Prado luck holds at Gulfstream after another mount tosses him

March 11, 2000|By Tom Keyser

HALLANDALE, Fla. -- For the second time in eight days, Edgar Prado, the former Maryland jockey, was carted off the Gulfstream track on a stretcher.

In the eighth race yesterday, his mount, Sliver Of Silver, swerved suddenly at the head of the stretch, dumping Prado into the path of Twilight Mirage, ridden by Mike Smith. Twilight Mirage ran over the fallen rider.

Prado was taken to a hospital and released after X-rays revealed no broken bones. His agent, Steve Rushing, said the jockey was sore and bruised. He said he didn't know whether his client would ride today.

Prado was thrown to the ground last week when his mount suffered an injury. Despite being removed on a stretcher, he was not seriously injured.

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