X- rays clear Brown of breaks
X-RAYS have cleared Corey Brown of any breaks but the top jockey is still set to undergo more tests after being injured at the Randwick barrier trials yesterday.
Brown has been stood down f rom t oday’s Group One Chippi ng Norton St a kes meeting after he was injured when an unraced three-yearold he was on in the tie-up stalls at Randwick got spooked and flipped over. The jockey was taken by ambulance to hospital where he underwent X-rays after complaining of pain in his chest, ribs, shoulder and back.
‘‘ The X-rays have cleared him of any breaks and he’ll r e ma i n i n h o s p i t a l f o r observation,’’ Racing NSW’s deputy chief steward Greg Rudolph said.
‘‘ But he’s still in a lot of pain with his lower back, his r i g h t h i p a n d r i g h t shoulder.’’
The incident happened as Brown was preparing to ride in the final of 19 heats to be conducted at Randwick.
He had just mounted the Joe Pride-trained Polly when the filly took fright, reared and flipped over.
‘‘ The horse flipped over and he ( Brown) was wedged underneath it for a short time,’’ Rudolph said.
B r o w n i s e x p e c t e d undergo an MRI scan.
‘ ‘ H e m i g h t s t i l l n e e d f urther t ests t omorrow,’’ Rudolph said.
Brown was set to partner Expressway Stakes winner Centennial Park in today’s Group One Chipping Norton Stakes ( 1600m) as well as talented filly Parables in the Group Two Surround Stakes ( 1400m).
Tim Clark will replace Brown on unbeaten twoyear-old Anise in the Clarry Conners Plate and also on Brazen Babe in race three, while Rod Quinn has picked up the ride on Juveniles in the second race.
Connections of Centennial Park, Parables and Graceful Anna ( Liverpool City Cup) h a v e b e e n g i v e n u n t i l scratching time at 7.30am ( AEDT) today to declare a replacement rider.