POPULAR Central Queensland jockey Carly-Mae Pye, Alton Downs, near Rockhampton, has passed away from injuries suffered in a fall during a jump out at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton, on Monday.
Since then she has been in an induced coma in Rockhampton Base Hospital with critical head and chest injuries, and died late Tuesday afternoon.
Queensland Racing CEO Darren Condon said Carly-Mae had received the best possible treatment from the medical staff at Rockhampton Base Hospital, but was unable to recover from her injuries.
"Racing Queensland offers its sincerest condolences to Carly-Mae's family and partner Tim Cook," Mr Condon said in a statement.
"Carly-Mae was a true champion of our sport, who will be remembered as a brilliant horsewoman.
He paid tribute to the sparkling 26-year-old rider, describing her as "part of the fabric" of Queensland Racing and the hardest of workers.
"She's one of the salt-of-the-earth racing people.," he said.
"She's probably one of the hardest working people in racing -- I don't think they work any harder."
Carly-Mae had already established herself as a top successful equestrian rider, before she began her racing career in 2006/07 and went on to ride almost 200 winners across Queensland.
“The racing community, particularly in Rockhampton, is in mourning this evening and Racing Queensland will continue to offer its support during this difficult time.”