Thursday, April 29, 2021

Lorna Rosemary Weston Brooke 1983-2021

 _.Lorna Rosemary Weston Brooke, a scion of the Brooke baronets, an amateur jockey, died following a fall at Taunton Racecourse, 18 April, 2021. She was 37.

She was born in 1983, daughter of Sir Alistair Weston Brooke, 4th Baronet [born 12 September, 1947], and his wife the former Susan Mary Griffiths.

Lorna was riding Orchestrated for her mother, Lady Brooke, when the horse fell at the third fence in a handicap chase on 8 April. The 37-year-old was taken to intensive care at Southmead Hospital in Bristol for observation and tests on a suspected spinal injury. After complications she was later placed in an induced coma. A statement from the Injured Jockeys Fund on Monday 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 few weeks, 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 restrictions allow."


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