TOP trainer Brett Scott is in a coma in hospital with a bleed on the brain after being kicked in the head by a horse.
The former jockey and star of Australian racing, 50, was airlifted to hospital from his Melbourne base following the horror incident.
Scott has also suffered a fracture but doctors were at least able to stabilise him before putting him in an induced coma, say Racing.com.
The accident happened at Scott's Morning training facility, next to the racecourse which lies about 30 miles south of Melbourne.
Fellow trainer Pat Carey said: "Brett and the Scott family are an integral part of the fabric here at Mornington and we’re all just crossing our fingers and hoping he’s OK.
"He’s extremely well-liked and we’re all here to support him and his wife Kylie during this time."
Australian Trainers' Association CEO Andrew Nicholl said: "All our thoughts are with Brett and his family, it’s still very early in the situation and we should have more information on his condition in the coming hours."
More to follow.
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