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By Kent Baker | October 24, 1998
Jockey Edgar Prado came within one winner of the Laurel Park record with six on yesterday's 10-race card.Prado scored with Catch as Catch Can ($2.80) in the first, Forlabid ($8.40) in the third, Red Mischief ($3) in the sixth, Mispillion ($5.80) in the seventh, Cry of the Loon ($16) in the eighth and Musical Paces ($3.60) in the 10th.The single-day Laurel record is held by Chuck Baltazar, who had seven straight on Dec. 15, 1969.Prado was an easy winner of the Colonial Downs riding title when that meeting concluded earlier this month.
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By DAVE ROSENTHAL | April 26, 2009
The recent CityLit Festival was a reminder of the great literary talent in Baltimore. Reporters and editors connected to The Baltimore Sun alone could fill a nice-sized bookstore with their works. Don't believe me? Here's a quiz about authors who have links to the newspaper: How many of them can you name? Send me an e-mail with your answers or leave a comment on Read Street. One lucky entrant will win a book noted here. (Answers will appear here next week.) * This former police reporter, best known for creating a television series about life in Baltimore, started his post-Sun career with a book about city detectives.
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June 29, 1991
Arugula furnished jockey Rick Wilson with his 2,990th victory in the $23,000 Oh Say Purse yesterday at Pimlico Race Course.The 6-year-old horse rallied down the center of the track to edge Catillating by one length in 1 minute, 10 3/5 seconds for six furlongs.Leading jockey Edgar Prado was unseated from his mount, Dontcloseyoureyes, at the start and was released from the track's first-aid station after examination.* Samuel H. Rogers Jr.'s Grab the Green, one of six turf winners at Pimlico this spring for trainer Barclay Tagg, will shoot for her first stakes victory today in the 19th running of the $57,600 Hilltop Stakes.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | June 5, 2008
ELMONT, N.Y. -- As Big Brown points toward making history Saturday, the biggest road block he might face is jockey Edgar Prado, a mild-mannered man who is recognized as racing's Triple Crown spoiler. Prado just happens to be riding Casino Drive, the horse most handicappers believe has the best chance of ending Big Brown's Triple Crown chances in the Belmont Stakes. And Prado, who dominated the Maryland circuit in the 1990s and won his first Kentucky Derby in 2006 aboard the ill-fated Barbaro, has already ended the Triple Crown drives of two other thoroughbreds in the past six years.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 11, 1998
NEW KENT, Va. -- Charle's Quest stormed past Mercedes Son in deep stretch, then caught front-running Chilito at the wire to win the $25,000 first-race feature yesterday at Colonial Downs.Charle's Quest, a 5-year-old gelding with Mark Johnston aboard, was last in the six-horse field at the top of the stretch, but angled out between foes in mid-stretch, eased by Mercedes Son and edged Chilito by a neck in a photo finish.The victory was the first in five starts this year for Charle's Quest, who ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1: 47 4/5 and paid $10.80, $3 and $2.60.
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By Tom Keyser | December 20, 1997
Three weeks after winning his 500th race this year, jockey Edgar Prado is on the verge of another milestone: the 3,000th win of his career.Yesterday, Prado rode three winners at Laurel Park, leaving him one short of 3,000. Today, the 30-year-old jockey is scheduled to ride in nine of Laurel Park's 10 races -- all but the first race.Post time for the first is 12: 15 p.m. Prado's pursuit of 3,000 will commence in the second.After winning yesterday's third, fourth and seventh races for victories 2,997, 2,998 and 2,999, Prado had chances in the eighth and ninth for 3,000.
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By DAVE ROSENTHAL | April 26, 2009
The recent CityLit Festival was a reminder of the great literary talent in Baltimore. Reporters and editors connected to The Baltimore Sun alone could fill a nice-sized bookstore with their works. Don't believe me? Here's a quiz about authors who have links to the newspaper: How many of them can you name? Send me an e-mail with your answers or leave a comment on Read Street. One lucky entrant will win a book noted here. (Answers will appear here next week.) * This former police reporter, best known for creating a television series about life in Baltimore, started his post-Sun career with a book about city detectives.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1996
Flitch turned the tables on Glenbarra yesterday at Laurel Park, winning the $112,450 Fort McHenry Handicap, a 1 1/4 -mile race on turf.In their meeting on Pimlico's grass May 25 in the 1 1/2 -mile Riggs Handicap, Glenbarra, a 6-year-old gelding trained by Michael J. Moran, dominated the odds-on favorite Flitch, winning by 2 1/4 lengths. Flitch finished second.But yesterday, Flitch, a 3-1 New York invader and 4-year-old son of Demons Begone, overtook the early leaders in the stretch and won by 1 3/4 lengths over the 9-1 Islefaxyou, who claimed second, and the 24-1 Rebuff, an 11-year-old who closed strongly for third.
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By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 27, 1997
Jockey Edgar Prado, who leads the nation in races won, prevailed in yesterday's $50,000 Lady Baltimore Stakes going down the backstretch.He had Palliser Bay in front despite running the opening three-quarters of a mile in 1 minute, 16 2/5 seconds, slow for stakes runners. With plenty in reserve, Prado was able to thwart rallies from three rivals and notch his fourth victory of the day and 290th of the year. It gave Palliser Bay her sixth win in 19 career starts and boosted her earnings to $223,634.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1997
Jockey Edgar Prado reached another plateau at Laurel Park yesterday, riding four winners to move past Canadian Sandy Hawley's 515 in a year.Prado's total of 517 victories places him third on the all-time list behind Chris McCarron (546 in 1974) and Kent Desormeaux (598 in 1989) among riders campaigning in North America.With nine racing days remaining in 1997, Prado is not likely to approach Desormeaux's record, but he could challenge McCarron by averaging slightly more than three victories daily.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | November 5, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On a day when trainer Michael Matz and jockey Edgar Prado should have been celebrating their strong victory with Round Pond in the 1 1/8 -mile, $2 million, Grade I Breeders' Cup Distaff, they found themselves in another devastating situation. Only this time, it wasn't their horse in jeopardy. Five months ago, they had seen Barbaro, their Kentucky Derby winner, break his right hind leg in the Preakness.
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By Kent Baker and Ken Murray and Kent Baker and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2003
Dr. Brendler, the longest shot in the field, responded to a strong ride from Ramon Dominguez and upset five others in the Grade II, $200,000 Dixie Handicap on the Preakness undercard yesterday. Over a turf course rated soft, the H. Graham Motion trainee finished 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 57.78 seconds and won by a half length over stubborn runner-up Perfect Soul. "He loves the soft ground and the cool weather," Motion said. "I wanted to take a shot because he had been training well. He is a classy underachiever who runs well when running back quickly."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2002
While he was honing himself for the New York racing stage in Maryland, jockey Edgar Prado rode favorite after favorite as the local bettors heavily backed his every mount, no matter what the form. But insiders agreed that Prado, with his ability to rate and relax his assigned animals, was at his most dangerous on a horse that appeared to have little or no chance to win. Yesterday, Prado demonstrated that he hasn't lost that touch, steering Sarava, the longest-priced winner in Belmont Stakes history, into the record books and spoiling War Emblem's quest for the first Triple Crown since 1978.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2000
Here they come again, Jinny Vance and Laddie Dance with a late-developing Belmont Stakes contender in the care of Scotty Schulhofer, their Hall of Fame trainer. The Vance-Dance-owned Postponed captured the Peter Pan Stakes last Saturday at Belmont Park under a spectacular ride by the former Maryland jockey Edgar Prado. Now, Postponed, the most expensive horse Vance and Dance have owned ($835,000 as a yearling), will race Saturday in the Belmont, the final leg of the Triple Crown. This is familiar territory for the Belmont-based Schulhofer.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 1999
First Moon Child defected, then Red's Lady ran in the Serena's Song Stakes at Monmouth Park instead of yesterday's $50,000 Lady Dean at Pimlico.All the scratching left an expected duel between Intrigued and Petunia that never materialized.Intrigued controlled the 1 1/8-mile turf race from the beginning and went on to win under jockey Edgar Prado, notching a fourth straight victory.There wasn't really any mystery about the strategy in a matchup of 3-year-old fillies. Prado controlled a leisurely pace (: 24 1/5, : 49 flat and 1: 13 3/5)
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By Kent Baker | October 24, 1998
Jockey Edgar Prado came within one winner of the Laurel Park record with six on yesterday's 10-race card.Prado scored with Catch as Catch Can ($2.80) in the first, Forlabid ($8.40) in the third, Red Mischief ($3) in the sixth, Mispillion ($5.80) in the seventh, Cry of the Loon ($16) in the eighth and Musical Paces ($3.60) in the 10th.The single-day Laurel record is held by Chuck Baltazar, who had seven straight on Dec. 15, 1969.Prado was an easy winner of the Colonial Downs riding title when that meeting concluded earlier this month.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1997
It's called the re-rally and Greatsilverfleet used it to perfection yesterday at Laurel Park.The gray gelding was overtaken by Dr. Banting in mid-stretch of the $54,750 Hail Emperor Stakes, then gamely came back to win by a nose in his third start since a four-month rest.His time of 1:55 1/5 for 1 3/16 miles was just three-fifths of a second off the track record held by Taking Risks.The victorious share of $32,850 pushed the 7-year-old's career earnings past $500,000.Jockey Seth Martinez played the live rail to his advantage, relaxing Greatsilverfleet just behind pacesetting long shot Run John Run, who ran the first quarter in 23 seconds.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2002
While he was honing himself for the New York racing stage in Maryland, jockey Edgar Prado rode favorite after favorite as the local bettors heavily backed his every mount, no matter what the form. But insiders agreed that Prado, with his ability to rate and relax his assigned animals, was at his most dangerous on a horse that appeared to have little or no chance to win. Yesterday, Prado demonstrated that he hasn't lost that touch, steering Sarava, the longest-priced winner in Belmont Stakes history, into the record books and spoiling War Emblem's quest for the first Triple Crown since 1978.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 11, 1998
NEW KENT, Va. -- Charle's Quest stormed past Mercedes Son in deep stretch, then caught front-running Chilito at the wire to win the $25,000 first-race feature yesterday at Colonial Downs.Charle's Quest, a 5-year-old gelding with Mark Johnston aboard, was last in the six-horse field at the top of the stretch, but angled out between foes in mid-stretch, eased by Mercedes Son and edged Chilito by a neck in a photo finish.The victory was the first in five starts this year for Charle's Quest, who ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1: 47 4/5 and paid $10.80, $3 and $2.60.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 22, 1997
It's called the re-rally and Greatsilverfleet used it to perfection yesterday at Laurel Park.The gray gelding was overtaken by Dr. Banting in mid-stretch of the $54,750 Hail Emperor Stakes, then gamely came back to win by a nose in his third start since a four-month rest.His time of 1:55 1/5 for 1 3/16 miles was just three-fifths of a second off the track record held by Taking Risks.The victorious share of $32,850 pushed the 7-year-old's career earnings past $500,000.Jockey Seth Martinez played the live rail to his advantage, relaxing Greatsilverfleet just behind pacesetting long shot Run John Run, who ran the first quarter in 23 seconds.
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