Jack de Bromhead was the son of a famous racehorse. Our hearts are broken, say the parents.
There was a tragic accident in Ireland that claimed the life of 13-year-old racehorse Jack de Bromhead. The incident happened at the Glenbeigh Racing Festival, where many young racing riders participate.
A 13-year-old fell off a horse to his death. His family, devastated, described their child as a unique person who had a positive impact on everyone’s lives.
The equestrian competition is an event lasting from Saturday to Sunday, but due to the death, the rest of the weekend’s program was cancelled.
County Commissioner Michael Cahill refers to the accident as “a terrible tragedy”, without the actual cause of death being mentioned.
Jack’s father, Henry de Bromhead is a famous horse trainer. He has won the last two Cheltenham Racing Festival show jumping races.
He was an incredible boy who told us that he loved us every day. His heart was full of loyalty, empathy, patience, guts and courage. He made us laugh, the family wrote in the obituary.
At the age of 11, he had already become a horse trainer like his father. He inherited his father’s passion for racing.
The organizer of the event, Kerry County Councilor Michael Cahill, said that the accident was a terrible tragedy, which the municipality of the area is in shock.
The festival has been organized for a hundred years and this is the first time something like this has happened, Cahill said to the BBC.
💕 "Jack, you will be with us always at home in your family and friends' hearts."
A beautiful tribute to Jack de Bromhead from his family after his sad passing yesterday in Co Kerry, Ireland.
— Sky Sports Racing (@SkySportsRacing) September 4, 2022
“Jack, you will be with us always at home in your family and friends’ hearts.” A beautiful tribute to Jack de Bromhead from his family after his sad passing yesterday in Co Kerry, Ireland.
Vinny Grennan Tweeted,
Words cannot express my sadness and shock for the De Bromhead family. There are just no words absolutely heartbreaking. Thinking of Henry Heather Jacks sisters, Henry’s stable staff and Jacks wide circle of friends in horse racing. May God bless you Jack.
Mortimer Murphy Tweeted,
A beautiful young boy Jack De Bromhead pictured here by @BarryDonal 7 days ago in Cahersiveen after winning a pony race 6 days later he loses his life on Rossbeigh Beach doing what he loved best His Dad Henry was in Cahersiveen and gave a beautiful interview RIP Jack.
A beautiful young boy Jack De Bromhead pictured here by @BarryDonal 7 days ago in Cahersiveen after winning a pony race💔💔 6 days later he loses his life on Rossbeigh Beach doing what he loved best😢His Dad Henry was in Cahersiveen and gave a beautiful interview RIP Jack pic.twitter.com/fFDGY6gMOD
— Mortimer Murphy (@MortimerMurphy1) September 4, 2022
Kerry GAA Tweeted,
We send our sincerest sympathies to @HenrydeBromhead and to all the family of the late Jack de Bromhead. Glenbeigh & Kerry are filled with sadness following yesterday’s dreadful tragedy. We are thinking of everyone in the racing community.May Jack’s young gentle soul Rest in Peace