COREY BROWN AND REKINDLING
Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown remained under care at the Royal Brisbane Hospital on Sunday as doctors worked to determine the extent of his injuries suffered due to a fall in the Queensland Derby.
The Australian Jockeys Association released an update on Brown’s condition, indicating that he has no head injuries, full movement of his arms and legs but the injuries to his lower back may require stabilisation.
Brown was involved in a nasty incident in the home straight of the Queensland Derby, which resulted in Lord Arthur crashing to the turf at the 300m mark.
Stewards reported that Lord Arthur sustained a fracture to the near hind leg and was euthanised on humane grounds.
Initial evidence was taken from Tim Clark (Stars Of Carrum), Tommy Berry (Nobu) and Matthew McGillivray (Grand Bouquet) but the inquiry was adjourned given Corey Brown had been transported to hospital.
The Queensland Derby was won by Mr Quickie, who had to survive a protest from runner-up Vow And Declare.
The stewards’ report detailed the protest result as follows:
“After taking evidence from all parties and viewing the videos it was established that MR QUICKIE shifted out to obtain clear running near the 300m and brushed VOW AND DECLARE, and over the final 100m again shifted outwards, momentarily hampering VOW AND DECLARE, which had to be eased away from that runner’s heels, however, bearing in mind the margin separating both runners at the finish and the extent of the interference, stewards dismissed the objection and declared correct weight on the Judge’s placings.” – racing.com