Michel was the leading female rider in France in 2018 and has since gone on to record-breaking success around the world, most notably in Japan.
Former French champion apprentice is set to partner the Yasmin Almenräder-trained Nacido in the €650,000 Deutsches Derby in Hamburg.
Dual Group winner went down by a neck under a hands-and-heels ride in a conditions race on Polytrack on his first start since early November.
The rider had been granted a two-month licence by the JRA but has had to abandon her plans as a declaration of emergency is in place.
Horse Racing Planet has entered its twelfth month of existence. Here’s a recap of what you read since we formed from a cloud of gas and dust.
Mickaelle Michel has become the first European female in JRA history to receive a licence to ride in Japan’s top tier.
Sibylle Vogt, a rising star in Germany, has rounded off a breakthrough year by landing a job with Arc winning trainer Peter Schiergen.
Marie Velon equalled Mickaelle Michel’s record for the most winners ridden by a female jockey in a season with her 72nd success.