Jockey Lachlan Scorse was placed in a coma following horror racetrack fall in regional NSW.
Mr Scorse’s horse collapsed during Race 6 at the Manning Valley Race Club in Taree on Sunday afternoon and four jockeys suffered injuries in the four-horse fall.
A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the club at 4.15pm.
Mr Scorse, 19, was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in a critical condition, drifting in and out of consciousness.
In a condition update from Sunday night, Racing NSW confirmed Mr Scorse had been placed in an induced coma and was undergoing scans at the hospital.
On Monday morning, Mr Scorse was still intubated and sedated, meaning he was breathing through a tube.
In the latest update from 4pm, Mr Scorse had been extubated and remained in ICU.
“He is still under close observation for the next 24 hours,” Racing NSW said.
Jockeys Jeff Penza, Courtney Van der Werf and Jeff Kehoe also suffered injuries in the fall, which happened 400m from the finish line.
Mr Penza fractured ribs, an injury to his lung and concussion, Racing NSW said, and he was admitted to ICU on Sunday night.
Ms Van der Werf has a suspected fractured left collarbone.
Mr Kehoe suffered soft tissue bruising to his left leg and right shoulder but he was cleared to go home.
Lachlan Scorse is the son of former jockey Matthew Scorse and grandson of the late Alan Scorse.