08/28/2008 12:00AM

Corby, English bloodstock agent, killed in crash



British bloodstock agent Tim Corby was killed in a single-car crash Wednesday night that also seriously injured his close friend, trainer Mick Channon. Corby was 63.

Channon, 59, remained hospitalized and was to undergo surgery Friday to repair his injuries. Channon sustained a broken jaw, fractured arm, broken ribs, and a punctured lung in the crash, which occurred as Corby was driving Channon and Channon's 15-year-old son, Jack, home from the Doncaster St. Leger yearling sale in Doncaster, England. According to British media reports, Corby's Mercedes left the road and struck a concrete pillar alongside England's M1 highway.

Jack Channon was reported to have suffered minor injuries.

Corby is survived by his wife, Sheila, and daughter, Adriana.

Corby was part of the buying team for Channon's client, Dubai businessman Jaber Abdullah, but he also owned horses himself. Corby campaigned Katchit, whom he bought for about $27,800 before selling him privately. The gelding then won the 2008 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.