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Groundbreaking Melbourne Cup winning-jockey Michelle Payne makes bombshell retirement announcement

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has confirmed that she will retire from racing after this season to focus primarily on training horses.

The 38-year-old stopped the nation when she rode Prince of Penzance to victory in the 2015 Melbourne Cup and become the first female jockey to lift the trophy in the history of the race.

Payne never imagined the path the groundbreaking victory would lead her on, but she has finally decided that she needs a change of pace.

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Article written by: JAMES COONEY

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