Now a resident of Hollywood, Florida, in 2004 Prado became the 19th jockey in Thoroughbred racing history to win 5,000 races..
His racing accomplishments include victories in the 2002 and 2004 Belmont Stakes, in each case aboard a longshot depriving a favorite of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. In 2002 Prado won the Belmont aboard Sarava, who is the longest shot to ever win the Belmont Stakes in its history at odds of 70.25-to-1. In 2004 Prado rode Birdstone to victory in the Belmont, denying heavy favorite Smarty Jones the Triple Crown. Prado and Birdstone then went on to win the prestigious Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York in August of 2004.
Edgar Prado had not won a Breeders Cup race until 2005 when he won two, riding "Folklore" to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and "Silver Train" in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
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