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. 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 in 2021. 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. As of 2021, de Bromhead has 15 Cheltenham Festival winners to his name. 

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. 

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 - 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)

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) (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)

BARONERACING.COM Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) (Honeysuckle (GB) - Rachael Blackmore - 2020)

Racing Post Novice S'chase (Grade 1) (Notebook (GER) - Rachael Blackmore - 2019)

Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Chris's Dream - R.M. Power - 2019)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
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 2021/202226645503719€369,900€225,370€595,270
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 2021763452€90,900€57,355€148,255
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
Listowel 25/09/21 Zarkareva (FR) D. Robinson HcpCh 2m 1f 2 11-7 132 Charlie Chute Memorial H'cap S'chase
Listowel 25/09/21 Ask Cory F. Maguire HcpCh 3m 10 11-12 113 John & Terry Moriarty (QR) H'cap S'chase
Listowel 25/09/21 Defan (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe HcpCh 2m 1f 1 10-0 111 Charlie Chute Memorial H'cap S'chase
Listowel 24/09/21 Gaspard Du Seuil (FR) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 12-0 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 24/09/21 Annexation (FR) H. Morgan HcpHdl 2m 13 11-2 139 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 24/09/21 Tune The Chello J.C. Gainford HcpCh 2m 6f u.r. 10-1 120 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase
Listowel 24/09/21 Popong S.W. Flanagan HcpCh 2m 6f 7 11-6 134 Southampton Goodwill Plate H'cap S'chase
Listowel 22/09/21 Mormon M.P. O'Connor BegCh 2m 6f 5 11-9 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase €375
Listowel 22/09/21 Spyglass Hill H. Morgan HcpHdl 3m 8 11-6 129 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 22/09/21 Dixie Flyer D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 2 12-0 McSweeney Brothers M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €2,400
Listowel 20/09/21 Trendy Lady D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €700
Listowel 20/09/21 Three By Two D.P. Holden HcpHdl 2m 13 11-6 101 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Listowel 20/09/21 Makfils (FR) Emma Twomey HcpHdl 2m 6 10-13 98 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €270
Listowel 20/09/21 Cornerkova Emma Twomey HcpHdl 2m 2 11-4 101 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €2,700
Listowel 20/09/21 Clondaw Bertie S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-7 109 Win A House With Kerry GAA H'cap H'dle
Listowel 19/09/21 Brave Way D.J. O'Keeffe Hdl 2m 4f 4 11-5 123 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) H'dle €925
Listowel 19/09/21 Presented Well D.P. Holden NovCh 2m 1f 3 10-11 Strings & Things Rated Novice S'chase €1,600
Navan 18/09/21 Eagle Moon (FR) Emma Twomey HcpHdl 1m 7f 170yds 12 10-9 111 Bar One Racing Multiples Ladies Hcap Hdl
Downpatrick 17/09/21 Withallduerespect M.P. O'Connor BegCh 2m 1f 165yds 5 11-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €420
Downpatrick 17/09/21 Serenity Grove D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-6 Bill McIlroy Bookmaker M'dn H'dle €6,000
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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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