A historic day in the world of horse racing. Michelle Payne has become the first female jockey to win Australia's 154 year old Melbourne Cup.
Almandin, who left Germany two years ago, has won one of the world's richest horse races. In a thrilling finish, the 7-year-old beat Heartbreak City by a nose.
For the first time in the Melbourne Cup's 154-year-long history, a female jockey has swept Australia's most prestigious horse race. Australian Prime Minister Turnbull congratulated Michelle Payne on her historic victory.
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