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Age: 23
Nationality: French
Number of rides: 1,200
Winners: 170 (21 wins over jumps)
Prize money: SEK 21 457 431 (€ 2,076,590)
Most important win: Prix Dominique Ingres on Yellow Storm in a trial to the G1 Prix de Diane
Lowest riding weight: 52 kg

Maryline Eon

Maryline Eon from France secured the 2017 Lady Jockey Thoroughbred World Champion title after winning two of the five races at the inaugural event at Bro Park last year, and she will be back in Stockholm this year to defend her title.

Eon joined French trainer Serge Foucher, the man responsible for jump legend Kauto Star’s early career, as an apprentice at the age of 16 in 2011 and had her first win the following year aboard Ridge Opal. 

Now attached to the stable of former Andre Fabre assistant, Alain Couétil, at his base in Senonnes, in the north west of the country, Eon has notched up 170 victories in France including 21 over jumps. She entered the history books in her home country last year by becoming the first female to ride in the Group 1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly.