Kembla Grange trainer Theresa Bateup's leading jockey Jess Taylor has avoided surgery after a fall on her property at Pheasant's Nest.
According to Racing NSW, Taylor suffered spinal fractures to her L1, 2 and 3 vertebrae, as well as rib fractures and liver laceration, but was in a stable condition in Sydney's Liverpool Hospital.
"These fractures are minimal and don't require surgery," Doctor David Duckworth said in a statement.
"Under the circumstances, no operations required at this stage, so it's just going to be time, they were going to reassess and come up with a treatment plan," Bateup told Sky Racing.
"We're all thinking of you Jess, all my owners have been sending messages through and wishing you well. So hopefully you'll bounce back soon.
"Just one of those things, I know the horse she came off and you can't picture him doing something like that."
Taylor had 35 winners this season, including the Wagga Gold Cup in May.
Bateup missed out on adding another victory to her recent run of success, when Club Legend battled on to record a dead-heat for second with Kerry Parker's Misty Brook at Hawkesbury on Thursday.
However, she will be hoping Monegal can add a Randwick triumph to three impressive wins at Rosehill this preparation on Saturday, as well as Magico Hombre running at Kembla Grange, who broke his Maiden at Wagga earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Nindamos only had one win for Brett Lazzarini, but his crown as the Kembla Grange horse of the year is reflection of the new stable's rise.
The soon-to-be five-year-old finished atop the annual pointscore on 28, ahead of Gwenda Markwell's Pioneer on 25 and James Cummings' Whispered on 24.
And it was success on a Soft 6 in a Conditional Benchmark 70 over 1200m at Kembla Grange in May - his second run for Lazzarini, transferred from Amy Usher, after previously being in the Godolphin camp - which ensured his top placing.
The Exceeed And Excel gelding has had four wins from 15 career starts, including a second at Canterbury on a Good track.
Markwell again dominated the Kembla Grange trainers premiership with 17 wins for the season, for a return of $349,210, ahead of Robert and Luke Price with seven ($113,830) and Kerry Parker six ($97,090).
Cummings (133 points) edged out Markwell (124) in the overall trainers title, with Peter and Paul Snowden third on 82.
The trainers and jockeys' titles are decided on the 3-2-1 points system from the result of each race, while the horse of the year award is determined with up to eight points on offer for all non-Maiden races.
Latham riding high at Kembla
Keagan Latham's Maiden-breaking ride on the Gwenda Markwell-trained Doctor Mancini last week propelled him to the Kembla Grange jockey's premiership.
Latham edged out Chad Lever on the 3-2-1 pointscore, while 1.5-kilogram claimer Tom Sherry was a dominant winner among the apprentices.
The new season begins on Saturday with a six-race card starting at 1.14pm.
Kembla Grange trainers: Gwenda Markwell 17 winners, Robert and Luke Price 7, Kerry Parker 6.
Overall trainers: James Cummings (Godolphin) 133 points, Gwenda Markwell 124, Peter and Paul Snowden 82.
Jockeys: Keagan Latham 87, Chad Lever 84, Travis Wolfgram 57.
Apprentices: Tom Sherry 56, Cejay Graham 42, Brock Ryan 39.
Horse of the year: Nindamos (Brett Lazzarini) 28, Pioneer (Gwenda Markwell) 25, Whispered (James Cummings) 24, Destiny's Hero (Jason Coyle) 23.
Backlash as Bowman is banned for fall
Hugh Bowman admits the social media reaction to his role in a race day fall has taken a toll on him and his family.
The top jockey and regular rider of champion Winx was on Thursday suspended for six weeks for careless riding aboard Smart Image at the final meeting of the 2019-20 season at Rosehill.
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 horse was unable to be saved.
Bowman admitted the incident had impacted him, as had comments on social media, maintaining his position that he took due care aboard Smart Image and other factors contributed to the scrimmage.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge of careless riding and said while head-on footage showed there was insufficient room for his horse between Mr Colorful and Hot 'N' Hazy, the rear angle presented a different case.
Bowman did admit his timing might have been slightly out because he had not ridden in a race for five weeks.
"Unfortunately, the injuries sustained to Andrew, they're not life-threatening but they're significant," Bowman said.
"I've been found careless and despite the fact of pleading not guilty, I am remorseful the incident happened." AAP