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)

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)

Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Sadler's Risk - A.E. Lynch - 2015)

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 2022/202315124221818€206,100€123,975€330,075
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 2022484554€37,800€79,070€116,870
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Zarkareva (FR) Rachael Blackmore Hdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 10-13 Randox Health Rated H'dle
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Trendy Lady Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 10-13 103 Congratulations (M) Mdn Hdle
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Some Dove Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 5f 165yds 4 11-3 105 Tote Always SP Or Better (M) H'cap Hdle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Freddie Robdal Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 6 11-4 106 KilbegganRaces.com M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Hand Over Fist (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 3f 11 11-4 Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Leac An Scail Lady Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 3m 1f 7 11-8 102 Kieran Kelly Memorial H'cap S'chase
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Miss Daingerfield Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 11 11-8 88 Mahon Hospitality Group H'cap H'dle
Wexford 05/08/22 Coole Arcade Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 1 11-6 101 Racing TV Members H'cap S'chase
Wexford 05/08/22 She Tops The Lot C. Brassil HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-13 117 Irish Injured Jockeys Opp. H'cap S'chase
Roscommon 02/08/22 Steel Queen S.W. Flanagan MdnHdl 2m 30yds 6 10-11 Curraghboy M'dn H'dle €200
Roscommon 02/08/22 Rioga Choice Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 30yds 1 10-11 Curraghboy M'dn H'dle €6,000
Cork 01/08/22 Still Ciel Rachael Blackmore MdnHdl 2m 1f 2 11-7 Mallow (M) M'dn H'dle €2,400
Cork 01/08/22 Dixie Flyer Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 1f 6 11-1 112 Fermoy H'cap H'dle €290
Cork 01/08/22 Ballybough Native C. Brassil MdnHdl 2m 2f 180yds 4 11-10 Adare Manor Opportunity M'dn H'dle €725
Galway 31/07/22 Low Lie The Fields Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 3m 60yds fell 11-5 116 Kenny Galway H'cap H'dle
Galway 31/07/22 January Jets D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 4 11-6 136 Lord Hemphill Memorial H'cap S'chase €1,500
Galway 29/07/22 Gabbys Cross Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 1 11-9 137 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase €48,000
Galway 29/07/22 Bold Enough P.T. Enright HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 10 11-11 139 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase
Galway 28/07/22 Champagne Gold Rachael Blackmore NovCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 11-1 136 Guinness Open Gate Brewery Novice Schase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €3,000
Galway 28/07/22 Ballyadam Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 11yds 14 11-12 144 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A

*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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