Stevie Payne shot to national stardom today after being the strapper for his sister Michelle Payne. He was responsible for drawing Prince of Penzance’s number one barrier position, and correctly predicting the horse would be “in front at 200 metres [to go]”.
In a gracious and humble interview, Michelle said her brother Stevie, who has down syndrome, was “a blessing to our family”
“Stevie is beautiful… Stevie has down syndrome obviously. There is not a bad bone in Stevie’s body.”
“It was so nice to be able to share that with him today.”
“My charity that I am donating to is called Down Syndrome Australia.”