Stawell-based jockey Linda Meech has had an outstanding 2017-18 racing season rewarded, winning the Neville Wilson medal as Country Racing Victory jockey of the year.
Meech had 109 winners in country Victoria from 597 rides in 2017-18, amassing more than $2 million in prizemoney. She narrowly missed out on winning the Victorian premiership, getting pipped in the final week of the season.
“It is a great effort. She does a lot of miles and works hard for her results,” Stawell Racing Club president Ian Nicholson said.
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“She even got to the presentation night late because she was riding at Donald that day.”
Meech, who has had a tremendous career as a jockey, is also working as a trainer now, having set up a training centre at Stawell.