Edgar Prado “My Guy Barbaro”

May 20th, 2008

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Edgar Prado was born and raised in Peru, but early on knew that he wanted a life in horse racing. Since then, Prado has realized that dream in a spectacular way. He is one of only 16 jockeys to win 6,000 races in the U.S., and he has been selected for induction into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.

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But the highlight of Edgar Prado’s career was winning the 2006 Kentucky Derby, riding the beloved Barbaro. Two weeks later, at the Preakness, was the worst moment of Prado’s career, when Barbaro went down with a broken ankle just seconds after the race started. Prado’s quick thinking saved Barbaro, but only for a few months. Barbaro was euthanized in January 2007. Now Prado has written about his life, his career, and his greatest equine love. His book, co-written with sports journalist John Eisenberg, is called “My Guy Barbaro.”

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