Edgar Prado

Birth Date: Monday, June 12, 1967
Birth Place: Lima, Peru

2012-13 Gulfstream Record
Mounts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
396 49 43 43 $669,823
Career: The Hall of Fame jockey enjoyed a productive winter at Gulfstream, winning at a 16-percent clip while winning the Donn Handicap (G1) with Graydar, the Palm Beach (G3) with Rydilluc, The Very One (G3) with Starformer and the Herecomesthebride with Kitten's Point. Prado also won the New York Stakes (G2) with Starformer and the Humana Distaff (G1) with Aubby K.  
 
During the 2011-12 Gulfstream meeting, Prado scored at a 14-percent rate to rank ninth in earnings and 10th in wins. He rode Howe Great for a victory in the Kitten’s Joy Stakes.
 
He won riding titles at Gulfstream in 2002 and 2005. 
 
He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2008.
 
He won the Eclipse Award in 2006 after riding star-crossed Florida Derby (G1) winner Barbaro for a victory in the Kentucky Derby. His mounts, including Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Round Pond, earned more than $19 million that year.
 
Prado also scored in the Florida Derby aboard Harlan’s Holiday (2002) and Scat Daddy (2007).
 
He captured his 5,000th career win at Gulfstream in 2004 in the Swale Stakes aboard Wynn Dot Comma and his 6000th on Sumphin during the 2009 meeting .
 
He has scored big upset victories in the Belmont Stakes aboard Birdstone, who denied Smarty Jones a Triple Crown sweep in 2004. and Sarava, who paid a record $142.50 in 2002. 
 
Prado led the nation in wins three straight years (1997-99) while riding primarily in Maryland, and became the only rider ever to win 400 races in three consecutive years. He also topped Saratoga standings in 2002.
 
Other: He took out his license in native Peru in 1983 and became leading apprentice there before coming to the U.S. in 1986 as contract rider for trainer Manuel Azpurua.