Former Jockey Colin Brown has joined Three Valleys Radio’s Racing Show with all the news from racing hot spot Lambourn.
Colin Brown was best known for his association with the famous steeplechaser Desert Orchid. He rode the grey horse in more than half his races, a total of 42 starts, winning 17 times.
Many of Brown’s successes were achieved through his association with Desert Orchid’s trainer, David Elsworth. During his 16-year career, he rode more than 400 winners, among them Barnbrook Again in the 1987 Irish Sweeps Hurdle, Burrough Hill Lad, Combs Ditch and Floyd, winner of the 1985 Imperial Cup, 1987 Fighting Fifth Hurdle and 1988 Kingwell Hurdle. He rode the 1989 Grand National winner Little Polveir when completing the course in the 1986 Grand National and when falling in the 1987 Grand National. He also partnered the 1988 Grand National winner, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason, to victory in the Mildmay Cazalet Memorial Chase at Sandown Park three months before his win at Aintree Racecourse. Brown retired as a jockey after riding at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17, 1988.