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Patrick Payne Urges Sister To Consider Retirement
Meanwhile, former champion jockey turned trainer Patrick Payne believes his younger sister should consider retirement following her fall at Mildura races on Monday. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Patrick Payne said that he and the rest of his family had spoken to Michelle in the past about retiring from the saddle, and that perhaps it was an appropriate time to revisit the subject. "She had a bad fall three years ago and we suggested then to retire, but she maintained she had more to give," he said. "And now after what she has been through in the last few days I think she should look at retirement. What's the point in chancing it?" He added: "She's won a Melbourne Cup - that could never be taken away from her - and it might be time to get married and have a few kids and just take a break. You have got to at least give it some thought."