Jack De Bromhead Remembered With Colourful Tributes

Jack De Bromhead Remembered With Colourful Tributes
By Eoin Harrington Updated

Jack De Bromhead was poignantly remembered on Wednesday morning, as the 13-year-old son of Henry was laid to rest.

The world of horse racing paid tribute to the late teenager, who died on Saturday after a tragic pony-riding accident on a Kerry beach.

De Bromhead fell from his horse during the fifth race of the Glenbeigh Racing Festival at Rossbeigh beach.

The son of renowned horse trainer Henry de Bromhead, Jack's death has cast a dark cloud over the world of horse racing, and he was remembered across the UK and Ireland on the day of his funeral on Wednesday.

Funeral of Jack de Bromhead takes place in Waterford

Jack de Bromhead's funeral took place in Butlerstown, County Waterford on Wednesday morning, and hundreds of mourners were present.

 

Rachael Blackmore was among those in attendance.

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The Irish Times reported on the words of chief celebrant Monsignor Pat Fitzgerald, who paid tribute to Jack's bright young personality:

Jack was becoming quite an expert, maybe a budding horse whisperer, who had an intuitive grasp of equine nature, and every day for him was a joyous adventure in living.

The joy of Jack de Bromhead's life was reflected in the colourful tributes paid to him at the funeral and across Ireland over the past few days. His friends were decked in purple in Waterford, and lined the church entrance.

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O'Brien-McPherson Racing shared a video of their riders wearing Jack's racing colours of red to remember the young jockey, and riders at the Galway Races wore red armbands in place of the traditional black armbands.

Alongside the use of colour to remember de Bromhead, horse racing meets up and down Ireland and the UK held moments of silence in remembrance.

Jack de Bromhead will be remembered fondly by his family, friends, and the horse racing world at large, and his absence will continue to be held dear in the hearts of all who knew him.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

21 March 2022; Trainer Henry de Bromhead and jockey Rachael Blackmore with Henry's family, from left, mother Sally, father Harry, children Mia and Jack and wife Heather during the homecoming of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner A Plus Tard at Henry de Bromhead's Training Yard in Knockeen, Waterford. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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