Jockey Michelle Payne has made history on Tuesday. She became the first female to win Australia’s Melbourne Cup horse race on the back of horse Prince Of Penzance.

Payne, 30, was the only female jockey riding at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday in the A$6.2 million race. It was an almost impossible feat due to a long odds chance of 101-1. Prince Of Penzance, trained by Darren Weir, was followed to the finish line by Max Dynamite and then Criterion

Prince of Penzance was $101 @tabcomau fixed odds. Becomes 4th horse to win at triple figures & first since 1940#MelbourneCup

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