Injured jockeys involved in a horror fall at Tamworth racecourse have suffered broken bones and spinal fractures.
Josh Adams has lower lumbar spine fractures that appear stable but may require transfer to Newcastle, he also suffered a femur fracture that will need surgery after he was thrown from his horse in race two on Sunday.
Adams was one of five riders forced from their saddles after Son Of A Dun ridden by Greg Ryan collapsed as the result of a heart attack at the 900 metre mark.
Apprentice jockey Wendy Peel walked back to the jockey room after Sunday's fall, once in hospital doctors discovered a nasty shoulder fracture that will require surgery.
Peel is being transferred to Sydney for treatment by Dr David Duckworth on Monday.
The racing community has rallied around the jockeys, trainers and horse owners after the incident, Tamworth Jockey Club general manager Wade Berryman said.
"That level of support will continue going forward as the jockeys recover," he said.
"The mood at the races was subdued after that fall, everyone viewing it elsewhere was very concerned but the races continued and everyone enjoyed themselves the rest of the afternoon.
"Most people, particularly country people have been very respectful."
A bad collarbone fracture means Rachel King will also require surgery in Sydney during the week.
Two horses died as a result of the incident, Son Of A Dun collapsed after a heart attack and another horse was euthanised due to injuries sustained in the fall.
Luckily Wellington-based Kath Bell-Pitomac and Dubbo's Ryan both escaped the incident relatively unscathed, Ryan suffered a mild concussion and was discharged from hospital on Sunday night.
Bell-Pitomac will remain in hospital for a couple of days after she suffered a concussion and possible broken ribs.
Ryan's knock was severe enough for him to be ruled out of riding at Narromine on Monday.