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Boucher hopes, prays for Torres to recover from injury
Jockey still in critical condition after fall at Cup
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JORGE TORRES IS SHOWN piloting Prince Rahy to a 3 3/4-length victory in the Kershaw Plate flat race, which opened the 2010 Carolina Cup race day card.
In this season of hope, Richard Boucher is not so much banking for a miracle as he is wishing for the recovery of a friend, regardless of how long the wait. Since fellow jockey and former employee Jorge Torres was taken by helicopter to Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, as the result of a horrific fall from Class Moon in the $25,000 Raymond G. Woolfe Memorial Steeplechase for 3-year-olds at the Nov. 13 Colonial Cup races in Camden, Boucher has logged many a mile on I-20 visiting Torres, who remains in critical condition with head and other assorted injuries. Torres, a Cassatt resident, cannot acknowledge visitors in his post-fall state as he lies on his bed with tubes helping him breathe.