07/01/2005 12:00AM

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Jockey Lonnie Meche was reinstated to ride on Friday morning following a 45-day suspension for a methamphetamine positive in Texas, and has been named on two mounts Monday at Louisiana Downs. Meche is the twin brother of jockey Donnie Meche, who is serving a seven-month suspension for refusing to submit to a drug test at Oaklawn in March. . . . . Marquis Downs canceled its Friday and Saturday programs because of heavy recent rainfall. Racing is scheduled to resume next Friday.