El Prado (horse)

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El Prado
Sire Sadler's Wells
Grandsire Northern Dancer
Dam Lady Capulet
Damsire Sir Ivor
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country Ireland
Colour Gray
Breeder Lyonstown Stud
Owner Robert Sangster
Trainer Vincent O'Brien
Record 9: 4-1-0
Earnings £141,245
Major wins
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[edit]

Retired to stud duty, El Prado stood at Adena Springs in Midway, Kentucky. The Leading sire in North America in 2002, as of February 2009 he sired seventy-one stakes winners. Among them are:

At maturity, he reached 16 hands (64 inches, 163 cm) high.[1]