El Prado (horse)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
El Prado
SireSadler's Wells
GrandsireNorthern Dancer
DamLady Capulet
DamsireSir Ivor
BreederLyonstown Stud
OwnerRobert Sangster
TrainerVincent O'Brien
Record9: 4-1-0
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 who won the Irish 1,000 Guineas on her racecourse debut, his damsire was Sir Ivor whose wins included the 1968 Epsom Derby, 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Champion 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 including the National Stakes, Railway Stakes and the Beresford Stakes, all at The Curragh Racecourse, he was joint Irish champion 2 year-old. 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]