El Prado (horse)
|El Prado is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Lady Capulet by Sadler's Wells. He was born around 1989 in Ireland, and was bred by Lyonstown Stud.|
Railway Stakes (1991)|
National Stakes (1991)
Beresford Stakes (1991)
Irish Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1991)|
Leading sire in North America (2002)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
El Prado (1989–2009) 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 and was voted the 1991 Irish Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. At age three, El Prado finished out of the money in all three starts.
As a sire
Retired to stud duty, El Prado stands 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:
- Nite Dreamer (b. 1995) - multiple stakes winner. Career earnings: $1,149,788
- 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
- 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.