Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado , who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the honorary postmaster for the 143rd Preakness on Saturday. Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with 7,000 wins, will be recognized Thursday at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico. Since 1996, the United States Postal Service has opened a temporary Preakness station the week of the Preakness. Past honorary postmasters have included Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert , D. Wayne Lukas and Nick Zito, champions Cigar and Ben's Cat, and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Prado, who led the country in wins from 1997-99, earned an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading jockey in 2006. His mounts have earned purses in excess of $266 million, ranking him seventh all-time. The Alibi Breakfast, which began in the 1930's on the porch of the Pimlico Clubhouse, features a gathering of media, owners, trainers, jockeys, horsemen and fans.