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Edgar Prado Rides 7000 Winners

Peruvian-born US Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado won the 7000th race of his distinguished career on May 15, becoming just the seventh rider to reach that mark.
The 50-year-old was “thankful” and “very humbled” to achieve the feat aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the sixth race at Parx racecouse in Pennsylvania.
Prado has been a regular on the Maryland circuit. He first became a national figure in 1997 when he won an astonishing 546 races in the year.
He is one of only four riders to win over 500 races in a year.
“It’s a big accomplishment in my career,” Prado said of his achievement.

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