El Prado (horse)
|Railway Stakes (1991)
National Stakes (1991)
Beresford Stakes (1991)
|Leading sire in North America (2002)|
El Prado (February 3, 1989 – September 21, 2009) was a retired Thoroughbred racehorse and Champion sire. He was sired by Sadler's Wells, who was a fourteen-time Leading sire in Great Britain & Ireland. Out of the mare, Lady Capulet, his damsire was Sir Ivor whose wins included the 1968 Epsom Derby, 2,000 Guineas Stakes, and Washington, D.C. International Stakes.
Bred by Lyonstown Stud in Cashel, County Tipperary, El Prado was raced by leading British horseman, Robert Sangster, and trained by Vincent O'Brien. Racing at age two, he won four of his six starts. At age three, El Prado finished out of the money in all three starts.
As a sire
- Nite Dreamer (b. 1995) - multiple stakes winner. Career earnings: $1,149,788
- Medaglia d'Oro (b. 1999) - Career earnings: $5,754,720. Sire of Rachel Alexandra and Songbird.
- Artie Schiller (b. 2001) - won Breeders' Cup Mile. Career earnings: $2,088,853.
- Borrego (b. 2001) - won Grades I Jockey Club Gold Cup, Pacific Classic Stakes. Career earnings: $2,052,090.
- Fort Prado (b. 2001 ) - 2004 Illinois-bred Champion Three Year Old, 2005 Illinois-bred Champion Older Handicap Male and Male Turf Horse. Career earnings: $1,097,002
- Kitten's Joy (b. 2001) - 2004 American Champion Male Turf Horse. Career earnings: $2,075,791
- Asi Siempre (b. 2002) - racing mare whose wins included the Grade I Spinster Stakes. Career earnings: $953,300. Sold for broodmare duty for US$3 million to Sheikh Mohammed.
- Paddy O'Prado (b. 2007) - 3rd in the 2010 Kentucky Derby; sixth in the Preakness; winner of the Colonial Turf Cup and Virginia Derby.
- Winter Memories (2008) - 1st in the 2010 Miss Grillo Stakes; 2nd in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf; 1st in Appalachian Stakes, Sands Point Stakes and in Lake George Stakes.