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Prado may be sitting on a live longshot in the Belmont

As Tim Wilkin, staff writer for the Times Union, astutely points out, Prado has two wins in the Belmont, with 70-1 Sarava in 2002 and the 36-1 Birdstone in 2004. Birdstone ended the Triple Crown run of Smarty Jones. “It was hard to believe that it was going to be me that won that race,” […]

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Calvin leads list of jocks without Derby mounts

One of the results of a wild road to the Kentucky Derby has been several of America’s top jockeys currently without mounts. This list includes Calvin Borel who has won three of the last four Kentucky Derby and top jocks Kent Desormeaux, Mike Smith, Edgar Prado, Ramon Dominguez and Garrett Gomez.

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Agent Sellitto to represent jockey Prado

According to Claire Novak in her piece at the Blood-Horse, jockey agent Mike Sellitto has taken the book of Edgar Prado in New York and will represent the rider while simultaneously managing Kent Desormeaux’s book at the upcoming Keeneland meet. “We’ve been friends for a long time, he’s a Hall of Fame jockey, and he […]

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Smart Bid wins blanket finish in Muniz Handicap

Smart Bid won a three-horse photo finish to capture the Grade 2, $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds Saturday. Under Edgar Prado, Smart Bid fought gamely to the wire as he, Expansion and Moryba battled in deep stretch.  At 3-1, Smart Bid got up over 13-1 Expansion and race favorite Moryba […]

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Prado and Espinoza share jockey championship

Top US jockeys Edgar Prado and Victor Espinoza shared the fifth annual Robalca International Jockeys’ Championship Cup in Lima Peru. Each scored 18 points for the competition.

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Jockey Castro involved in Aqueduct spill, released from Jamaica Hospital

Press Release Jockey Eddie Castro, who fell from his horse in the eighth race at Aqueduct Racetrack on Wednesday, was released from Jamaica Hospital Wednesday evening after X-rays and tests revealed no fractures or major injuries.  Jockey Edgar Prado, also involved in the spill, took off his final mount of the day at Aqueduct in […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

On Saturday, Gulfstream Park will host its signature day of the winter/spring meet by presenting five graded stakes on the 12-race program, highlighted by the Grade 1 Florida Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Rule heads up a field of 11 in the Florida Derby. The son of Roman Ruler brings a 4-race win streak into […]

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HALL OF ZERO

By Ray Paulick Last Monday was the National Museum of Racing’s big day, when induction ceremonies were held for the newest members of the racing Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees included trainer Carl Nafzger, jockey Edgar Prado, and a full complement of horses. A number of previous Hall of Fame inductees […]

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