She's the Aussie jockey who was catapulted to international fame after beating 100 to one odds to win the Melbourne Cup.
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In 2015, Michelle Payne became the first woman to win the prestigious race in its 155-year history.

Now, a film from Aussie screen legend Rachel Griffiths will retell Payne's incredible story, overcoming 15 years of knock-backs to cement herself in Australian sporting folklore.

Payne and Griffiths sat down with The Project's Lisa Wilkinson to share the story of their first meeting ahead of the release of 'Ride Like A Girl' -- Griffiths' first feature film as director.