Who is Lorna Brooke? Bio, Wiki, Age, Death Cause, Career

Lorna Brooke Bio/Wiki

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.


She was 37 years old.


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.”

Death Cause

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.

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The Injured Jockeys Fund issued a statement on Monday morning announcing her death.

The statement said, “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 Southmead 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.”

Races in Taunton, Somerset, were halted for more than an hour as racecourse medics attended to Brooke. She was flown to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital by helicopter.

She was taken to the hospital for tests for a possible spinal injury, but due to complications from her fall, she was put in an induced coma on Friday and died on Sunday.

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