Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne has reportedly stormed out of a press conference in London on Thursday to promote Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Cup.
It is reported that Payne swore at an Ascot official after she was asked to stay longer having complained of feeling unwell.
Michelle is in the UK to ride in Saturday’s Shergar Cup day at Ascot.
Payne won the 2015 Melbourne Cup aboard Prince Of Penzance at triple figure odds.
Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne walked out of a media event in London and swore at an @Ascot official. She rides on Shergar Cup Day 🏇
— My Racing Tips (@myracingtips) August 10, 2017
Early in the conference Michelle addressed the media and answered reporters questions, watch some of those below.
Twitter blew up over the news she swore at an official and walked out:
Are they still planning on making that Michelle Payne movie? Another scene to be added from today. She's stormed out a press event swearing pic.twitter.com/X495wGQGpf
— The Punt (@ThePunter) August 10, 2017
The spirit of the Shergar Cup #MichellePayne
— Harriet (@HattieLFuller) August 10, 2017
Michelle Payne seems to have a bit of an attitude problem. Maybe she's taken too much Phentermine.
— TheGeeGee's (@RacingOnTheFlat) August 10, 2017