MELBOURNE Cup winning jockey Corey Brown from Wingham has had successful surgery to correct an unstable fracture in his back following a fall at Eagle Farm.
Brown was taken to a Brisbane hospital after his mount, Lord Arthur, broke a back leg and fell in the Queensland Derby on Saturday, News Corp reported.
Lord Arthur was euthanised 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 on Sunday.
Queensland Jockeys Association president Glenn Prentice said the surgery on a fracture to Brown's T7 vertebra had gone well.
Brown rode three winners at Taree on Friday, although he was unplaced in the Corey Brown Cup, a race named in his honour by the Manning Valley Race Club.
A Syeny premiership winner, Brown won the Melbourne Cup in 2009 on Shocking and on Rekindling in 2017.