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Michael Matz stepped into the national spotlight of horse racing as the trainer of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro. Throughout the triumph and tragedy of that year he recognized the great effect Barbaro had on the racing industry and it's fans. He is an accomplished equestrian and rode on the USA Olympic Team earning team and individual medals, and had the honor of carrying the American Flag in the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Olympic Games.
A three time US Jockey Champion and winner of the 2006 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. Prado is winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby aboard Barbaro, two time winner of the Belmont Stakes, and three time Breeders' Cup winner. He is one of 6 jocks with over 6,000 wins. A native of Lima, Peru, he was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2008. Signifigant mounts include: Lemon Drop Kid, Saint Liam, and Funny Cide.
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