Keyword: Edgar Prado

  • Kitten's Joy Worth Purring About in Virginia Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy drew away from favored Artie Schiller in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $500,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT) at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

  • Multiplication Refuses to Fold in Mike Lee Stakes

    Multiplication wavered late after being hooked by favorite Friendly Island through torrid front-running fractions of :22 1/5 and :44 1/5, but held on to win the $113,900 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Offlee Wild, defeating Funny Cide in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap.

    Offlee Wild Nips Funny Cide in Mass 'Cap

    Funny Cide gave his all, but he could not hold off the stalking Offlee Wild in a tremendous three-way stretch duel in the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Suffolk Downs.

  • Mambo Slew Slithers to Sands Point Victory

    Jockey Edgar Prado weaved Mambo Slew through traffic along the inside in the stretch to catch favored Lucifer's Stone in the final jumps of the $114,800 Sands Points (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park on Sunday.

  • Belmont Wagering, Attendance Marks Fall

    Records in attendance and handle for Belmont Park and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) were set Saturday as Birdstone upset heavily-favored Smarty Jones in the 136th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) before a crowd of 120,139. The previous attendance record was 103,222 during the Belmont Stakes two years ago.

  • Finalists Named for Venezia Memorial Award

    Patricia Cooksey, Aaron Gryder, Edgar Prado and John Velazquez have been named as the finalists for the 2004 Mike Venezia Memorial Award. The Venezia Award was instituted by the New York Racing Association to honor riders who "exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship." Venezia was killed in a tragic spill at Belmont Park on Oct. 13, 1988.

  • Wando picks up where he left off in '03 with an easy win at Keeneland.

    Wando Begins '04 Campaign With Grass Win

    Wando, Canada's 2003 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown champion, defeated seven turf rivals in his first start as a 4-year-old at Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky on Sunday.

  • Meridiana (7)wins the Orchid Handicap at Gulfstream.

    Meridiana Sneaks Off with Orchid Handicap

    German-bred Meridiana, a disappointment in the United States last year after winning the Italian Oaks (Ity-I) in May, took a big step forward with a front-running victory in the $200,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT) Sunday at 12 furlongs on the Gulfstream Park turf course.

  • Edgar Prado rides Bohemian Lady to the win in the Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Bohemian Lady Romps to Cicada Triumph

    Padua Stable's Bohemian Lady got a much better start than she did in her previous outing and easily disposed of five rival 3-year-old fillies Saturday in the $109,100 Cicada (gr. III) at seven furlongs.

  • Wynn Dot Comma races to the win in the Swale Stakes.

    Wynn Dot Comma Edges Eurosilver in Swale

    Martin L. Cherry's Wynn Dot Comma held off Eurosilver by a head in a frantic finish to Saturday's $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park, giving jockey Edgar Prado his 5,000th career victory.

  • Edgar Prado celebrates his 5,000th career victory after winning the Swale Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream.

    Prado Hits 5,000 Wins on Wynn Dot Comma

    Edgar Prado, Gulfstream Park's jockey champion two years ago and perennially among the local leading riders in recent seasons, rode his 5,000th career victory in Saturday's Swale Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds aboard Wynn Dot Comma.

  • Last Song, with Edgar Prado aboard, wins the Bonnie Miss Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Nafzger Singing Last Song's Praises

    Buckram Oak Farm's Last Song got the trip she needed to defeat odds-on favorite Society Selection by two lengths in Saturday's $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hard Buck, under Edgar Prado in yellow silks, defeats Balto Star in the Gulfstream Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Hard Buck Hits Jackpot at Gulfstream

    Brazilian-bred Hard Buck rallied on the outside to get up in the final two strides, defeating favored Balto Star by a head in the $190,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday.

  • Heat Haze (11), foreground, catches Musical Chimes, background, and goes on to win the Matriarch Stakes.

    Heat Haze Wins in Scorching Matriarch Drive

    With her usual late charge, Juddmonte Farm's Heat Haze gave trainer Bobby Frankel his 25th grade I victory in a scorching finish of the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Willa On the Move the One to Beat in Top Flight

    Trainer Tony Dutrow has gotten into the habit of shipping stakes-quality horses north from his Laurel, Md. base to Aqueduct. Dutrow will be back at it Friday at the Big A, saddling Willa On the Move in the Delta Airlines/Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at a mile.

  • Well Fancied Edges Gander in Empire Classic

    Sanford Goldfarb's and Stewart Hoffman's Well Fancied, the post-time favorite of the New York Showcase Day crowd of 10,214, held off the stubborn 7-year-old Gander to win Saturday's $250,000 Empire Classic for New York breds at 1 1/8 mile.

  • Take Charge Lady defeats You in the Spinster.

    Take Charge Lady Controls You in Spinster

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady overcame a wide trip and had just enough stamina to hold off a never-say-die You in winning Sunday's $500,000 Overbrook Spinster (gr. I) at Keeneland for the second straight year.

  • Perfect Soul impressive in Shadwell win.

    Perfect Soul Earns Breeders' Cup Trip in Shadwell Mile

    Charles E. Fipke's Canadian-based Perfect Soul returned to Keeneland Saturday and showed his affinity for the course, winning the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) by three-quarters of a length over Honor in War, with Touch of the Blues third.

  • Wonder Again (11) emerges from a finish line traffic jam to win the Noble Damsel Handicap Saturday at Belmont.

    Wonder Again Drives to Noble Damsel Win

    John and Joan Phillips' Wonder Again won for the first time in 2003 and ended a five-race losing streak, taking Saturday's $150,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

  • Marylebone Nips Pletcher Mate in Matron

    As Marylebone and Lokoya battled head-and-head in the stretch, the only thing that was certain in Sunday's $200,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park was that trainer Todd Pletcher was going to the winner's circle.

  • Smoke'n Frolic gets back on winning track with victory in Turfway BC.

    Smok'n Frolic Cruises in Turfway BC Stakes

    Dogwood Stable's favored Smok'n Frolic gained command on the final turn and cruised to a 3 1/2-length win in Saturday's $175,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III), ending a five-race losing streak. Cajun Beat was the upset winner of the $00,000 Kentucky cup Sprint (gr. III)

  • Congaree, favored in short field for Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Congaree 4-5 Choice for Kentucky Cup Classic

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree, an earner of more than $2.7 million and winner last out of the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), was installed the 4-5 morning line choice for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park.

  • Well Fancied Repeats in Belmont Fall Opener

    Sanford Goldfarb and Stewart Hoffman's Well Fancied became the first back-to-back winner of the General Douglas MacArtur Handicap, powering to a 5 ½-length victory Friday afternoon in the seven-furlong race for New York breds that opens the 38-day Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet.

  • Prado Paired With Sky Mesa Again

    Jockey Edgar Prado will ride Haskell Invitational runner-up Sky Mesa in the Aug. 23 Travers Stakes. Prado took off Sky Mesa, whom he had ridden in the colt's four previous career starts, to ride Peace Rules to victory in the Haskell.

  • Jockey Edgar Prado, far right, takes Peace Rules down the stretch to win the 2003 Haskell Invitational Handicap Sunday at Monmouth Park.

    Peace Rules Spoils Funny Cide's Return

    Peace Rules, ridden by Edgar Prado, was an easy front-running winner of Sunday's $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, giving owner Edmund Gann and trainer Bobby Frankel a sweep of the nation's weekend grade I stakes.

  • Ashado nears the finish line to win The Schuylerville in a heavy rain at Saratoga.

    Prado Guides Favored Ashado in Schuylerville

    Edgar Prado rode four winners, including Ashado in the $150,000 Schuylerville (gr. II) on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, opening the 135th Saratoga Race Course season with a strong start in his bid to defend his Spa jockey title.

  • Prado Bobblehead Giveaway at Spa July 24

    On Thursday, July 24, the second day of the meet, all fans (with paid admission), will take home an Edgar Prado bobblehead doll in honor of Saratoga's leading jockey from 2002.

  • Strong Hope posted his fourth straight victory in the Dwyer Stakes.

    Strong Hope Spoils Sky Mesa's Dwyer Return

    In the much-anticipated return of Sky Mesa, it was Eugene and Laura Melnyk's rapidly-improving Strong Hope who held on for victory in Sunday's $150,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) by a head over Nacheezmo, with Sky Mesa settling for a non-threatening third.

  • Princess Dixie Holds on to Win Mount Vernon

    James F. Edwards' Princess Dixie controlled the pace with a gate to wire victory in Sunday's $114,300 Mount Vernon Handicap for New York-bred fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

  • Edgar Prado, aboard Sarava after 2002 Belmont victory.

    Prado Wins Second NTRA All-Star Jockey Title

    Edgar Prado turned in a first, second and third-place finish Friday night at Lone Star Park to edge Shane Sellers by a point for the title in the 2003 NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Peace Rules in First Work Since Preakness

    Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, breezed a half mile over Belmont's main track in :48 Friday morning in his first workout since finishing a distant fourth behind Visa Triple Crown hopeful Funny Cide in the May 17 Preakness (gr. I). NYRA clockers caught the colt galloping out five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

  • Dynever Wins Lone Star Derby; Belmont Next

    Lightly-raced Dynever collected his third straight win with an impressive 1 1/2-length victory over graded stakes winner Most Feared in Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Najran, in record-setting victory.

    Najran Shatters Mile Record at Belmont

    Buckram Oak Farm's Najran shattered the one-mile track record at Belmont Park on the opening day card with an impressive victory in the Westchester Handicap (gr. III). His time for the one-turn mile was a blistering 1:32.24.

  • Grey Comet, Hanselina Win NY Stallion Stakes

    Star Track Farms' colt Grey Comet and Peter E. Mariano's filly Hanselina each won a division of Sunday's $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Park.