Jockey-Turned-Agent Torres Picks Up Venezuelan Camacho At Fair Grounds

When former jockey Francisco Torres decided to retire after 32 years in the saddle, he said that he planned on still being as busy as ever. Sure enough, Torres has proven himself to be a man of his word as he spent his Christmas Eve morning on the Fair Grounds backside with jockey Samy Camacho, Jr., who he will represent for the remainder of the Winter Meet.

“He said that he’s ready to go twelve rounds, fifteen if you need him to!” Torres joked.

A native of Venezuela, Camacho will be riding at the Fair Grounds for the first time this meet and has spent a good portion of the year riding on the New York circuit before moving his tack to Kentucky in October.

“I’m so excited to be working with Francisco,” Camacho said. “This is my first time riding in Louisiana, so we’ve been working hard spending every day at the track just continuing to look for better opportunities and hope that it shows in the afternoon.”

Torres has already had Camacho working horses for trainers Joe Sharp and Mike Maker.

“I’m real excited to have him here,” Torres said. “He’s a good young rider who’s up and coming. I wouldn’t have him here if I didn’t believe in him. It’s like a product, if you don’t believe in your product then why are you trying to sell it? So I believe in this product. I’m gung ho excited about it. You’ve got to start at the top and hope that it all pans out.”

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