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Apr 18, 2014

Edgar Prado injured during training at Keeneland

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado suffered an injury Thursday morning at Keeneland during training hours and will be away from the races for at least 30 days.

Prado suffered a neck injury when the horse he was riding hit the jockey in the face with its head. Jockey Jose Lezcano was also injured as a result of the incident.

"He is doing fine this (Friday) morning. He has a hairline fracture of the C-7, which is at the base of his neck," said Bob Klesaris, Prado's agent. "The horse he was on hit him in the face with his head and Edgar was knocked out when he fell."

Prado, who entered the Hall of Fame in 2008, was slated to be aboard Vinceremos in Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.

Keeneland Clerk of Scales Javier Torres said Lezcano will miss his Friday mounts, which included Alkazan Alakazan in the Maker's 46 Mile, but will return on Saturday. Corey Lanerie has picked up the mount from Lezcano in Friday's stakes race.



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