Riding on Prince of Penzance, Michelle Payne wins Melbourne Cup

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Trainer Darren Weir (L) and jockey Michelle Payne celebrate with their cups after emerging victorious with their horse -- Prince of Penzance -- in race 7 the Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the A$6.2 million (£2.9 million) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday as she rode rank outsider Prince of Penzance to victory in Australia's richest and most prestigious race. (Reuters Photo)

Trainer Darren Weir (L) and jockey Michelle Payne celebrate with their cups after emerging victorious with their horse -- Prince of Penzance -- in race 7 the Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the A$6.2 million (£2.9 million) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday as she rode rank outsider Prince of Penzance to victory in Australia's richest and most prestigious race. (Reuters Photo)

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Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne (green cap), wins race 7 of the Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne (green cap), wins race 7 of the Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

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Jockey Michelle Payne of Australia (R) thunders ahead of the field on Prince of Penzance on her way to winning the Melbourne Cup, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. (AFP Photo)

Jockey Michelle Payne of Australia (R) thunders ahead of the field on Prince of Penzance on her way to winning the Melbourne Cup, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. (AFP Photo)

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Prince Of Penzance jockey Michelle Payne (R) celebrates with strapper Stevie Payne (L) after winning the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo)

Prince Of Penzance jockey Michelle Payne (R) celebrates with strapper Stevie Payne (L) after winning the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo)

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A band entertains fans as they arrive before the running of the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo)

A band entertains fans as they arrive before the running of the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo)

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The horses run past the post the first time in race 7 of the Melbourne Cup during race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

The horses run past the post the first time in race 7 of the Melbourne Cup during race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

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Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, returns to scale after winning race 7 the Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, returns to scale after winning race 7 the Melbourne Cup during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

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Racegoers dressed up with horses on top hats during the Melbourne Cup race day, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. (Reuters Photo)

Racegoers dressed up with horses on top hats during the Melbourne Cup race day, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. (Reuters Photo)

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Seagulls arrive at the end of the day during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

Seagulls arrive at the end of the day during the Melbourne Cup race day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. (Reuters Photo)

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Racegoers enter Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup day. (AFP Photo)

Racegoers enter Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup day. (AFP Photo)

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