BHA declare Hayley Turner fit to ride

Medical Review Panel allows appeal by leading female jockey

The Medical Review Panel of the British Horseracing Authority yesterday declared Hayley Turner, the well-known female jockey, fit to ride.

Ms Turner’s licence application had been turned down on health grounds arising out of a fall at Newmarket in March of this year. The Panel allowed Ms Turner’s appeal on 9 July 2009 and she can make an immediate return to race riding.

5RB‘s Stephen Bate sat as one of the 3 members of the Panel, chaired by Professor David Silk.