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    Posted: 16 Jul 2010 at 3:36pm
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Meech to represent Australia in Morocco

Melbourne jockey Linda Meech is due to represent Australia in Morocco on Friday night in the seventh leg of the Mubarak Ladies World Championship.

Meech will compete against 10 riders from all over Europe and from Canada at the Anfa Racecourse in Casablanca.

The 35-year-old earned her call-up on the back of a brilliant season as she currently sits seventh on the jockeys’ list for Victorian winners with a tally of 75. She has ridden some 1240 winners in her career, which is highlighted by her 2015 Group 1 win on Plucky Belle in the Coolmore Classic.

“I cannot wait to ride in the Arabian race and be part of  the HH Sheikha Fatima Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) in Casablanca,” Meech said.

“I am eager to see and explore Morocco as it appears to be a very beautiful country.”

Meech travelled to Morocco on behalf of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing  Festival.

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She is absolutely flying at the moment. Another double today
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She deserves more opportunities in town. Used to get some rides off Moody but struggling to get a crack at it unfortunately.
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If Michelle Payne has taught us anything, the only reason Meech doesn't get those opportunities is sexist male owners.
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Star. As good as anyone. Back her with extreme confidence. Love how she puts them into the race early and isn't afraid to lead and dictate. When the money goes on Widdison/Morgan runner, double up!!
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Love backing her on a Maher horse. Esp. one on debut. Regularly gets the cash
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Originally posted by Beliskner Beliskner wrote:

If Michelle Payne has taught us anything, the only reason Meech doesn't get those opportunities is sexist male owners.

And what are your thoughts on why she doesn't get more rides in town?
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Originally posted by Beliskner Beliskner wrote:

If Michelle Payne has taught us anything, the only reason Meech doesn't get those opportunities is sexist male owners.


And that is relevant??
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I like backing Linda.   Always gives them their best chance with her rides.
Another girl flying at the moment is Jamie Kah in Adelaide.  
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Couldn't fault her ride on one of mine at Swan Hill a moment ago. Gave it every chance and just got nutted by a tougher older horse. Good rider
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Originally posted by winx winx wrote:

Love backing her on a Maher horse. Esp. one on debut. Regularly gets the cash


Your on the money there. Results since 01.01.2015 prove that

1/01/2015 to 18/10/2016
Career Starts   Bets Win Plc   WOut   WRet   WPrf W%   WPOT
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0                   5   3        500   1480    980 60 196.0

>>> Totals >>>     31   9       3100   4120   1020 29   32.9
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I don't think shes that good of a rider, not city class.
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Originally posted by Beliskner Beliskner wrote:

I don't think shes that good of a rider, not city class.

Agreed
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She is certainly city class ,no doubt about it.
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She can match it with the boys any day of the week.
She was highly rated by P.G Moody as one of the best jockeys in the country.
I have no reasons to not believe him.

Stats don't lie.
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Originally posted by winx winx wrote:

She can match it with the boys any day of the week.
She was highly rated by P.G Moody as one of the best jockeys in the country.
I have no reasons to not believe him.

Stats don't lie.


Agree.

IMO this season is not a large enough sample size to determine her standing though.

If you look at her career strike rate, it's 13%. 

The likes of Bowman, McDonald, Pike & Oliver run at 17%.

Meech got to ride a lot of Moody's in the country in recent years. A comparable is possibly Rawiller with Weir. Both were/are dominant trainers. Rawiller's strike rate is 17%.

I have her a rung below the very top riders, but certainly wouldn't be jumping off a horse I liked if she was aboard.
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Keep knocking her and she'll keep winning
Another double figure priced winner that I backed
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Leading the Vic premiership



Victoria Jockey Premiership
1-Aug-2016 to 20-Nov-2016

Previous Season (01-Aug-2015 to 31-Jul-2016)
Jockey Name     1st     2nd     3rd     4th     5th     Prize Money     Strike Rate     Starts
Linda Meech     46     27     29     25     15     $811,251.00     20.40%     226
Dean Yendall     42     40     43     33     20     $1,952,755.00     15.50%     271
Dwayne Dunn     40     28     25     18     22     $3,638,475.00     16.80%     238
Jamie Mott     36     37     26     28     32     $792,537.00     14.00%     258
John Allen     36     33     30     21     17     $972,022.00     17.60%     205
Damian Lane     32     53     25     34     21     $2,586,640.00     10.80%     296
Damien Oliver     31     27     32     23     17     $2,929,300.00     14.60%     212
Luke Nolen     30     24     20     22     15     $1,369,019.00     16.00%     188
Regan Bayliss     29     22     25     16     19     $1,420,470.00     14.90%     195
Brad Rawiller     28     20     16     10     17     $2,132,945.00     21.20%     132
Michael Walker     27     17     28     15     18     $1,254,035.00     12.30%     219
Jarrod Fry     26     20     21     24     16     $423,967.00     12.70%     205
Andrew Mallyon     26     16     17     15     19     $441,417.00     19.10%     136
Beau Mertens     23     20     13     14     17     $626,894.00     14.60%     157
Mark Zahra     23     15     16     18     9     $1,927,010.00     17.30%     133
Patrick Moloney     21     21     17     20     22     $973,742.00     10.20%     206
Ryan Maloney     21     21     15     17     14     $595,965.50     11.70%     180
Michael Dee     21     19     11     26     19     $939,749.00     09.90%     212
Harry Coffey     20     21     19     23     16     $443,543.00     11.00%     182
Jack Hill     20     20     22     26     25     $386,830.00     10.50%     190
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great effort that.
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Not a bad effort for a sheila Thumbs Up  Especially as we all know,  because we keep getting told by the experts, that sheilas are not as strong  riders as men LOL
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Meech is one of a handful of jockeys I never think twice about when she is on one I like. Bloody good jockey and it's a shame she doesn't get more rides in town.
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Originally posted by James James wrote:

Meech is one of a handful of jockeys I never think twice about when she is on one I like. Bloody good jockey and it's a shame she doesn't get more rides in town.


Agree James. After a win and short head second from 2 rides on one I'm involved in she gets replaced by a male jockey. As she was still riding at the same meeting it made zero sense to me.

However when you own a share in a multi syndicated horse you just have to cop it.

Can only assume the trainer made the decision.
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She's a ripper
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The failure of Victoria and NSW racing authorities to see eye-to-eye regarding jockeys who hold a licence to both ride and train in Victoria has taken another scalp.

Linda Meech is one of a handful of jockeys who has been permitted to start training racehorses in Victoria, but the second-best jockey in the state - with 84 winners, behind Dean Yendall (94) - is not permitted to ride in New South Wales due to their stance on dual licence holders.

That means Meech, who has the sixth-highest winner count of any jockey Australia-wide this season, will not be able to keep the ride on the Peter Morgan-trained Sircconi, who is bound for the Inglis Sires' (1400m) worth $1 million at Randwick on April 1.

Meech - who has ridden Sircconi in all three career starts including a groundbreaking win in the Group 2 VRC Sires' (1400m) at Flemington in March - said while it was disappointing not to be able to keep the ride, she had made her bed with the rule early doors.

"I knew it was a chance of happening when I took out my trainer's licence. It's a bit disappointing, but nothing you can do about it," Meech said.

"Not that I know of [the rule will change soon]. When one door closes, another one opens.

"I was lucky enough to pick up a ride on one of Lloyd Williams' horses [at Bendigo Saturday-week], so Sircconi helped me pick up something new, so you just work with what you've got.

"I can't go to Sydney, so I make the most of what I can get here in Victoria."
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I support NSW stance on this, I don't want to see trainers riding.
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Originally posted by Sneck Sneck wrote:

I support NSW stance on this, I don't want to see trainers riding.

She hasn't even had a runner before and doesn't have any horses in work
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RVL could counter the stupidity with temporary suspension or disqualification... find some sort of loophole that allows them to keep riding and, come Monday, reinstate the training license.

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Congratulations to Linda for winning the first at Wodonga. Now on 112 winners Aus wide , which is a new record for most wins recorded in a season by a female. Previous record was held equally by Linda and Clare Lindop at 111
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Thumbs Up  She's a mile better than many of the male city riders 
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