Jockey Edgar Prado, who won the 2006 Kentucky Derby with Barbaro and was in the saddle when the popular thoroughbred broke down during the Preakness, is among 12 finalists for induction into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.
Prado, who also won two Belmont Stakes, won his 6,000th race on Feb. 10. Barbaro was euthanized about eight months after the severe injury suffered at Pimlico early in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Prado joins jockeys Randy Romero and Alex Solis and trainers Carl Nafzger and Robert Wheeler among the nominees announced today for the class of 2008.
Contemporary female horses nominated are Inside Information, Open Mind, Silverbulletday and Sky Beauty. Male horses are Best Pal, Manila and Tiznow.
Inductees will be announced in April and enshrined in August.