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Payne makes marquee appearance at Melb Cup

AAP logoAAP 1/11/2016

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been mobbed by fans and the media during an appearance at the Birdcage Marquees.

Wearing the in-trend colour of pink with a flower headpiece, the jockey stood out as a fashionable figure early on Tuesday before her two races.

Jockey Michelle Payne in the Birdcage © AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy Jockey Michelle Payne in the Birdcage Payne will not be riding in the $6.2 million race this year, but said she was very excited to be watching the Melbourne Cup from Flemington.

Olympia Valance poses at the Emirates Marquee on Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 5, 2016. Spring Racing Carnival fashions on the field 2016
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