It was a great media story the moment it happened: Michelle Payne rode into history as the first female jockey to win a Melbourne Cup.
She did so on a horse with 101 to 1 odds, and famously telling those who didn’t believe in women as sports champs they could “get stuffed.”
Add to that her spirited brother, strapper Stevie, and her story is under consideration as a drama project.
FremantleMedia Australia chief executive Ian Hogg declined to expand on the telemovie plans at such an early stage in the process but said: “We’d be mad not to jump on a story as good as Michelle’s.”
Perhaps they can toss in the Jessica Mauboy saga as a comedic subplot?
Sunday Night speaks to Michelle Payne tonight at 7pm.
Source: News Corp