Next NSW Race

Latest News

Group Of Top Jockeys Flying Into Taree (Friday)

By Doug Ryan

Melbourne Cup-winning, international and former local apprentice jockey, Corey Brown, heads a list of top jockeys flying to Manning Valley Race Club’s eight-race Wingham and Corey Brown Cups TAB meeting at Taree on Friday.

Jockey Corey Brown heads to Taree this Friday. Image by Steve Hart Photographics

Brown is again being hosted by the Club in recognition of his deeds with a Cup named in his honour.

Brown began as an apprentice jockey when 15 in Wingham and has graduated to the top ranks of jockeys, capturing wins on Shocking [2009] and Rekindling [2017] in the Melbourne Cup.

He was at last year’s meeting and managed a few placings but this time he is hoping for better mounts to 'bring home the bacon'.

Expected to fly in for the meeting are fellow jockeys Josh Parr, Glyn Schofield and Sam Clipperton from Sydney, and Michael Walker from Melbourne.

Top hoop Hugh Bowman had to decline an invitation as he will be at a function with connections of champion mare Winx, but Brown said Bowman was hoping to be at Taree next year.

Brown said he enjoyed last year’s 'meet and greet' with racegoers and it was nice to support the race club.

At the end of the meeting’s commitments, the group will fly to Brisbane to be ready for the rich Stradbroke Cup Carnival on Saturday.

The Club specially named a function room in Brown’s honour after his Shocking win and the jockey has regularly visited the area when possible.

He said he was hoping that his father, Jack, now living on the Gold Coast, will be trackside.

Brown is hoping to pick up four or five rides and already has been booked for a galloper from Sydney for the meeting.

A mammoth 167 nominations from Sydney, Gosford, Wyong, Newcastle, Scone, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and the Mid North Coast have been received for the meeting.

Of those, 17 have been received for the Wingham Cup and 30 for the Corey Brown Cup. Acceptances are taken Wednesday.

View the race details and horses with full form & race replays for Taree here

The Latest Racing News

Morning Inspection Of Port Macquarie Racetrack

Racing NSW Steward, Jack Penfold, has inspected Port Macquarie Racetrack in advance of the scheduled meeting on Tuesday (25th June) ...
Read More

Gear Change Could Prove The Difference At Hawkesbury

Brad Widdup is banking on a gear change aiding a promising two-year-old filly to “fly” at Hawkesbury on Tuesday. Hawkesbury’s ...
Read More

Apprentice Leah Kilner On Loan To Waterhouse/Bott Stable

Talented leading Mid North Coast/Northern Rivers apprentice, Leah Kilner, is now on loan to the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott ...
Read More

Notice: Licence Renewals - Current Licenses Expire On Sunday (30th June)

Notice: Trainers, Jockeys, Apprentice Jockeys, Approved Riders, Bookmakers & Rider Agents – Licence Renewals now available. The Single National System ...
Read More

O'Driscoll Set To Continue Cup Feeling At Port Macquarie

By Rod Fuller Following a superb victory in last week’s Wauchope Cup, O’Driscoll looks set to repeat the dose in ...
Read More
Racing NSW Apps
Mobile Version
Industry Links