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Torres making progress; fundraisers set for Cup
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On a rainy Thursday morning, the sky never looked so beautiful from Rafael "Ray" Fernandez’s perspective. Two days before Saturday’s 79th running of the Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races, the Thoroughbred owner-trainer was completing his morning chores outside a stable located on the grounds of the Springdale Race Course when he spotted a visitor walking toward him. "Good morning," Fernandez said with an ear-to-ear grin.