Edgar Prado
Born:
1967-06-12
Lima
Lima Province, Peru

Currently Residing:
Miami
Florida USA

Height: 5'3''
Weight: 114 lb



His wife is Liliana. They have two sons Edgar Jr. and Luis and a sweet young daughter Patricia. His father was a reputed trainer in Peru while his brother Jorge is a former jockey and now a trainer in Maryland. His another brother Anibal rides at Philadelphia Park.


Notes:
Through Dec. 31, 2006, he was second in the nation in earnings with $19,765,013. He secured 248 wins from 1,302 mounts till Dec. 31, 2006. He was a leading rider in Peru before coming to the United States as a contract rider for trainer Manny Azpurua in Florida in 1986. He is the recipient of 1990 Federico Tesio Achievement Award and won the Young Jockeys World Championship at Japan's Nakayama Race Course in March 1994. Prado led the nation in victories three consecutive years, 1997 (536), 1998 (470) and 1999 (402). His 536 in â97 made him the fourth rider to win 500 races in one year. He came down from Maryland to New York in 1999 to ride for trainer John Kimmel when regular jockey Richard Migliore was seriously injured. He captured his first New York Racing Association riding title at the 2000 Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet with 38 wins. In 2002, he stopped Triple Crown contender War Emblem by winning with Sarava, in the process setting a stakes record for highest win mutuel at $142.50. In 2004, he teamed with Nick Zito trainee Birdstone to end Smarty Jones' hopes for a Triple Crown.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2009 387 54 53 55 -
2008 1211 215 199 153 -
2006 1303 248 218 190 -
2005 1460 299 227 206 -
2004 1445 281 249 204 -
2002 1527 289 246 218 -

Facts
Important Races Win: â  Major Racing Wins  Kentucky Derby (2006)  Belmont Stakes (2002, 2004)  Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2005)  Breeders' Cup Sprint (2005)  Washington, D.C. International (1991)  Ladies Handicap (1992)  Laurel Futurity (1994, 1998)  Saratoga Special Stakes (1999, 2006)  Woodward Stakes (2000)  Brooklyn Handicap (2000, 2002)  Suburban Handicap (2000, 2005)  Frizette Stakes (2001)  Jamaica Handicap (2001)  Turf Classic Invitational Handicap (2001, 2002)  Blue Grass Stakes (2002, 2003)  Florida Derby (2002, 2006, 2007)  Belmont Futurity Stakes (2002)  Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap (2002)  Hopeful Stakes (2002)  Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (2002)  Pennsylvania Derby (2002)  Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (2002, 2003)  Acorn Stakes (2003)  Haskell Invitational Handicap (2003)  Kentucky Oaks (2003)  Matron Stakes (2003, 2004, 2005)  Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (2003)  Santa Anita Handicap (2003)  Sunshine Millions Dash (2003)  Clark Handicap (2004)  Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (2004, 2005)  Man O' War Stakes (2004, 2006)  Travers Stakes (2004)  United Nations Handicap (2004)  Ashland Stakes (2005)  Coaching Club American Oaks (2005, 2006)  Jerome Handicap (2005)  Mother Goose Stakes (2005)  Dwyer Stakes (2006)  Belmont Lexington Stakes (2006)  Manhattan Handicap (2006)  Matriarch Stakes (2006)  Metropolitan Handicap (2006)  Vagrancy Handicap (2006)  San Carlos Handicap (2007)  Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2007)  American Oaks (2007)
Honours: - United States Racing Hall of Fame (2008)
Racing Awards: - George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2003) Mike Venezia Memorial Award (2006) Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (2006)
Significant Horses: - Lemon Drop Kid, Saint Liam, Funny Cide, Peace Rules, Birdstone, Silver Train, Lost in the Fog, Barbaro, Scat Daddy