Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

Royal Ascot jockeys set to wear yellow armbands in honour of Tiggy Hancock, who died aged 15 in tragic accident

, Royal Ascot jockeys set to wear yellow armbands in honour of Tiggy Hancock, who died aged 15 in tragic accident

ROYAL ASCOT jockeys are today set to wear yellow armbands in honour of Tiggy Hancock, the 15-year-old who died in a tragic horse ride accident.

Hancock, a talented pony event rider, suffered serious injuries at a training session and later died at Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin last Wednesday.

Tragic Tiggy passed away aged 15 following a horse riding accident

The teenager was seen as a future star of the sport and Horse Sport Ireland said her loss was ‘hard to comprehend’.

A statement added: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young rider who was a much-loved member of the equestrian community.

Clondakin councillor Peter Kavanagh said the death was an ‘unspeakable tragedy’.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He added: “When a trgaedy like this strikes, as a community we all feel it.”

A police statement on the incident said: “Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service were in attendance and providing medical assistance to a young female (15 years) who was injured during an exercise event.

“She was removed to Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin where she later passed away.”

Tiggy’s funeral is due to take place on Monday.

As a mark of respect, Eventing Ireland has called off dressage tests due to take place in Co Tipperary this weekend.

The organisation also asked that participants wear yellow, Tiggy’s favourite colour, to upcoming events.

Royal Ascot-winning jockey Oisin Murphy has been encouraging his fellow riders to wear yellow in honour of Tiggy.

More to follow.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

Controversial Warm-Up Antics AFC Wimbledon midfielder Harry Pell has caused a stir with his provocative behavior towards MK Dons fans during the warm-up session...

Formula 1

Family Ties Max Verstappen's dad, Jos, has been seen with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, fueling speculations about Max's potential departure from Red Bull. Future...

Boxing

Fans Baffled by Tutu Jake Paul left fans scratching their heads with his latest fight outfit after delivering a knockout blow to Ryan Bourland...

Formula 1

United Front Amidst Scandal Christian Horner reportedly tried to downplay his sexting scandal by telling wife Geri Halliwell that the probe was over a...

Boxing

Farcical Scenes Unfold in Crossover Bout Fans were left bewildered as a crossover boxing bout turned into chaos when an MMA fighter seemingly "forgot"...

Boxing

Showing Respect Boxing fans are applauding Anthony Joshua for his recent encounter with Tyson Fury's dad, John, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The meeting took...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement