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  • Thanks to Prado

    Does anyone know how to send thanks to Edgar Prado? His strength and intelligence saved Barbaro today.

  • #2
    HorseSoGreen, you have a PM.
    ROYAAL Z (Ramiro Z x Fanny Girl Z by Ferdinand)


    • #3
      I'd like to know, too, if someone knows.
      " ...the mist parted, and there was a green land under a swift sunrise." J.R.R. Tolkien, Return of the King


      • #4
        Same here....
        "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique


        • #5
          If someone would not mind sharing Mr. Prado's contact information via PT, I would appreciate it. He has long been my favorite jockey for his grace and dignity and modesty, not to mention his skill and kindness to his horses. All of that admiration has skyrocketed tenfold now.


          • #6
            I can only hope he knows in every fibre of his body that what he did was very impressive and his skill was what prevented anyone else getting hurt and Barbaro having further damage.
            Like an earlier poster, his personality shine thru when he is interviewed, and he appears to be a lovely man. I can only imagine what it is like- and that is horrifying. Maybe if someone knows him , they can get this thread to him.
            Very impressive riding- such a horrible ending-


            • #7
              I was watching the race with friends, and was shocked, dismayed, and saddened by Barbaro's injury, his breakdown...as we watched the replay of Prado getting that colt stopped, almost holding him off that leg, I told our non-horsey friends they had just witnessed one of the most intelligent, difficult athletic feats - under the most gut-wrenching circumstances - that they may ever see. I hope that in the days to come Edgar Prado knows that there are many of us out here who admire and thank him for being a horseman. Prayers for that lovely, courageous colt; wish that Woody could send him a letter...
              ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


              • #8
                Anibal Prado, who is Edgar's brother, rides at Philly Park. If I am there in the next week, I will pass it along!
                Member of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

                “This is not a game for little boys in short pants.” LeRoy Jolley


                • #9
                  oh please do!! from all of us! a most impressive feat of athleticism, integrity and heart, on both parts.
                  all in good time

                  RIP and clover, Barbaro


                  • #10
                    Yes, from me as well. There really are people who make me proud to be a horsewoman. Edgar Prado is one.
                    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                    • #11
                      Edgar Prado did an amazing job of balancing Barbaro while pulling him up, and kept him on his feet while the whole pack raced past. He gave him a chance to live, and kept it from being an even more horrible day for all at Pimlico.


                      • #12
                        I know a track vet who can pass along all of your sentiments to Edgar. I have an idea - if everyone keeps posting their thoughts and kudos here, I will print the whole thread out and have it handed to Edgar. (Unless you prefer to write a personal letter outside of this format, of course.) But I think it would be amazing for him to see all of our thoughts this way compiled on a COTH thread!


                        • Original Poster

                          Great idea. Please tell everyone over on the H/J board, too, to start a Prado thread. Everyone over there feels the same way we do.


                          • #14
                            Better to refer them over here...???
                            "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


                            • #15
                              I was watching with my husband. We are both very impressed by Prado's skill in balancing and stopping Barbaro. We have witnessed the actions of a true horseman and a credit to racing. Please pass along our sentiments as well as our hopes and prayers for the speedy healing of Barbaro and best wishes for his future as a stud.
                              Freaky Farm Hermit Clique
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                              • #16
                                Yes, a truly impressive, talented, and compassionate man. His despair was the most touching to me. He and MM obviously were grieving for the poor horse's pain.
                                Ladybug Hill--Hunters and Ponies
                                WWSD? (what would Suerte do?)


                                • #17
                                  I stand in awe and admiration of the man. Yesterday, he was far more than a jockey. His caring and bravery were undeniable. What an upstanding individual and one I would be honoured to meet. Thank you Mr. Prado for all you did for Barbaro yesterday, and for all you obviously are.


                                  • #18
                                    I normally just lurk here on the racing forum, but I just had to say something about the excellent riding yesterday, especially if it is going to go right to the source!

                                    Edgar - You were fantastic! Your athletic ability and your compassion were evident and I, along with so many others, can not thank you enough for saving Barbaro's life.


                                    • #19
                                      Mr. Prado, you have my profound respect and admiration. In a moment when one can only work on instinct and training, you showed yours to be of the highest caliber.

                                      Thank you for the good job you did, that will give that poor horse a chance.
                                      "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                      Spay and neuter. Please.


                                      • #20

                                        Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr Prado. Bravo.
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