Jockey Lorna Brooke Wiki – Jockey Lorna Brooke Bio
Jockey Lorna Brooke died on Sunday following a heavy fall at Taunton earlier this month. She was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol on April 8 after falling from Orchestrated, trained by her mother, Lady Susan Brooke. She was taken into intensive care with a suspected spinal injury, but she was placed in an induced coma on Friday due to complications.
She was 37 years old.
Jockey Lorna Brooke Died
On Sunday, Brooke died in the hospital, reports The Guardian, succumbing to injuries she sustained in a fall at Taunton Racecourse on April 8. The 37-year-old is the first jockey killed in a racing incident in Britain since 2005 when Tom Halliday fell at Market Rasen.
Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke has sadly and tragically passed away. We can only send our deepest sympathy to her friends and family. And remember the sport we love can be so so tough. #rip pic.twitter.com/bkuZ2Y6TKs
— Matt Chapman (@MCYeeehaaa) April 19, 2021
Racecourses around Britain observed a moment of silence on Monday, and jockeys wore black armbands.
Brooke was aboard Orchestrated, a horse trained and owned by her mother, Lady Susan Brooke when she was unseated at the third fence on the course.
She was treated on track before being airlifted to Southmead Hospital, where she was treated for suspected spinal injuries. Following complications, Brooke was placed into an induced coma, from which she never emerged.
Brooke rode 17 winners – 40 in point-to-points – including landing the first running of a ladies’ chase in Britain or Ireland at Fairyhouse in 2015 aboard Moonlone Lane for Paul Stafford.
She rode more than 300 times for her mother and represented several trainers since her first winner under rules in 2002, including John Grocott, Tom Symonds, and Evan Williams. Her final winner came at Sandon point-to-point in Staffordshire on April 3.
“Her family thank everyone for their kindness in the last ten days, particularly the staff at Southmead’s Hospital who were so professional. They will be having a private funeral and will celebrate Lorna’s life once Covid-19 restrictions allow.”