Hugh Bowman has been suspended for six weeks for careless riding following the horror fall at Rosehill last Saturday which resulted in fellow jockey Andrew Atkins being hospitalised and horse Hot 'N' Hazy euthanised.
The suspension was announced on Thursday, and AAP reported the Dundedoo product and top jockey admitted the social media reaction to his role in the fall has taken a toll on he and his family.
Bowman was attempting to angle off the fence on Smart Image near the 300m to position himself outside the heels of the leader, Mr Colorful, ridden by Glyn Schofield.
As he shifted, he made heavy contact with Andrew Adkins' mount Hot 'N' Hazy, which clipped heels and fell.
Adkins broke his leg in two places, fractured a shoulder and suffered several broken ribs.
"The circumstances and the drama of the consequences of what you deem carelessness has made this a very high-profile case, much more so than your standard careless-riding situation," Bowman told stewards.
"That's had an affect on me and my family and I'd like that to be considered."
Presiding stipe Wade Birch said their starting point was a three-month ban, however, given Bowman's outstanding safety record - he has been suspended once for careless riding in the past 12 months - and the number of feature race meetings he will miss, the penalty was reduced to six weeks.