Jockey Lorna Brooke dies after fall at Taunton racecourse early in April

By: Tony Paley Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Brooke fell from Orchestrated in handicap chase
  • 37-year-old had ridden in more than 400 races

Racecourses on Monday observed a minute’s silence and jockeys wore black armbands after the announcement that 37-year-old amateur rider Lorna Brooke had died in hospital on Sunday following a fall from her mother’s horse at Taunton this month.

Brooke had been riding Orchestrated for owner-trainer Lady Susan Brooke when taking a heavy fall at the third fence in a handicap chase on 8 April. Brooke’s injuries resulted in racing being delayed by more than hour as she was treated on track, before being transferred into an air ambulance.

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