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Jockey Lorna Brooke is an amateur rider who died after Orchestrated on April 8th and later died in hospital on April 19th. Brooke was riding Orchestrated for her mother, Lady Susan Brooke. She was 37 years old.

Brooke had ridden in more than 400 races, mostly for her mother, who was based in Llandrindod Wells, since she started riding in public and had partnered 17 winners in Britain and Ireland since the 2001-02 season.

She enjoyed her highest-profile success in the inaugural Ladies Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse on Moonlone Lane for Paul Stafford in 2015. A 25-1 chance, Moonlone Lane had failed to win in a 26-race career up to that point, but Brooke guided him home in front, with prominent female riders Katie Walsh, Lizzie Kelly, Rachael Blackmore, and Nina Carberry all finishing in her wake.

Jockey Lorna Brooke Age

Jockey Lorna Brooke was 37 years old.

Cause of Death

Tributes have been paid to amateur jockey Lorna Brooke who died on Sunday aged 37 following a heavy fall at Taunton earlier this month.

Brooke was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol on April 8 after falling from Orchestrated, trained by her mother Lady Susan Brooke, and was taken into intensive care with a suspected spinal injury, but due to complications she was placed in an induced coma on Friday.

News of her death was announced in a statement by the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) on Monday morning, which read: “It is with deep sadness that we have to share the tragic news that Lorna Brooke passed away yesterday.

“Her family thank everyone for their kindness in the last ten days, particularly the staff at Southmeads Hospital who were so professional. They will be having a private funeral and will hold a celebration of Lorna’s life once Covid-19 restrictions allow.”

“The sport pulled us together and she was one of our own,” said Williams. “Racing is built on hard-working people with a passion for horses like Lorna and she was an absolute joy to deal with.

“She rode a winner for me aboard Dashing Doc at Newton Abbot a few years ago. He was a very tricky horse and professional jockeys couldn’t win on him but Lorna was definitely up for the challenge.

“She was far more optimistic about his chances than I was but she always looked on the bright side of life. Even if she was on an outsider, it didn’t matter and she always gave 100 percent.

“It’s so devastating to think poor old Lorna has gone – words can’t describe it. She was what makes this sport great. It’s not just about the big prizes at big meetings, it’s about the Lornas of this world.

“Whether in a cold point-to-point somewhere or at a little track in Devon or Herefordshire, she was always there with her big smile. She put in the hard work every day and was simply one in a million.”

Those sentiments were shared by Groucott, who said: “She was passionate about horses and rode because she loved it. It’s a tragedy as she was the loveliest person you’d ever hope to meet.

“She’s reasonably local to us and started by riding out a bit. She always gave horses a terrific ride. We have a lot of exceptional female jockeys and she was probably a bit before her time in that regard – she’s one of the ladies who set the standards early doors.”

‘She was a proud competitor’

The BHA released a statement following the announcement, which read: “The entire racing community is in mourning. We ask for the privacy of Lorna’s family to be respected at this time and we await the opportunity to celebrate her young life when restrictions allow.”

It included the thoughts of the regulator’s chief executive Julie Harrington, who added: “Lorna was a much-loved member of our sport, in which she and her family are steeped. She demonstrated many of the qualities that make British racing so special.

“She was a proud competitor who was driven by an abundance of love not only for the sport but for the horses she competed with. My thoughts, along with everybody else who loves racing, are with Lorna’s family, friends and colleagues at this dreadful time.”

A period of silence was observed at every meeting in Britain on Monday and jockeys wore black armbands. In a statement, the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) also paid tribute to Brooke.

“This is a devastating reminder of the dangers our brave men and women face and our thoughts and prayers are with Lorna’s family, friends and colleagues,” said PJA chief executive Paul Struthers.

“Lorna was an incredibly hard-working, popular member of the weighing room and while her licence was as an amateur, she was a professional in every other sense. We have lost one of our own and she’ll be sorely missed.”

Brooke, who rode her final winner under rules in October 2019, was a regular in point-to-points and was praised by the Amateur Jockeys Association of Great Britain and its chief executive Sarah Oliver.

“Lorna was blessed with a vivacious, bubbly personality and her smile lit up the racecourse wherever she went,” said Oliver. “Many of us are familiar with Lorna’s presence over many years not only on the racecourse but also point-to-pointing, which was her passion.

“Her unfailing smile allowed Lorna to make friends and her thirst for racing was unquenchable – she embodied everything there is to love about jump racing. Her loss is keenly felt in the weighing room and beyond. One thing is for certain – Lorna will never be forgotten.”