Henry de Bromhead Horse Trainer

Henry de Bromhead Racing Stables

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.

Winning horses trained by Henry de Bromhead

The biggest asset which came from the Henry de Bromhead stables was Sizing Europe, who was able to win a total of eight Grade One races, as well as a memorable win in the 2011 Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Along with his eighteen major wins, Sizing Europe was handed the award for 2008 Anglo-Irish Champion Two Mile Hurdler, 2010 Anglo-Irish Champion Novice Chaser, and 2011 Anglo-Irish Champion Two Mile Chaser, making him the most successful racehorse trained by Henry de Bromhead and his team.

It would be fair to say that the 2016/17 racing season was the best period in terms of results for the Henry de Bromhead racing team, winning seventy-five races, with five being at a Grade One level, including the incredible Queen Mother Champion Chase win for Special Tiara at Cheltenham Festival. Other notable winners include Sizing John, Poker Party, Mount Hanover, Avenir D’Une Vie, Mullinavat, Arvico Bleu, Gorane, Ellie Mac, Tisamystery, Surf Instructor, Dicey O’Reilly, Celtic Rising, Somoza, Heron, One In All, Black Key, Blackmore, Duc D’allier, Nick Lost, Monbeg Chit Chat, Killiney Court, Pallaskenry, Birth Of Venus, Babbling Stream, Theatre Dreams, Arcenfete, Sizing Granite, Sanahan’s Turn, Days Hotel and Smashing.

Henry de Bromhead Stable Tour

By continuing to develop the Henry de Bromhead stables in Knockeen, Waterford, he’s been able to include specialised areas for galloping, schooling, dressage and flatwork in what some horse racing fans would describe as being one of Ireland’s leading horse training facilities. The team of jockeys at Waterford is made up of Andrew Lynch, Rachael Blackmore, David Roche and Davy Russell. As for Henry de Bromhead horses in training, nags that remain at the Knockeen Stables include Chris’s Dream, High School Days, Mind’s Eye, Monalee, Ornua, Petit Mouchoir, Sub Lieutenant, Twobeelucky, Balko Des Flos, Cuneo, Identity Thief, Minella Indo, Ordinary World, Paloma Blue, Trainwreck and Valseur Lido.