st birthday in mid-June, the soft-spoken Peruvian is closing in on a rare milestone that speaks to both his ability […]

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Charles Town Classic Winner Something Awesome Aims For Pimlico Special

Stronach Stables’ homebred Something Awesome, who became a millionaire with his hard-fought victory in Saturday’s $1 million Charles Town Classic (G2), will make his next start in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 48th running of the historic Pimlico Special will take place Friday, May 19 as part of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Day program […]

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Something Awesome Digs Deep For Charles Town Classic Triumph

Stronach Stables’ homebred Something Awesome dug in late to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic by a head over War Story, earning the second graded stakes victory of his career. The 7-year-old son of Awesome Again, ridden by Edgar Prado for trainer Jose Corrales, covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in […]

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Ageless Ouzts Rides His 50,000th Career Mount Saturday At Turfway Park

Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has […]

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Spring Quality Edges Call Provision In Red Smith

Augustin Stable’s Spring Quality thrived in the longest race of his career, edging Call Provision in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Under Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, Spring Quality stayed just off 49-1 shot Memories of Peter’s early speed, going a […]

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