Jockey, 22, dies from his injuries after falling from a horse during a race
A Jockey has tragically died aged just 22 after a fatal fall from a horse during a race. Pietro Alberto Brocca
suffered catastrophic injuries when his mount Ziupascale tripped over, The 22-year-old was making headway
aboard Ziupascale when his mount tripped over.
Brocca, who was from Sardinia, suffered a serious head injury and several fractures.
Reported to be unconscious on the track last Thursday, he was rushed to Cisanello hospital for treatment, but
sadly he passed away three days later.
A post on San Rossore racecourse’s Facebook page, translated to English, said: “We are all disheartened and
speechless for the passing of Pietro Alberto Brocca, close to his family and all his friends in pain.”
A resident of Mores, the young rider was the son of horse trainer Francesco Brocca.
He won 11 races during his career, from 61 rides.
“Pietro Alberto was a really good boy,” the mayor of Mores, Peppino Ibba, told local news publication Unione
Sarda. I always remember him proud of riding his horses. For us, it is a huge loss.
“On behalf of the whole community, I offer my deepest condolences to the family.”
One Twitter user wrote: “Such sad news regarding Italian jockey Pietro Alberto Brocca. Thinking of his family,
friends, and colleagues. RIP Pietro.”
Brocca is the second jockey to lose his life during a race this month.
Jitendra Singh, 24, an apprentice jockey in India, was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.
Singh, who was from Rajasthan, a state in northern India, had been competing in a race at Hyderabad Race Club
when the tragedy occurred. Chaderghat inspector of police P Sateesh said: “About ten seconds into the race
Jitendra fell from the horse, Gold Label.
“He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.
“We suspect that he was trampled by horses and suffered internal injuries.”