$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

A year after winning the Melbourne Cup, Michelle Payne has again made history at Flemington.

Payne is the first person in Victoria to ride a runner she trains at Group level.

A run in the $1 million VRC Oaks on Thursday may still be on the cards for Payne and Queen of Zealand, despite the filly finishing second last in the Group Two Wakeful Stakes.

Payne will wait to see how Queen of Zealand recovers from Saturday’s race before deciding if she will run in the Group One race.

“We’ll see how she pulls up and if she does go to the Oaks we’ll probably leave the ear muffs on her, which she wears to the barriers, but I think it will help her settle in the race.

“I certainly hope she’s got a run in the Oaks because if she relaxes that would be the perfect recipe, so we’ll just see how she goes.”

Queen of Zealand was a bit too keen in her second start for Payne, her fourth overall career start.

“She ran a reasonable race,” Payne said.

“She just over-raced early.”

The Wakeful Stakes was won by Tiamo Grace, a filly trained by Darren Weir.

Payne and Weir took Prince of Penzance to Melbourne Cup glory last year.

Payne was one of the first in Victoria to take out a dual licence when they came in this season.

“I’ve obviously planned for a long time – years and years of watching trainers and learning and obviously riding. That’s what I love.

“Working with horses is a passion for me and it’s not a job.”

To have the first horse she has trained run in a Group Two in only her second race was “unbelievable”.

“You have to aim high and follow your dreams and that’s what I have always done.”

Payne was the only female jockey with a ride on Derby Day, one of the most prestigious days in Australia’s racing calendar.

She does not have a ride in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, a year after making history by becoming the first female jockey to win the $6.2 million race.

“You actually couldn’t believe how much a race could change your life – it’s basically changed it in every way,” she said.

“You can’t really go anywhere without people wanting to grab a photo or being recognised.”

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Prompt Response wins Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara

Consistent mare Prompt Response finally got her Group One win on Saturday and could now have a change in training...

Single Gaze in work with Chris Waller

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller admits to being as surprised as anyone to learn Single Gaze would be joining his...

Harness horse ends up in a lake

A trots horse overnight in France has somehow ended up in a lake in the middle of the racecourse in...

Robert Smerdon appeals lifetime ban

Disqualified trainers Robert Smerdon and Stuart Webb have lodged appeals against their bans with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal....

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.