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Critically injured jockey passes away Tuesday
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Jorge Torres heads to the finish line aboard Prince Rahy in winning the Kershaw Plate at the 2010 Carolina Cup. - photo by Tom Didato
A tear slowly made its way down Lilith Boucher’s left cheek as she stood inside the shedrow at her barn on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course Tuesday morning while talking about her friend and former rider, Jorge Torres. Minutes earlier, Boucher and her husband, Richard, received the grim news that the Cassatt resident and jockey had passed away earlier that day as the result of injuries sustained in a fall from Malibu Moon in the $25,000 Raymond G. Woolfe Memorial Steeplechase at the Nov. 13, 2010, Colonial Cup Races. Torres, who turned 25 a month before his spill, was an apprentice steeplechase jockey who had paid his dues and climbed the riding ranks before getting the call in the saddle for a steeplechase event.