JOCKEY EDGAR PRADO NOW THE WINNINGEST RIDER IN 33-YEAR MARYLAND MILLIONOctober 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Jockey Edgar Prado broke a tie with fellow Hall-of-Fame rider, Ramon Dominguez by winning the US$150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park on Saturday aboard Saratoga Bob. Prado is now the winningest rider in the 33-year history of the Maryland Million.
The Classic was Prado’s 18th Maryland Million victory, one more than Dominguez, who was forced into retirement following a riding accident at Aqueduct in November 2013.
Both Prado and Dominguez cut their teeth in Maryland before moving on to New York, where they became elite national riders. Prado has 7,107 career victories. Dominguez concluded his career with 4,985.
Prado, 51, now rides in Maryland from spring through fall and in Florida in the winter. He often goes out of town for stakes engagements.
“I am glad to win the race today, but I do not feel like I beat Ramon. There is no reason for that. He is a great rider to win 17 Maryland Million races.”