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Melbourne Cup winning jockey claims another first in Australian racing

Melbourne Cup winning jockey claims another first in Australian racingMichelle Payne has claimed another slice of racing history as the first Victorian dual licence holder to win aboard a horse she trains. Last year, Payne became the first woman to ride a Melbourne Cup winner. Duke Of Nottingham may not reach those heights but his win in a 1200m-maiden at Traralgon on Sunday was special for Payne and her family.
 
Payne said her father Paddy and nephew Sam played a big part at her farm which is called Nottingham after which her first winner is named.
 
"It's a huge thrill" Payne told racing.com.
 
"I've got good people around me and it 's a big team effort. It's a really special win.
 
"And Dad said if we won we'd be getting a new kitchen!."
 
Payne bought Duke Of Nottingham as an unraced horse at mixed horse sale earlier this year and Sunday's win came at his third start.
 

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