Funeral services set for Arlington Park jockey Razo

By Daily Herald report
Updated 5/12/2012 2:04 PM

Funeral arrangements have been set for Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr., the longtime Arlington Park jockey who died last month in a suspicious fire at his Long Grove farm.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the same location.

The funeral and interment will be private.

Razo, 46, died April 24 in a fire in an unattached garage on his farm in Long Grove. Family members said he was sitting on a couch inside his home that morning when his wife got into the shower. When she got out, the building was on fire and Razo, who was scheduled to go to an appointment for an arm injury later that day, was nowhere to be seen.

Authorities said they were treating the fire as suspicious.

The Lake County coroner said an autopsy could not itself determine the manner of Razo's death, and the results of toxicology tests are still pending. Representatives of the state marshal's office and Lake County sheriff's office couldn't be reached Saturday.

Razo was born in Mexico City in 1966 and earned his jockey license when he was only 15 and still living in Mexico. During his career, Razo amassed 2,692 wins, according to Daily Racing Forum statistics.

For more information about the services, call (847) 253-0168 or visit

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