Last Year Melbourne Cup Winner Michelle Payne Banned Over Dual Licence

6 October, 2016

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has expressed disbelief and frustration after being told she will not be able to ride in NSW because she holds a dual training-and-riding licence in Victoria.

“Are they serious?” she asked in a tweet after the ruling.

Racing authorities permit dual licence holders, who are registered both as a jockey and as a trainer, to ride in Victoria, South Australia and some parts of Queensland. But Racing NSW’s policy does not permit dual licence holders to ride, recognising them only as trainers. Read more…