Ride Like a Girl

Ride Like a Girl

The inspirational true story of jockey Michelle Payne, who beat catastrophic injury and odds of a 100-1, to become the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

The story of Michelle Payne, who in 2015 became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, will be told on the silver screen in what the film's director hopes will be a testament to "true Australian grit."

Australian actor Rachel Griffiths will make her directorial debut for the film Ride Like A Girl.

The film stars Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) as Michelle Payne and Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jurassic Park, The Piano) as her father who raised Michelle and her nine siblings as a single father.

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Release date 26 September 2019

Review: Ride Like a Girl


"Teresa Palmer is totally convincing as Michelle; Sam Neill so solid as Paddy, and Michelle's brother Stevie is touching, playing himself in the film. I think Rachel Griffiths has come into her own as director, she understands performance and she also understands the emotional core of her story. The inclusion of documentary footage of Michelle and her life is an interesting addition, grounding Ride Like A Girl in its reality. The film is actually a moving cinema experience. Four Stars!"

Four Stars Review - Margaret Pomeranz


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Melbourne Cup Day 2024

Michelle Payne

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