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Ride Like a Girl (2019)

Ride Like a Girl (2019)
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  • Director(s) :

    Rachel Griffiths

    Producer(s) :

    Richard Keddie, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Montague-Delaney

  • Cast :

    Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Brooke Satchwell, Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski, Zara Zoe, Sophia Forrest, Shane Bourne, Dawn Brennan, Karen Brennan, Benjamin Bartlett, Mick Molloy, Annaliese Apps

  • Cinematographer (DoP) :

    Martin McGrath

    Music Director :

    David Hirschfelder

  • Production House :

    100 to 1 Films, The Film Company


Michelle Payne was always warned she could never be a world class jockey. She was not tough enough. She was not a man. But as the youngest daughter of a mad-cap family of jockeys, Michelle fights for every opportunity to ride hard and race fast. It’s Michelle’s father Paddy and her family who champion her ambition, despite early failures, broken bones, and a tragic family death on the racecourse. Maverick trainer Darren Weir also sees Michelle’s unmistakable talent, intelligence, true grit and most of all, indomitable spirit; and it’s under his watchful eye that Michelle gets a shot at the ‘impossible’- riding Prince of Penzance in the 2015 Melbourne Cup.

Ride Like a Girl is a 2019 Australian biographical sports drama film directed by Rachel Griffiths in her feature film directing debut and starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. It is based on the true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015.

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