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Edgar Prado hurt at Saratoga?   Horse Racing

Started by Maureen830 (Davis474); 172 views.

Had TVG on, & caught the tail-end of them talking about how he'd "gone down" on a horse today. Don't know which race, or which horse he was riding at the time. They said he'd be "off all his mounts for the rest of the day." I'm hoping someone knows more details about this. Prayers going out to the wonderful Edgar Prado.

Maureen

KimG (KimGPA)

From: KimG (KimGPA)

9/1/07

Looks like he will be OK. He injured his ankle.

http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=40565

Prado Hospitalized Following Saratoga Accident
by Claire Novak
Date Posted: September 1, 2007
Last Updated: September 1, 2007

Prado Hospitalized Following Saratoga Accident
Jockey Edgar Prado is taken to an ambulance after falling from Admiral Bird at the conclusion of the seventh race at Saratoga Race Course.

Jockey Edgar Prado took off his mounts and was hospitalized with a possible injured ankle following a Sept. 2 racing accident at Saratoga Race Course.

The jockey rode Christophe Clement trainee Admiral Bird to a second-place finish for Dogwood Stable in the seventh race of the day, a 1-mile allowance optional claiming event on the inner turf, and was galloping out around the clubhouse turn. He was unseated when Good Going Darl, under Cornelio Velasquez, came out from the inside fence and pushed another runner into Admiral Bird, said jockey Garrett Gomez.

"The horse on the inside floated and I don't know exactly whose fault it was," Gomez said. "There was a pack of about four of us galloping out and when the inside horse came over it caused his horse to stumble. I heard him hollering and then he went off."

Prado fell to the turf course and remained on the ground as paramedics stabilized his position. He was removed from the track via ambulance after several minutes and was transported directly to Albany Medical Center.

"He hurt his ankle, but he seemed okay, he was conscious," said the jockey's agent, Bob Frieze.

"He was galloping out when a horse came over and dropped him," Clement said. "My horse recovered okay, he was fine."

No further updates on Prado's condition were immediately available.

cigarello

From: cigarello

9/1/07

I pray that Edgar is okay; i feel bad that he got hurt.
pschmid1012

From: pschmid1012

9/1/07

I pray he is ok as well. Odd,that the article posted it as 9/2 race...when it is 9/1! Proof-reading # 101 on their part!
Guest

From: Guest

9/1/07

Positive thoughts, prayers and blessings to Edgar and his family!!!
Lorene1950

From: Lorene1950

9/1/07

So sorry to hear Edgar Prado was injured.I pray it is a minor injury. He is my all time favorite jockey, a man with great ability and class. I'll pray for you Mr Prado! Hope your doing well!
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Guest

From: Guest

9/1/07

Prayers going out to Edgar for a prompt recovery.
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staycool4

From: staycool4

9/1/07

Yes, Prayers for Edgar!  Get better soon! 

IL FOB

Guest

From: Guest

9/1/07

read on another site where it's a possible broken RIGHT ankle. 
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