Leading horse racing trainer Henry de Bromhead's teenage son Jack tragically killed in pony riding accident | The Sun

Leading horse racing trainer Henry de Bromhead's teenage son Jack tragically killed in pony riding accident | The Sun

September 4, 2022

THE teenage son of Grand National-winning trainer Henry de Bromhead has died after a tragic pony riding accident.

Jack de Bromhead, 13, passed away shortly after the incident occurred during the fifth race of the Glenbeigh Festival on Saturday.


Emergency services were quick to the scene on Rossbeigh beach – in County Kerry, Ireland – but sadly the youngster died from his injuries.

The rest of the racing programme was abandoned immediately after the accident and the second day of the festival – which was scheduledfor Sunday – has been cancelled.

Jack was a promising young rider who would regularly ride out for his father in their Knockeen stables in Waterford.

The teen rode a winner at the Cahersiveen Races just last weekend.

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Tributes have continued to pour in for the De Bromhead family.

Former Ireland rugby star Ronan O'Gara said: "Thoughts and prayers with the de Bromhead family.

"A 13 year old boy taken doing what he loved. The poor family. The heart hurts."

British jockey Sam Twiston-Davies said: "Deepest of thoughts and prayers with all the family and friends. Heartbreaking news."

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And local County Kerry Councillor Michael Cahill said: "The whole place is in a state of shock. It’s such a terrible thing.

"Our sympathies go out to the family. I saw him ride in Cahersiveen only last week. This is awful.

"It’s put a cloud of sadness over our meeting forever. People are here with tears rolling down their faces.

"This is always a happy, joyous, family festival. Within a short few hours everything has changed. It’s impacting on everyone."

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