09/03/2001 12:00AM

Woodbine: El Prado Essence over Meadow Gem


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - El Prado Essence upset previously unbeaten 3-year-old Meadow Gem in the $113,000 Seaway Stakes for fillies and mares. El Prado Essence dueled with Meadow Gem through an opening quarter of 21.98 seconds, and drew clear on the turn. She began to weaken in the final furlong, but jockey Patrick Husbands got her home on top by a neck.