Corey Brown is a naturally gifted, 2 x Melbourne Cup winning jockey. He won his first Melbourne Cup in 2009 on ‘Shocking’ and took out the 2017 Melbourne Cup on ‘Rekindling’. He seems impervious to pressure and rarely makes a mistake in races, whether he is riding in Group One races at Royal Randwick or Flemington, or a midweek maiden at Warwick Farm.
Corey was born to ride. His grandfather Trevor and father Jack were both successful jockeys in the northern NSW region. Corey is fond of recalling the moment when he made his career choice, “Dad said there were two things he could teach me to do: change tyres or become a jockey. Needless to say, tyres didn’t appeal”. Corey has ridden 33 Group One Winners with his biggest achievement winning the 2009 Melbourne Cup on Shocking.
Corey achieved every jockey’s goal in 2007-08 when he finished the season as the nation’s leading Group One rider with seven majors including five in succession on Apache Cat Lightning Stakes, Australia Stakes, T.J. Smith Stakes, Doomben 10,000 and BTC Cup. The Melbourne Cup carnival of 2009 was, without doubt, one of Brown’s most outstanding achievements in the saddle. In the space of seven days, Corey won the Victoria Derby on Monaco Consul, Melbourne Cup with Shocking and Emirates Stakes on All American. Corey could do no wrong as he swept a hat-trick of majors on the biggest stage in Australian racing.
In 2013, Corey was awarded and extended a Singapore riding license – a period which saw him land 14 winners from 87 rides and grants him the third-highest strike rate of 16.09% among the Singapore jockey ranks.
In 2016 the family moved back to Sydney after three and half years in Singapore, where Corey first made his mark, since he returned having won over 4 Group One races and not only taking out the huge 2017 Melbourne Cup on Rekindling, Corey also took out the 2018 Magic Millions race in the Gold Coast.
Corey is now a regular on our TV screens and is part of Channel Sevens and Racing.com commentary teams for 2020. He is also a brand ambassador for Lexus and Bet Easy. As well as being one of the nation’s most outstanding jockeys, Corey is a dedicated family man – father to three beautiful daughters and married to wife Kylie.