Life as I know it. Michelle Payne and John Harms. 2016.

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Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit by the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they all took on the daily demands of racehorses and a dairy farm as well as school and work. Family meant everything.

Michelle was put on a horse at the age of four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup. At thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup. Her strapped was her brother, Stevie.

when she declared that anyone who said women couldn’t compete with men in the racing industry could ‘get stuffed’, the nation stood up and cheered.

It was a moment that inspired everyone who dreams of beating the odds.