Edgar Prado

Edgar Prado

Rick Samuels

Prado Injured in Training Mishap, Out 30 Days

Racing Hall of Fame jockey was to ride Vinceremos in Toyota Blue Grass April 12.

Racing Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was injured in a training accident at Keeneland the morning of April 10 and will be out of action for at least 30 days.

"He is doing fine this morning," said Prado's agent, Bob Klesaris, the morning after the incident. "He has a hairline fracture of the C-7, which is at the base of his neck. The horse he was on hit him in the face with his head and Edgar was knocked out when he fell."

Prado, a three-time winner of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), was scheduled to ride Vinceremos in the $750,000 race April 12. Julien Leparoux will replace Prado on Vinceremos in the Blue Grass.

In the same incident, jockey Jose Lezcano bruised his shoulder. The two riders were breezing horses for trainer Brian Lynch.

"He is sore and will be off all of his mounts (Friday), but plans to ride Saturday and Sunday," Keeneland clerk of scales Javier Torres said of Lezcano.

Lezcano was named to ride Alakazan Alakazan in the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT). Corey Lanerie will replace him.