Corey Brown Reunites With Angela Davies On Shebrings Diamonds

Angela Davies returns to town and one time “wild boy” Corey Brown is happy to help out.

Davies, who trains an expanding team of thoroughbreds on the Central Coast, heads to Canterbury on Wednesday.

Considered a strike trainer Davies doesn’t usually front up in the big smoke with debutante’s but Shebrings Diamonds is stepping out for the first time and Brown is on board.

“We think she has a bit of ability and we are going to find out,” Davies said on Tuesday.

“She wont run if the track is heavy, you don’t want to start them first time out on a heavy track.”

Davies reckons the daughter of Sebring “goes good” and added “goes nice, haven’t had her off the bridle yet and we’re hoping she finds plenty more when she does”.

A $200,000 purchase out of the Magic Millions Sale ring Shebrings Diamonds is one of 11 horses Davies has in work at Gosford where she has a training property.

“We also paid half a million for a Sebring at the same sale,” Davies said.

“He hasn’t raced yet, he’ll trial next month. They are basically owned by Ron Stel Thoroughbreds, Ron Burns and Ron Puiatti have been loyal supporters of mine for a while now.

“They’ve started letting me spend a bit of money and we are having a bit of luck.”

Included among those is She’s A Stalker which won a major Magic Millions event at Wyong last year.

“She’ll trial at Newcastle next week and we heading to for those good fillies races at the Scone Cup carnival,” Davies said.

“She is part of an expanding team. I’ve got 11 in work now and that’ll do me.

“It is treble the number I usually have in work but over the last six months a few more horses have arrived.

“I’m getting more clients, they obviously think I can train, it is all good.”

And Davies played a major role in the development of Brown into a jockey with an international reputation.

A Sydney premiership winner, who held his own in Hong Kong, before returning to win a Melbourne Cup, Brown is heading to France at the end of the autumn carnival.

“He was apprenticed to Bobby Law at Gosford,” Davies recalled.

“He used to stay at my place, spend a bit of time here. He was only about 16 or 17, he used to practise using the whip riding under my carport.

“We put a punching bag on a couple of eskys, put a saddle on the punching bag and he’d take the whip to it.

“He was a bit of a wild child but he could ride. I remember telling him it was time to go to Sydney, I wasn’t the only one, and he kicked a goal immediately.

“He has never looked back. Unless I’ve got something that goes OK I don’t like putting him on, I don’t want to waste his time, but when I venture to town and think they can win I’ll ask him to ride them and he rarely lets me down.

“He is a real good bloke, a real good mate.”

By Craig Young

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