Brown Gets Snitzel Despite Ordering Salade

By: Ryan Clark
March 29th, 2011

Despite a last minute attempt to jump ships Corey Brown will remain the jockey on board Hot Snitzel for the 2011 Golden Slipper.

Just hours earlier he had tried to get a release from the horse in a bid to lift his chances with a ride on Salade.

Brown had earlier ridden Salade for a win in the Pago Pago Stakes and run the horse well into contention for the Slipper.

The problems came when Brown was offered the ride on Salade in the main event and he accepted it despite having already been booked on Hot Snitzel.

He and has manager began talks with both parties with a decision made to honour his original commitment.

“Corey wanted to continue his association with Salade but we asked him to honour his commitment to Hot Snitzel,” Triple Crown’s Michael Ward said.

“He is professional and naturally we are pleased he will be riding our horse.

“I’d like to think the horse is a sneaky chance with a bit of luck.”

To his credit Brown didn’t draw out the issue too much and always knew he was unlikely to make the switch.

“The last thing I want to do is cause any dramas,” Brown said at the time.

“It’s not my thing to be jumping on and off horses. At least I’ve got a ride in the race.”

Hot Snitzel is the first Golden Slipper runner to represent Triple Crown but is a long shot to claim the race.

Brown was the jockey who won with Hot Snitzel on debut at Rosehill late last year.

He has not won a race since then with his last competitive run coming in the Skyline Stakes where he was narrowly beaten.

The Golden Slipper will be run at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday April 2nd with a full field of 16 entered.

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