Updated on 09/17/2011 11:58AM

Jerome Torsney, owner, dies


Dr. Jerome M. Torsney, whose stable included 1978 turf champion Mac Diarmida and multiple Grade 2 winner Honey Fox, died at his New Jersey home on July 13. He was 75.

For the last 40 years, Torsney campaigned horses on both sides of the Atlantic and was as well known in Irish racing as in America. His Irish-bred stakes winners included Fatima's Gift, a homebred daughter of Honey Fox; Group 3 Curragh Stakes winners Jay Bird and Mini Gift; Noble Mark, a daughter of Fatima's Gift; and the 1981 Irish Cesarewitch winner, The Neurologist.