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Melbourne Cup Michelle Payne's drugs ban will not feature in the film

A film documenting Michelle Payne’s historic rise to Melbourne Cup glory will controversially leave out details of the star jockeys four-week drugs ban.

The film, Ride Like A Girl, is being directed by Australian actress Rachel Griffiths. Ride Like A Girl will portray the life of Michelle Payne, the youngest girl in a family of eight jockeys, determined to defy all odds and become the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

But according to Griffiths there will be no mention of Payne’s recent four-week ban after testing positive for appetite suppressants in June this year.

“Our movie finishes at the Melbourne Cup,” Griffiths told The Daily Telegraph.

“Unlike boxing, those drugs are legal, they are weight-losing drugs and jockeys do need to lose 2kg by Saturday, but they can’t be in their system on race day,”

Griffiths was quick to defend Payne and denied that the Melbourne Cup winning jockey was a cheat.

“And with Michelle’s health issues, they didn’t clear her system as they normally would have, so I think people understand now it’s not a cheating situation, it was a quick headline.”

“Everybody in racing knows she is not a cheat, she is amazing,” Rachel said.

The film reportedly has a budget of $15 million but as of yet no details have been released as to who will play the jockey when the film hits the big screen.

Michelle Payne made recent headlines after storming out of a press conference and swearing at an Ascot official in a recent visit to the UK.

 
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