Jockey apprentice Hannah Fitzgerald was placed in a coma after the fall of the Kalgoorlie race

A jockey apprentice remains in an induced coma after falling from his horse on a West Australian racetrack over the weekend.

Hannah Fitzgerald, 18, was displaced from her mountain Neurologic, which ran as number four in the race, shortly after the finish line in race six at the Kalgoorlie Racecourse on Saturday.

7NEWS understands that her horse cut another, she fell and was knocked unconscious. The last race was canceled with other jockeys who were too desperate to continue.

Fitzgerald was taken to Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital with head injuries before being taken by air to Royal Perth Hospital on Saturday night and placed in an induced coma.

She remains there in a stable condition.

Hannah Fitzgerald, 18.
Hannah Fitzgerald, 18. Credit: RWWA

In a statement, Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) CEO Ian Edwards said the organization will continue to provide Hannah and her family with any support they can while a thorough investigation was conducted.

“Our thoughts are with Hannah and her family during this difficult time,” he said.

“Safety and well-being for our race participants is our highest priority, and a thorough investigation of the incident is underway.

“We would like to express our appreciation to the people on the course who have helped Hannah.”

He said RWWA would continue to provide updates on Hannah’s condition where possible.


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