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Michelle Payne banned from racing in New South Wales

State’s racing board upholds its bar on jockeys who also hold trainer’s licences, citing ‘integrity issues’

Michelle Payne, the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup, has been banned from racing in New South Wales after the state’s racing board upheld its ban of jockeys who also hold trainer’s licences.

The issue came to a head this month when Payne was barred from riding the horse Grey Street at Randwick because she held a dual licence to ride and train in Victoria.

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