Andrew Adkins in hospital with serious injuries after horror fall at Rosehill

Jockey Andrew Adkins is expected to remain in hospital for at least the remainder of the week after he suffered serious injuries on the racecourse.

The 22-year-old was hurt when his mount Hot 'N' Hazy came down in a race at Rosehill on Saturday.

The racehorse clipped heels around the 300m mark when he was sandwiched between Smart Image, ridden by Hugh Bowman and Robbie Dolan's horse Duchess.

Adkins was taken to Westmead Hospital and had surgery on Sunday.

Medics put a rod in his tibia and a plate in his clavicle, while he also had his chest drained after his lung collapsed due to fractured ribs.

Racing NSW's Dr David Duckworth reported Adkins to be recovering in the high dependency ward, where he is expected to remain for a few more days.

Four jockeys, including Bowman, who rode the winner of the 1200m race and was criticised by fans for his manoeuvre, submitted evidence to the stewards in the aftermath.

However the inquiry was adjourned to allow Adkins to give his version of events.

"A post-race veterinary examination revealed Hot 'N' Hazy to have sustained a catastrophic injury to its near-foreleg and the colt was euthanised," the stewards' report said.

"Hot 'N' Hazy was transported to Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Camden, for post-mortem."

Bowman, known for his association with 25-time Group One record-breaker Winx, was having his first ride back from a winter break.

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In the opening race of the star mare's farewell day in April 2019, Adkins broke several bones in another race fall.

He has ridden nearly 300 winners during his seven years in the saddle.

In 2018, he tasted Group One glory on Daysee Doom in the Coolmore Classic.

Adkins will transfer to the orthapaedic ward at an appropriate time in his recovery.

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