A JOCKEY was rushed to hospital with a broken leg and collarbone after a horrific crash during a race.
Andrew Adkins suffered the gruesome injuries after champion jockey Hugh Bowman’s horse appeared to check his which caused an enormous crash in Sydney, Australia.
Adkins’ horse Hot ‘n’ Hazy was treated on the track but was unfortunately put down.
And race stewards will now decide Bowman’s fate.
The incident occurred at Rosehill race course in Sydney.
Hot ‘n’ Hazy’s trainer Danny Williams described it as the “best horse in a decade”.
And fans online were quick to comment on the stomach churning footage with many calling for Bowman to be banned.
One called the move “flat out dangerous”.
Another wrote: “This was the worst riding incident I’ve watched in some time.”
And Australian journalist Daniel Sankey wrote: “We should not be seeing Hugh Bowman for many, many weeks after that.”
Adkins is said to be in good spirits despite his serious injuries.
. @AndrewAdkins103 is awake and off to hospital for further assessment. I will update everyone as soon as I hear anything @ally_mosley pic.twitter.com/5q4vP6zmIt
This was the worse riding incident I’ve watched in some time and thoughts are with Andrew Adkins, Danny Williams, and the connections of Hot ‘n’ Hazy. They are also with @HugeBowman who knows he made a huge mistake and is already paying a hefty price. #horseracing #hughbowman https://t.co/abS0RFFd7O
Andrew Adkins likely has a broken left leg and collarbone and maybe ribs which are sore. But he’s been conscious the while time and there’s no spinal issues. Unfortunately Hot ‘N’ Hazy was euthanized
Sickening fall in the first at Rosehill. Hope Jockey Andrew Adkins is ok. Hugh Bowman won’t want to watch that replay again. Not good. @SEN_track
We should not be seeing Hugh Bowman for many, many weeks after that. Hope Andrew Adkins and Hot ‘n’ Hazy are okay. It didn’t look good for horse or rider.
Gee whiz Hugh, that was just flat out dangerous 🤦🏻♂️
Hope horse and rider are ok 🙏 #Rosehill
Hugh Bowman is about to spend a very, very long time away from racing.
Massive brain fade.