Through taking over his father’s stables in 1999, Henry de Bromhead was able to continue his family’s work while building his own reputation as a savvy trainer in Irish horse racing. Before this point, Henry de Bromhead put in the effort to learn his trade from Sir Mark Prescott at Newmarket, where he spent a pivotal two years as his understudy. The opportunity to become the primary trainer at County Waterford stables in the Republic Of Ireland prompted successes in National Hunt races as well as several notable wins in flat races.
By receiving guidance from Sir Mark Prescott - as well as Robert Alner and Sally Alner - Henry de Bromhead was pitted with a winning formula, and his racing team continues to build on their record over every racing season. He was also wise in spending some time at Coolmore Stud in County Tipperary, where he gained knowledge of how to be successful in horse training from the world’s largest thoroughbred breeding facility. Henry de Bromhead finally started work as the man in charge of Waterford Stables in 2000, immediately winning his first race when Fidalus finished first at Tramore on New Year’s Day.