Henry de Bromhead registered his first winner since the tragic death of his son, Jack, when Ingenious Stroke won the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners’ Chase at Downpatrick.
The 13-year-old died following a fall in a pony race at Glenbeigh Festival in Co Kerry on September 3.
Ingenious Stroke was sent off the 100-30 joint-favourite in the hands of stable rider Rachael Blackmore.
The six-year-old came home a length winner over Final Orders and an emotional Blackmore acknowledged the ongoing sense of loss.
Blackmore said: "He did it really well, he ran around a bit at the end.
“It is great to get but obviously winners don’t feel the same now.
“We are all thinking of Jack.”
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