Lorna Brooke, an amateur jockey, died earlier this month after a fall in Taunton.
Brooke was knocked down by Orchestrated at the Pontispool Equine Sports Centre Handicap Chase on April 8 in Taunton. She was treated on the track before being flown to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital by air ambulance.
Brooke was put in an induced coma on Friday due to “various complications,” according to the reports.
Jockey Lorna Brooke has tragically died following her fall at Taunton earlier this month.
Since her first winner in 2002, she has represented a number of trainers, including John Groucott, who produced her final winner in 2019, and Evan Williams. Williams said, “The sport pulled us together and she was one of our own,”
Lorna was an utter pleasure to deal with, and racing is founded on hardworking people like her who have a passion for horses.
He added, “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 per cent.”
“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.”
Brooke was airlifted to the hospital after falling off her mother’s horse, Orchestrated, which she had taught herself. She had been in an induced coma.
Lorna never stopped smiling all the way to the line from the last
Moonlone Lane,trained by Paul Stafford with Lorna Brooke up, on their way to winning the Today FM Ladies Handicap Steeplechase after jumping the last @Fairyhouse
RIP Lorna pic.twitter.com/vNns6eJFup