Former horseowner and Philippine Racing Commission director Fortunato “Toti” Jayme passed away at 2 o’clock this morning.
He had suffered an attack last Monday and was rushed to the hospital. Efforts to prolong his life failed and he succumbed to an aneurysm and other complications.
Toti was an active member of the horseracing industry, especially in the ’90s. Apart from his interest in thoroughbreds and work for the Philracom, he also produced a horseracing show, “Karera 2000″, which aired over PTV, the government television network, for several seasons in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Tiny, and their children Melissa, Joel, and Jonjon. His remains lie in state at the Santa Maria della Strada church outside La Vista, Quezon City.