She's all about female empowerment.
Michelle Payne has made history as the first female jockey to ever win the Melbourne Cup! The 30-year-old jockey won the $6.2 million race riding Prince of Penzance on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, a date that will be remembered for a long time. As everyone is talking about the race that stops the nation, we're taking a moment to put the spotlight on the woman who has the nation talking. Keep reading for some fast facts about the inspirational Michelle.