Melbourne Cup Winners List: Every Melbourne Cup winner since 2000 to now

Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, when she piloted Prince Of Penzance to victory in 2015.

“To think that (trainer) Darren Weir has given me a go and it’s such a chauvinistic sport, I know some of the owners were keen to kick me off, and John Richards and Darren stuck strongly with me, and I put in all the effort I could and galloped him all I could because I thought he had what it takes to win the Melbourne Cup and I can’t say how grateful I am to them,” Payne said after the race.

“I want to say to everyone else, get stuffed, because women can do anything and we can beat the world.”

Michelle’s brother Stevie, who strapped the horse, became almost as famous as his sister, highlighting the abilities of people with Down Syndrome.

Payne’s win was later immortalised in a movie, Ride Like a Girl.

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