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MELANIE WHELAN: Gender should not lead safety issue of riding half-tonne horse

Melanie Whelan
Updated September 6 2019 - 10:58am, first published September 3 2019 - 3:00pm
TURNING POINT: Ballarat jockey Michelle Payne has inspired women and girls across the nation as the first female to ride a Melbourne Cup winner. Picture: Lachlan Bence
TURNING POINT: Ballarat jockey Michelle Payne has inspired women and girls across the nation as the first female to ride a Melbourne Cup winner. Picture: Lachlan Bence

WE KNOW the racing industry is a chauvinistic sport - Michelle Payne made this clear when she won the 2015 Melbourne Cup with her defiant "get stuffed" to all who doubt.

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