If my GP prescribes medication – Can I take the medication and race ride?

31 Mar 14

If your GP has prescribed medication which you need in order to recover/get well then you should follow your GP’s advice.

However a jockey must inform the Chief Medical Adviser’s office immediately of any notifiable medication prescribed.  If you are unsure, please check with the Medical Department on 020 7152 0138.

If you are taking any medication including over the counter medication, i.e for hayfever or pain relief, these should always be declared if you are chosen to be tested on a racecourse.

Note: you cannot ride in France on any medication.