Henry De Bromhead

County Of Origin: Waterford

Date of licence: 1999

First winner: Fidalus (Paul Maloney), Tramore, January 1, 2000

Aintree Grand National winner: Minella Times (Rachael Blackmore) April 10, 2021

Significant horses (Selected): Minella Times, Honeysuckle, Sizing Europe, Special Tiara, Sizing Granite, Sizing John, Shanahan's Turn, Days Hotel, Smashing, Identity Thief, Petit Mouchoir, Minella Indo, A Plus Tard, Poker Party, Put The Kettle On. 

Assoc. jockeys: Rachael Blackmore, Davy Russell, Dylan Robinson, Hugh Morgan

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Two of Henry de Bromhead's achievements as a racehorse trainer are among the most noteworthy in the entire rich history of the sport. He is the only trainer to have won the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in the same year, a feat he achieved in 2021. Just weeks later, he saddled the first two horses home in the Aintree Grand National. 

Henry won all four races in the space of four weeks. He set his Cheltenham record when taking the Champion Hurdle with the Rachael Blackmore-ridden Honeysuckle, the Champion Chase with Put The Kettle On, which was ridden by Aidan Coleman and the Gold Cup with the Jack Kennedy-ridden Minella Indo. He also took the runner-up spot in the Gold Cup with A Plus Tard which was ridden by Blackmore.

Just three weeks after his ground-breaking Cheltenham Festival success, Henry won the Aintree Grand National with the Rachael Blackmore-ridden Minella Times. For good measure, he also saddled the runner-up in the race, Balko Des Flos (Aidan Coleman). No trainer had sent out a 1-2 in the race since 1908 and de Bromhead is only the second to achieve the feat. 

Remarkably, Henry won both the Champion Hurdle (Honeysuckle) and the Gold Cup (A Plus Tard) again in 2022. Both horses were ridden by Rachael Blackmore and de Bromhead became the first trainer to complete back-to-back Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup doubles since Vincent O’Brien, who did it with Hatton’s Grace and Cottage Rake in 1949 and 1950. As of 2022, de Bromhead has 18 Cheltenham Festival winners to his name. 

Since Henry de Bromhead took over the reins at his father’s County Waterford yard in 1999, he has gradually built a reputation as a shrewd and able trainer. He was well and truly launched onto the international stage by the emergence of Sizing Europe and that horse became one of the most popular horses of his generation. In all, he won 20 races including seven Grade 1 contests, with the highlight arguably being his success in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2011. Sizing Europe had won the Arkle Chase the year before. Sizing Australia won the Cross Country Chase to complete a double for the yard in 2011 and de Bromhead gained his fourth Cheltenham Festival winner when Special Tiara won the Queen Mother Champion Chase on March 15, 2017. 

Balko Des Flos was a Cheltenham Festival winner for the stable in 2018 and the following year there were two more as Rachael Blackmore won the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase on A Plus Tard and followed up on Minella Indo in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle. 

Put The Kettle On and Honeysuckle were both winners at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and were among de Bromhead's six winners at the Festival the following year. He only lost out to Willie Mullins for the leading trainer title in 2021 on countback after both men saddled six winners. Put The Kettle became the first mare to win the Champion Chase in 2021.  

Paddy Power Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2022)

Paddy Power Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2021)

TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Balko Des Flos (FR) - D.N. Russell - 2017)

thetote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) (Shanahan's Turn - J.J. Burke - 2015)

Boylesports.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Sizing Europe - A.E. Lynch - 2014)

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Poker Party (FR) - Rachael Blackmore - 2019)

Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2022)

PCI Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2020)

AIG Europe Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Sizing Europe - Andrew J. McNamara - 2008)

Ladbrokes Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Envoi Allen (FR) - Rachael Blackmore - 2022)

Savills S'chase (Grade 1) (A Plus Tard (FR) - D.J. O'Keeffe - 2020)

ERSG Arkle Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Notebook (GER) - Rachael Blackmore - 2020)

Boylesports.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Sizing Europe - A.E. Lynch - 2012)

Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2021)

JNwine.com Champion S'chase (Grade 1) (Valseur Lido (FR) - R. Walsh - 2016)

Paddy's Rewards Club S'chase (Grade 1) (Envoi Allen (FR) - Rachael Blackmore - 2021)

Paddy's Rewards Club S'chase (Grade 1) (A Plus Tard (FR) - Rachael Blackmore - 2019)

BARONERACING.COM Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2019)

BHP Insurance Irish Champion H'dle (Grade 1) (Petit Mouchoir (FR) - D.J. Mullins - 2017)

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet S'chase (Grade 1) (Sizing Europe - A.E. Lynch - 2012)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2021/2022156112€44,100€8,445€52,545
Winter All Weather 2020/2021193301€23,100€7,870€30,970
Winter All Weather 2019/2020214220€32,700€8,445€41,145
Winter All Weather 2018/2019150200€0€7,025€7,025
Winter All Weather 2017/2018130102€0€4,200€4,200
Winter All Weather 2016/2017132211€13,750€5,700€19,450
Winter All Weather 2015/201660101€0€2,970€2,970
Winter All Weather 2014/201550000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2012/201330100€0€1,360€1,360
National Hunt 2022/202331748474134€540,900€304,925€845,825
National Hunt 2021/202266997898953€1,394,100€707,670€2,101,770
National Hunt 2020/202167298766666€1,286,100€786,820€2,072,920
National Hunt 2019/202049379674643€1,383,113€719,503€2,102,615
National Hunt 2018/201962398708166€1,214,375€748,003€1,962,378
National Hunt 2017/201847360525743€820,375€543,688€1,364,063
National Hunt 2016/201742768725445€1,023,825€545,798€1,569,623
National Hunt 2015/201629648394026€771,238€347,990€1,119,228
National Hunt 2014/201532749543830€532,700€292,520€825,220
National Hunt 2013/201431548353535€548,225€243,218€791,443
National Hunt 2012/201322032403024€420,480€244,970€665,450
National Hunt 2011/201218134221924€378,040€109,056€487,096
National Hunt 2010/201118419242018€187,670€175,130€362,800
National Hunt 2009/201016523221515€329,180€96,458€425,638
National Hunt 2008/20091891117157€123,630€93,245€216,875
National Hunt 2007/2008146128612€211,450€42,980€254,430
National Hunt 2006/20071209777€86,300€41,545€127,845
National Hunt 2005/20061048889€79,800€38,505€118,305
National Hunt 2004/2005655234€67,900€10,355€78,255
National Hunt 2003/2004593527€28,000€37,650€65,650
National Hunt 2002/2003833237€21,000€18,535€39,535
National Hunt 2001/2002975666€56,950€29,791€86,741
National Hunt 2000/200193871113€86,596€50,834€137,430
Flat 2022894887€37,800€138,015€175,815
Flat 2021884463€113,400€65,775€179,175
Flat 2020745665€64,200€36,210€100,410
Flat 2019441564€10,313€26,125€36,438
Flat 2018835916€45,313€74,088€119,400
Flat 2017364827€61,750€61,538€123,288
Flat 2016281142€8,750€15,525€24,275
Flat 2015140011€0€1,430€1,430
Flat 201480211€0€4,315€4,315
Flat 201351200€4,900€3,315€8,215
Flat 201210000€0€0€0
Flat 200981102€4,900€3,205€8,105
Flat 2008120012€0€1,900€1,900
Flat 200790012€0€1,710€1,710
Flat 2006270020€0€1,680€1,680
Flat 2005120000€0€0€0
Flat 2004110000€0€0€0
Flat 2003190100€0€1,700€1,700
Flat 2002190212€0€5,740€5,740
Flat 2001250421€0€16,583€16,583
Flat 2000171201€5,333€4,247€9,580

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Tramore 06/12/22 Lucky Zebo (GB) Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 50yds u.r. 11-12 Get Your 2023 Annual Badge M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/12/22 Maskada (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 3f 165yds fell 11-11 131 Bar One Racing Irish EBF (M) Hcap Schase
Fairyhouse 04/12/22 Alice Avril (FR) Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 3f 165yds 5 10-11 117 Bar One Racing Irish EBF (M) Hcap Schase €810
Fairyhouse 04/12/22 Honeysuckle (GB) Rachael Blackmore Hdl 2m 3f 130yds 3 11-3 165 Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €12,000
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Dancing On My Own J.J. Slevin HcpCh 2m 165yds 10 11-7 144 EasyFix Equine H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Largy Debut Rachael Blackmore BegCh 2m 5f 40yds 3 11-12 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase €1,300
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Minella Escape Derek McGrath HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds p.u. 11-6 128 Kevin Sheedy Raceday 17 Dec H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Magic Daze Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 165yds 2 11-6 143 EasyFix Equine H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €9,000
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Kamus (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe BegCh 2m 5f 40yds 5 11-4 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase €390
Dundalk 02/12/22 You Never Forget A.J. Slattery Mdn 1m 12 9-2 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn
Thurles 01/12/22 Popova D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 1 11-5 Killinan M'dn H'dle €6,000
Thurles 01/12/22 Foxy Girl (FR) Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 2 10-13 Racing Dec 18th Irish EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €2,600
Thurles 01/12/22 Aslukwoodhavit (GB) Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 1m 7f 199yds 8 11-12 Killinan M'dn H'dle
Thurles 01/12/22 Telmesomethinggirl Rachael Blackmore BegCh 2m 2f 2 11-5 Richard Brennan Fencing Beginners S'ch €2,300
Dundalk 30/11/22 Tourgar Raude W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 4f 8 9-8 70 Now Racing Every Wednesday M'dn
Punchestown 29/11/22 Pidoyne Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 57yds 10 10-3 91 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Hcp Hdle
Punchestown 29/11/22 Belle The Lioness Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 57yds 2 11-5 William Hill Play Responsibly M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,500
Punchestown 29/11/22 Brampton Belle (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe NovCh 2m 3f 150yds 5 11-5 William Hill Ireland Rated Novice Schase €495
Punchestown 29/11/22 Marvel De Cerisy (FR) Rachael Blackmore NovCh 2m 3f 150yds 1 11-5 William Hill Ireland Rated Novice Schase €9,900
Navan 27/11/22 Percy Warner Rachael Blackmore BegCh 2m 1f 5 11-12 Boardsmill Stud Irish EBF Beginners S'ch €495
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*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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