Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne flown to Melb hospital

Champion jockey Michelle Payne has taken to social media to thank supporters for their well wishes following her fall at a race meet in Mildura.

The Melbourne Cup winning hoop was on board Dutch Courage on Monday afternoon when she came off.

Track medics assessed her injuries and she was taken to a local hospital, before being flown to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne just hours later to undergo further tests.


Initial scans gave Michelle the all clear, but she confirmed via Twitter that she would have further checks on her pancreas and liver.

Investigations are underway to work out what caused the accident.