The family of amateur jockey Jack Tyner, who tragically died from injuries suffered from a fall in a point-to-point in 2011 honoured Jack’s tenth anniversary on the 7th February, whilst also raising funds for the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.
The promising young talent, son of trainer Robert and his wife Mary, died six days after sustaining serious head injuries in a point-to-point at Dungarvan as a 19-year-old. He had ridden the fourth winner of his career between the flags earlier on the same card. The rider’s sister Joan planned an event in his honour this year, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, the concept was shifted online. The Tyner family encouraged friends and family to post pictures on social media of Jack throughout the week with the hashtag #rememberjacktyner. They also requested for candles to be lit to remember him on the day with donations welcome to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.
“Thanks to everyone for all the kind messages and support we received in the past few weeks. We were overwhelmed with the response, seeing all the lovely photos and memories shared across social media using #rememberjacktyner and lighting a candle to commemorate Jacks 10th Anniversary. Also thank you to all those who donated to the Irish Injured Jockeys in memory of Jack. It means so much to our family and we were delighted to support such a worthy cause”. Tyner Family
Irish Injured Jockeys are very grateful to the Tyner family for including us in their thoughts on the recent 10th anniversary of Jacks passing. We would like to sincerely thank them and all those who donated to us in Jacks memory.
Donations can be made through the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund website https://www.irishinjuredjockeys.com/donate/