Friederike Ruhle, from Germany.Friederike Ruhle, from Germany. Photo: Supplied

For the second time this year, the tight-knit racing community at Caulfield was in mourning after trackrider Friederike Ruhle was killed in a freak accident early on Wednesday morning, the second such death at the racecourse in six months.

The German-born rider, a trackrider for local trainer Byron Cozamanis, was going through her normal work routines until around 5:30am when she fell from her mount.

The 24-year-old was firstly treated by the on-course ambulance but news of the seriousness of the crash soon spread across the track.