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First female jockey wins Australia's Melbourne Cup

Updated 0452 GMT (1252 HKT) November 3, 2015
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Michelle Payne riding Prince of Penzance celebrates winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on November 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. She is the first female jockey to ever win the revered race. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Michelle Payne rides Prince of Penzance to win Race 7 on Melbourne Cup Day on November 3. Pirates of Penzance was considered an outsider before the race, but came from behind to take the trophy. French-bred horse Max Dynamite came second and New Zealand's Criterion came third. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
A spectator sports an intricate headpiece on Melbourne Cup Day on November 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Race 7 is the one they've all come to see -- a famous race that has been run since 1861. Off the track, racegoers compete for the most creative headwear. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images for the VRC
A general view of Race 3 is pictured during The J.B. Cummings AM Tribute on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 3. It's a public holiday in the state of Victoria so residents can watch the race at the track or various functions. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
A racegoer arrives on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 3 in sunny Melbourne. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images for the VRC
Chad Scofiled rides De Little Engine to win Race 3, the J.B Cummings AM Tribute Plate, on Melbourne Cup Day on November 3. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Glen Boss riding Genuine Lad leads the field around the first bend during Race 3 on November 3. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
A graceful racegoer arrives on Melbourne Cup Day on November 3. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images for the VRC
James Cummings poses with the trophy after Zarzali won Race 2 on Melbourne Cup Day on November 3. Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images
Designer Phillip Rhodes poses on Melbourne Cup Day on November 3. Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images for the VRC
Racegoers with fashionable headpieces pose upon arrival on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 3. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images for the VRC