Michelle Payne wins first race since horrific fall

Michelle Payne is back! A big congratulations to Ms Payne for her first win since her tragic fall last year. After
Michelle Payne is definitely back!

Michelle Payne is back! A big congratulations to Ms Payne for her first win since her tragic fall last year. After exactly a year since Ms Payne was on Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup, she beat the odds and surprised those who doubted her. Ms Payne rode Tavi Bay to win race one of the Red Rock Deli Plate on Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on Wednesday beating Spanner Head and Champagne Ready. “Henry (Dwyer) prepared her beautifully first up, he’s a great young trainer,” Ms Payne said. “He trialled her last week and Hell Or Highwater looked to have the better of her in the trial, but she improved off that. “Henry was confident and we got the money so it’s great.”
Trainer Henry Dwyer was ecstatic about getting his first win during the Melbourne spring carnival and was certainly pleased about Ms Payne’s ride.

“Terrific ride by Michelle there, as you would have seen,” Dywer said.

“Really big thrill, first winner I’ve ever had over Cup week.”

Look at her go! This is what determination and self belief looks like.

Just last month, Michelle Payne’s dreams of riding again was almost crushed when owners of Prince of Penzance, the horse she rode to victory last year, told her to consider retiring. But everything started to change when she was suddenly given a chance to ride again but on a different horse, Lucky Liberty, in a race at Sale in Victorias. She didn’t end up winning but that lost definitely did not stop Ms Payne from winning this time.

The minute Ms Payne and Tavi Bay won the race, social media users exploded with joy.

Do you have any words for Michelle Payne?

  1. phyllis clarke  

    good on you girl go ride on

  2. Judy Tharle  

    Brilliant ride Michelle. Congratulations and best wishes for your future rides. You go girl!!!

  3. Valerie  

    Congratulations Michelle,a great ride stay safe ,From Valerie Perth W.A

  4. Jenny Rubie  

    Michelle, you are a champion & a great role model for all the young girls trying to make it in the man’s world of horse racing. Keep up the good work for as long as you love doing it.

  5. Elizabeth Tazewell  

    Brilliant ride by a determined young lady congratulations!

  6. Beautiful ride Michelle, your a special young lady. Let’s hope some of these top trainers realize what a talent they are missing out on not using this brilliant young lady jockey. Keep Safe.

  7. Jacqueline  

    Good for you Michelle. Take good care of yourself.

  8. Elizabet  

    Never doubted you for a minute ! you are a real champion keep doing what you are passionate about .

  9. Diana  

    Michelle, you are a wonderful young woman – but do please take care of yourself, pet.

  10. Cheryl Bridgland  

    Congrats Michelle you showed em. But please be safe you have nothing to prove you have done it.

  11. Perrie Reutens  

    Never doubted for a nano second what a brilliant coragious lass you are, your riding ability and feel for a horse is palatable….. Even the horses you ride know your soecial and try their heart out for you as you do yours…. Well deserved, you have many many loyal fans, …….

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