Jockey Michael Hackett was dislodged from his mount following an incident during race 2 at Tomingley picnics on Saturday, 27th April 2019.
Update at 2pm on Monday, 20th May:-
Racing NSW's Dr Duckworth reports that Michael is still at Liverpool Hospital awaiting to be transferred to Westmead for rehabilitation. Michael is awake most of the time and is talking but is still quite confused. His short term memory is poor and will just take time to improve. Michael recognises friends and family but is still a little drowsy. It will take many weeks for him to get over this injury.
Update at 4pm on Monday, 6 May:-
Michael Hackett continues to make small steps. He was more awake on Sunday night opening his eyes for 5 minutes and he spoke a few words. He has been a lot more sleepy today. It's just a waiting game now for him to slowly wake up.