Michelle Payne: Jockey handed 4-week forbid after failed narcotics exam

( CNN) Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been banned from competing for four weeks following a positive narcotics exam.

The Australian was handed the suspension by Racing Victoria after she tested positive for the banned appetite suppressant Phentermine.

Payne, who in 2015 became the first female to win the Melbourne Cup, pleaded guilty at Thursday’s inquiry held at Flemington racecourse, the site of her famous win on 100 -1 shot Prince of Penzance.

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