Horse Racing

Linda Meech back riding at Horsham jumpouts after birth of her son

Popular Victorian jockey Linda Meech was back riding at the jumpouts on Monday but punters might need to wait a while longer to see Meech back at the races.

Meech has not ridden since April last year after taking time off for the birth of her son.

Meech also holds a trainer’s licence.

She rode one of her charges at Monday’s Horsham jumpouts and another two-year-old for her partner Mark Pegus.

“I’ve got one in work so I just trialled him,” Meech said.

“It was my first jumpout and I did one for Mark Pegus as well.

“They were just little babies having look around the track.”

Meech has ridden more than 1700 winners but the 40-year-old was unsure when, or if, she would return to the races.

She said she had been building fitness riding trackwork in recent weeks but had no concrete plans.

“I don’t really know what I’m doing. I won’t be doing anything exciting and see what happens,” Meech said.

“I’ve been back riding work for about a month or maybe more so I was fit enough (to ride in jumpouts).

“I’m not sure if I’ll go back race riding or not. I might ride one here or there but I’m not in a big rush.”

Originally published asNew mum Meech back in the saddle

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