The teenage jockey, who died at a beach race meeting in Coe Kerry, has been named as the son of trainer Henry de Bromhead.

Jack de Bromhead, 13, was fatally injured after being thrown from his horse at the Glenbay Racing Festival.

The incident occurred around 5pm on Saturday evening during the fifth race of the card.

According to the Irish Examiner, the teenage boy’s horse “stumbled badly”, sending Jack into the tide before collapsing on top of him.

It is understood that paramedics did their best to resuscitate the boy, but he died on the spot.

The day’s race was immediately abandoned, as was Sunday’s card.

“It had nothing to do with the conditions,” one bystander told investigators in response to suggestions that bad weather may have contributed to the tragedy.

“There was a big shower just before, but it stopped,” they said.

“This is the biggest tragedy and nightmare for every family,” they added.

De Bromhead, 49, and his wife Heather have two children, Mia and Georgia. Mia is Jack’s twin.

Jack rides Thoroughbreds in the family yard, recently participated in pony races and was riding the winning horse at the conference in Caharsiben, County Kerry last week.

β€œHe was with us at Cahersiveen last weekend and had a great weekend and I wish the Glenbeigh Races the very best this weekend.

“On behalf of the Cahersiveen Races Committee, I extend my deepest condolences to the young man’s family, his family, friends and the racing community.

“It’s a horrible, horrible tragedy that someone so young can do something they were born with and lose their life,” she added.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed Garda and emergency services responded to an incident at Rothbay Beach in Kokerry at approximately 5:20 pm.

A spokeswoman said: “A teenage man was treated at the scene after the incident and was later pronounced dead.

The young man’s body was said to have been moved to the morgue at Kerry University Hospital in Tralee.

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