Edgar Prado
Jockey Bios

Edgar Prado

Born: June 12, 1967 in Lima, Peru

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 131

Stakes Wins: 44

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 1991 Budweiser International at Laurel on Leariva

First Stakes Win: 1988 John R. Macomber at Suffolk Downs on Pappas Swing

First Graded Stakes Win: 1988 Hawthorne Derby (G3) at Hawthorne on Pappas Swing

First Career Win: June 1, 1986, at Calder on Single Love

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass


Year

Horse

Finish

2013

Rydilluc

4th

2012

Gung Ho

3rd

2011

Praetereo

11th

2008

Monba

Won

2006

Strong Contender

3rd

2007

Teuflesberg

4th

2005

Sun King

4th

2003

Peace Rules

Won

2002

Harlan’s Holiday

Won

2001

Songandaprayer

2nd

At Keeneland


Ranks seventh by career stakes victories (44).

Won the 2016 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Miss Temple City during the Fall Meet.

Won four stakes races during the 2015 Fall Meet: Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) on Runhappy; Sycamore (G3) on Holiday Star; Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) on Kitten’s Point; Pin Oak Valley View (G3) on Tiger Ride.

On Oct. 31, 2015, rode champion Runhappy to win the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

In lone mount during 2015 Spring Meet rode Kitten's Point to win the Bewitch (G3).

Three wins in Toyota Blue Grass: Harlan's Holiday (2002), Peace Rules (2003), Monba (2008).

Rode Take Charge Lady to win the Spinster (G1) in 2002 and 2003.

First Keeneland win came during the 1997 Fall Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 2001 Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup (G2) on Alannan.

Career


Inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2008.

Received 2006 Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey.

Triple Crown wins (3): 2006 Kentucky Derby (G1) aboard Barbaro; two-time winner of the Belmont (G1) – 2004 with Birdstone and 2002 with Sarava (paid $142.50 to win).

Breeders’ Cup wins (5): 2005 Juvenile Fillies on Folklore and Sprint on Silver Train; 2006 Distaff on Round Pond; 2010 Filly and Mare Turf on Shared Account; 2015 Sprint on Runhappy.

North American career earnings exceed $265 million with 6,987 wins through January 30, 2018. Among active riders, he is first by wins and fifth by earnings.

2017 earnings were $2,881,297 with 54 wins, including the Red Smith (G3) with Spring Quality and Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3) with Miss Temple City.

2016 earnings were $4,076,304 with 58 wins, including the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Miss Temple City and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) on Divisidero. 

2015 earnings of $5,591,623 with 89 wins, including the NYRA.com King’s Bishop (G1) aboard Runhappy.

Background


Edgar grew up in a large family in Peru with three sisters and eight brothers. His father trained racehorses and two of his brothers are jockeys, including Anibal, who also came to the U.S. and rode. He scored his first victory in Peru aboard Tatin in October 1983 and the following year reigned as the country’s leading rider. He came to the U.S. in 1986 as a contract rider for trainer Manuel Azpurua in Florida and won his first race in the U.S. in June 1986. From there, he moved his tack to New England and then to Maryland. During the 1990s, he dominated the standings at Laurel and Pimlico, winning his first title in 1990 at the summer Pimlico meet. He moved to New York in 1999 to ride for trainer John Kimmel at Saratoga.