Michelle Payne first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup as Prince of Penzance triumphs

By Simon Jackson. Michelle Payne created history as the first female jockey to win the Emirates Melbourne Cup when winning Australia’s greatest race on 100-1 shot Prince of Penzance. The Darren Weir-trained six-year-old belied his long odds after travelling well throughout the race for his 30-year-old jockey. The pair swept to the lead 200metres out…

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