Edgar Prado

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado joins elite company with 7,000th career win

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado joins elite company with 7,000th career win

Jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career Tuesday, becoming just the seventh rider to reach that mark.

Prado, 50, a longtime rider on the Maryland circuit, won aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the sixth race at Parx in Bensalem, Pa. He’s set to race Thursday on the opening day of the spring meet at Pimlico Race Course.

"It's a big accomplishment in my career," Prado said in a video posted on America's Best Racing’s Twitter feed. "I'm very thankful, very humbled."

Prado began riding in 1983 in Peru, where he was the leading apprentice before arriving in South Florida. He received his...

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