12/21/2007 12:00AM

Correa, trainer and former jockey, dies

EmailRay Correa, longtime rider and trainer, primarily at Turf Paradise, died Tuesday at age 81.

Correa rode for about 30 years all over the country. His base of operations became Turf Paradise when it opened in 1955. He continued riding into the early 1970's, when he turned his attention to training. He was still training a few horses up to his death.