The Welsh horse racing community is in mourning after the tragic death of 37-year-old jockey Lorna Brooke following a fall at Taunton earlier this month.
Lorna was airlifted to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital after suffering serious injuries when Orchestrated came down early in the race. She passed away at the weekend.
Lorna, who was based near Llandrindod Wells in Powys, was an amateur rider who rode 17 winners in Britain and Ireland and took more than 400 rides. She also rode 40 point-to-point winners.
She rode regularly at Ffos Las and was placed on three occasions late last year on Yourholidayisover.
Her biggest victory came in the inaugural running of the Ladies Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse in 2015 with 25-1 shot Moonlone Lane for Paul Stafford. She beat top riders such as Katie Walsh, Lizzie Kelly and Rachael Blackmore.
Her passing has shocked the racing community and there will be a minute’s silence at Chepstow’s fixture on Friday 23rd April and jockeys will be wearing black armbands.