Henry de Bromhead posts poignant Instagram photo on day of tragic son Jack's funeral after pony racing accident | The Sun

HENRY DE BROMHEAD posted a poignant Instagram photo as the racing world came together to remember his tragic son Jack.

The Grand National-winning trainer's boy died aged 13 last weekend after a pony racing accident.



Jack's funeral is being held in his native Ireland today, with Rachael Blackmore among those in attendance.

Henry, who teamed up with Blackmore to win the National, Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle, paid emotional tribute to Jack earlier this week.

He and wife Heather praised their 'one-of-a-kind' son who they described as being 'perfect, funny, loving' and an 'incredible brother'.

They added: "He will be forever present in our lives.

"Always cherished, always loved, frozen in time with a beautiful young soul.

"He was an amazing son who told us he loved us every day – an over-brimming heart of loyalty, empathy, patience, pluck, courage and how he made us laugh!

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"Our hearts are truly broken."

Henry posted a photo of a drawing of Jack in his red silks walking off into a pink sky.

He didn't add any words to go with the image, which was posted at around 8am on Wednesday morning.

Jack, a very promising jockey who loved being around the yard with his dad, is understood to have fallen off his mount at Glenbeigh Races last Saturday.

The Festival is a popular two-day event held in County Kerry.

Tributes to Jack were left on Rossbeigh beach – where racing took place – over the weekend.

Legendary jockey AP McCoy was among those paying tribute.

He said: "Heartbreakingly sad. Such a talented ambitious, charming young boy taken doing what he loved."

While jockey Aidan Coleman, who rode the De Bromhead-trained Put The Kettle On to victory in the 2021 Champion Chase, said: "It's such a sad period, God only knows what they're going through.

"Henry has given me some of the best days of my life on the racecourse.

"It feels a very meagre thing to do to send my thoughts to him but it's such a tragedy.

"We'll all be there for them."

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