Jockey Michelle Payne at Stakes Day in Melbourne 


Jockey Michelle Payne opts for old world glamour in a stunning green and black frock as she attends Stakes Day in Melbourne


Michelle Payne got to leave her jockey kit at home when she attended  Stakes Day in Melbourne on Saturday. 

The horse racer  turned heads in a stunning retro frock as she posed on the grounds of Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.

The 36-year-old looked stunning in an emerald green gown in a vintage cut with a full skirt and cinched-in waist. 

Stunner: Michelle Payne (pictured) got to leave her jockey kit at home when she attended Stakes Day in Melbourne on Saturday

Stunner: Michelle Payne (pictured) got to leave her jockey kit at home when she attended Stakes Day in Melbourne on Saturday

For a modern twist, it featured large splashes of black print, as well as small peekaboo cut-outs at the waist. 

It skirted her calves, falling at a classic mid length, and was strapless with a gathered top portion leading to a high neckline. 

Michelle added a pair of strappy black heels to the ensemble, and wore a headband made of the same material as her dress. 

Looking good: The horse racer turned heads in a stunning retro frock as she posed on the grounds of Melbourne 's Flemington Racecourse

Looking good: The horse racer turned heads in a stunning retro frock as she posed on the grounds of Melbourne ‘s Flemington Racecourse

Wow! The 36-year-old looked stunning in an emerald green gown in a vintage cut with a full skirt and cinched-in waist

Wow! The 36-year-old looked stunning in an emerald green gown in a vintage cut with a full skirt and cinched-in waist

For makeup, she chose a natural palette with a hint of pink on her cheeks along with a nude lipstick. 

With her brunette hair pulled off her face to let the headband do the talking, she looked very well put together indeed. 

Michelle also posed alongside journalist Michael Felgate who looked smart in a blue suit. 

Pretty: It skirted her calves, falling at a classic mid length, and was strapless with a gathered top portion leading to a high neckline

Pretty: It skirted her calves, falling at a classic mid length, and was strapless with a gathered top portion leading to a high neckline

Crowning glory: Michelle added a pair of strappy black heels to the ensemble, and wore a headband made of the same material as her dress, with opting for a nude makeup palette

Crowning glory: Michelle added a pair of strappy black heels to the ensemble, and wore a headband made of the same material as her dress, with opting for a nude makeup palette 

The pair are acting as Channel Ten commentators for the races this year. 

The jockey frequently explained that there is a wide misconception held by many when it comes to the treatment of horses in the racing industry.

‘If they saw these horse everyday, they’d see how well cared for and happy they are,’ The 2015 Melbourne Cup winner told Stellar.

At work: Michelle also posed alongside journalist Michael Felgate (left) who looked smart in a blue suit. The pair are acting as Channel Ten commentators for the races this year

At work: Michelle also posed alongside journalist Michael Felgate (left) who looked smart in a blue suit. The pair are acting as Channel Ten commentators for the races this year

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