Body of Jockey Found after Garage Fire

Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. identified via dental records after fire at a Long Grove garage

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    Arlington Park
    Eusebio Razo Jr.

    Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. died in a Tuesday morning fire in a Long Grove garage, authorities said.

    Confirmation of the identity of the body was made hours later using dental records, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said.

    Long Grove Fire Protection and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department were called around 9:30 a.m. to the residence in the 5100 block of Arlington Heights Road to investigate a fire.

    There, authorities found a body of a burned man, but the victim’s injuries were too severe to confirm an identity.

    Razo's family, however, was quick to make a confirmation to the Chicago Tribune. The family used the unattached garage to store horse riding equipment but did not use it for their vehicles.

    Razo, who was known as a "many-time leader," was a part of the racetrack for nearly two decades, winning his first riding title in 1988 at Sportsman’s Park, and his last in 2008 at Oaklawn Park.

    The cause of the fire and the cause of death remained under investigation Tuesday night.