High profile jockey Corey Brown has had successful surgery to correct an unstable fracture in his back following a fall at Eagle Farm last Saturday.
Brown was taken to a Brisbane hospital after his mount, Lord Arthur, broke a hind leg and fell in the Queensland Derby.
Lord Arthur was euthanized and stewards have adjourned an inquiry into the fall.
After initially looking to send Brown back home to Sydney, doctors made the decision to operate on him yesterday.
Queensland Jockeys Association president Glenn Prentice said the surgery on a fracture to Brown’s T7 vertebra had gone well.
Prentice said no decision had been made when Brown could return to Sydney.
“Corey is very thankful for the efforts of the staff and surgeons at the Royal Brisbane Hospital,” he said.
A Sydney premiership winner, Brown has won two Melbourne Cups, aboard Shocking in 2009 and Rekindling in 2017, and his 49 Group One wins include this year’s Australian Derby on Angel Of Truth.