Turning over the REINS

Once dominant, U.S.-born jockeys left in the dust by counterparts from Latin American countries

Preakness stakes

Saturday:Pimlico Race Course

Post time : 6:05 p.m.

May 14, 2006|By SANDRA MCKEE | SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER

Edgar Prado is being interviewed in the Gulfstream Park jockeys' lounge in Hallandale Park, Fla. In a room filled with jockeys, his conversation is the only one in English. And even Prado occasionally interrupts himself to speak to someone else in Spanish.

The flow of language would have people reminding themselves that they were in the United States and not South America. It will be the same in the jockeys' room during Saturday's Preakness Day card.

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