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The woman who stopped the nation

Her life is being made into a film, and next month she’ll be honoured with a prestigious award overseas. But it’s the less glamorous side of the horse racing that spurs on Michelle Payne READ MORE...

Queen of Zealand set for Derby Day

Queen of Zealand is set to run in the Group 2 Mumm Wakeful Stakes over 2000m at Flemington this Saturday. Regardless of the result, history will be made as Michelle becomes the first person in Victoria to ride and train a runner at Group level. READ MORE...

New Stable Arrival – Queen of Zealand

Very excited to be training the stakes placed filly Queen of Zealand. She has settled in very well and we now start our ambitious journey to try and win the 2016 Oaks. Thanks again for my owners for their trust and support. READ MORE...

Michelle Payne – The Great Unmade Aussie Sport Story

Celebrated Australian actor Rachel Griffiths says Michelle Payne’s journey to Melbourne Cup victory is the greatest untold Australian sporting story, one she can’t wait to tell.


In an interview to air Sunday April 10, the star says she ‘stalked’ Michelle at a Sydney race meeting, knowing she had to secure the rights to her story.

“It’s an amazing story. It’s National Velvet isn’t it, she’s our National Velvet,” Rachel Griffiths tells Sunday Night citing the classic movie starring Elizabeth Taylor about a triumphant female rider.

“I think Michelle’s story is the great unmade Aussie sport story.”

A warm friendship developed between the respected Hollywood actor and Michelle, who did an exclusive interview with Melissa Doyle after she became the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup in November 2015.

The moment was life changing and has at times been another tough ride for Michelle, whose days of anonymity are behind her.

Read the full story at Yahoo7.