A jockey has been knocked unconscious and suffered a collapsed lung after her horse rolled on top of her when it fell shortly after a race.
Raquel Clark, 26, was racing four-year-old mare called Goodgee at Morphette races, in Adelaide‘s south west, on Saturday afternoon.
She had passed the finish line by more than 200 metres when Goodgee tripped on another horse’s heels and tumbled.
Another horse riding behind Ms Clark then trampled her, Adelaide Now reported.
Raquel Clark, 26, was knocked unconscious when her horse rolled over her on Saturday
Paramedics declared her critical when they arrived at 4.30pm but she regained consciousness and her condition was downgraded to stable.
Ms Clark’s manager Warren Conroy said she was not complaining of any particular pain and had responded well to the paramedic’s tests.
She is now in Royal Adelaide Hospital where she will stay overnight to undergo assessments and scans.
Conroy said she has been cleared of neck fractures or breaks but her left lung had partially collapsed.
She is expected to have complete concussion tests in coming days.
In December 2015 Ms Clark, who is formerly from Tasmania, was placed into an induced coma after she was trampled by her horse, Lingo, before a race at Spreyton.
The horse bucked her off then dragged her.
It was feared she had suffered a serious head injury but she escaped with sore shoulders and facial abrasions.
The award-winning jockey was placed in an induced comma three years ago when she was trampled before a race
Ms Clark moved to South Australia in 2017 and has made a name for herself within the racing community.
In August she won the title of the SA jockey of the Year and Apprentice Jockey of the Year.
The accident follows the death of female jockeys Mikaela Claridge, 22, and Melanie Tyndall, 32, which shook the racing industry three months ago.
Claridge, who had recently married, was killed during training at a Melbourne race course on August 30 before Tyndall died the following day while competing in Darwin.
Last month, self-published author John Payne revealed in his book ‘Their Last Ride – The Fallen Jockeys of Australia’ that 950 riders have been killed since racing began in Australia in the 1790s.
There were an average of 18 deaths annually before 1906 but in the past decade it has dropped to two.
Raquel Clark, 26, pictured dressed up for a racing event last month