Payne in Melbourne hospital after fall

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne is having further tests in a Melbourne hospital following a race fall at Mildura.

Payne was conscious and moving all her limbs after Monday’s fall but was taken to the local hospital with abdominal pain.

The Victorian Jockeys Association said on Monday scans appeared to be clear, but Payne tweeted on just before 10 o’clock on Monday night that she would be tested further in Melbourne.

“Thank you for all the well wishes. Off to the Alfred tonight to check out Pancreas and liver. Through the vest,” she tweeted.

An accompanying photo showed a deep line across the top of her abdomen.

Four apprentice jockeys injured in a multiple horse fall at Taree earlier in the afternoon were also hospitalised.

Payne created history when she became the first woman to win the Cup last November aboard Prince Of Penzance.

Samantha Clenton and Kaylee Kirkwood were taken to Port Macquarie Hospital with leg injuries with Clenton also suffering a broken collarbone.

Jackson Murphy and Nyssa Burrells suffered rib injuries and were transported to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

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