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Michelle Payne with Ross and John: ‘I thought Bart might’ve been there’

Michelle Payne felt like she had a lot of help as the gates crashed open in the Melbourne Cup.

‘I was in the barriers and said a little prayer to my mum and I was just wondering if (Bart) might’ve been there with me,’ she told Ross and John this morning.

In a fascinating interview with the first woman jockey to win Australia’s richest race, Payne told Ross and John:

  • Why women can ride as well as the blokes
  • Her diet of salmon and Nobu
  • How her proud dad ‘kept it level’ last night

Click play to listen.

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