Edgar Prado at Saratoga (odizl)
Quite a few news items on the recently inducted Hall of Famer Edgar Prado today.
First we learn his decision to ride Adriano is out of loyalty to trainer Graham Motion and prior to comeback performances of Tale of Ekati and Monba.
Prado, who won the 2006 Derby with Barbaro, made his surprise announcement mostly because he has a longtime relationship with Graham Motion, the trainer of Adriano. The two had success years ago on the Maryland circuit, and, after Prado rode the colt to a win in the Lane’s End on March 22, Motion asked the jockey for a commitment. He got it.
Then we find out he takes a spill on a Motion trained filly, is hospitalized and released! It sounds like he’s ok… I certainly hope so, best of luck for a speedy recovery!