Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne is fined $ 1,000 for branding a horse owner a & # 39; pig & # 39; in a shocking Twitter tirade after he dropped a female rider
- The first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup shot Brae Sokolski online
- She called him a & # 39; pig & # 39; after he chose Mark Zahra to think about that
- Zahra replaces Linda Meech for Saturday 1, group Victoria Derby
- Racing Victoria interviewed Payne and then imposed a $ 1,000 fine
Michelle Payne has been fined $ 1,000 for being a horse owner a & # 39; pig & # 39; mentioned on Twitter.
Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, shot out Brae Sokolski, who owns derby contender Thought of That on Tuesday.
She made the controversial comment after he announced that Mark Zahra had been selected to ride the horse instead of Linda Meech for Saturday's Group 1 Victoria Derby.
The Melbourne-cup winning jockey Michelle Payne (photo) is fined $ 1,000 for calling horse owner Brae Sokolski a pig
Payne made the controversial comment (photo) about Sokolski on Twitter on Tuesday
News Racing's Twitter announced Sokolski's decision, admitting that he & # 39; not popular & # 39; would become.
Payne replied: & # 39; Not for the public to decide, but the public can be recognized as a pig. & # 39;
Racing Victoria asked Payne about her tweet on Wednesday and she was fined.
A statement said she had pleaded guilty to the Australian Rule of Racing 228 (d).
& # 39; A person should not engage in publishing or posting on a social media platform or channel, material, content or comment that is obscene, offensive, defamatory, racist, threatening, intimidating, discriminatory or offensive to or about another person involved in racing is industry & # 39 ;, says the rule.
Horse owner Brae Sokolski (photo) will not take legal action for Payne's remark
Although Sokolski does not intend to take legal action against Payne, he has released a statement regarding her comment.
& # 39; You are entitled to an opinion. You do not have the right to challenge an owner's right to make that decision & he said to RSN927 & # 39; s Racing Pulse on Wednesday morning.
& # 39; You have no right to accuse or imply insidious motives for that decision without proof.
& # 39; Throughout my life I have built up a reputation in the business and racing communities because they act with integrity. & # 39;
& # 39; This reputation tarnished by a reckless act is very disturbing, & # 39; he said.
Payne lashed out after Sokolski announced that he chose Mark Zahra to ride Thought Of That (shown in the Ladbrokes Stakes) instead of Linda Meech (photo) for Saturday's group 1 Victoria Derby
Payne defended itself on Twitter after users closed their response.
& # 39; Linda also has feelings and has ridden that horse to perfection during the last two starts. Fits the horse.
& # 39; Yes, they pay the bills and are entitled to decisions, but there is also a person. Loyalty in his game is very disappointing, & she responded to one.
& # 39; It's so disappointing. But even more so when the horse has been ridden to perfection and looks unbeatable. It is a unique opportunity for Linda. She has earned it, & she responded to another.
Payne defended itself on Twitter after users slammed its controversial comment
She maintained her opinion that Linda Meech should not have been replaced by Mark Zahra
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