Damian Lane
Age: 30
Background:
One of Australia’s best talents, Damian Lane achieved his 500th career win on the eve of his 21st birthday in 2015. Apprenticed to his father Michael in 2009, he had his first race ride at age 16 and notched more than 100 wins in Western Australia before transferring his indentures to the Melbourne-based training partnership of Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra during the 2010/11 season. He graduated to the senior riding ranks during the 2012/13 season when he broke through the 100 wins in a season barrier for the first time (106 wins) at a strike rate of 16%. He repeated that achievement in the 2013/14 season with 105 wins and finished 3rd in the Victorian Jockeys’ Championship. His maiden Group 1 victory came atop Trust In A Gust in the 2014 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. Lane undertook a short-term contract in Hong Kong at the end of the 2014/15 season for five wins and has since rode with considerable success in Japan. In 2019, Lane won three out of four of Australian racing’s ‘Grand Slam’, securing the Golden Slipper aboard Kiamichi, Caulfield Cup aboard Mer De Glace and W.S. Cox Plate with Lys Gracieux. His biggest win in Hong Kong came aboard Win Marilyn in the 2022 Hong Kong Vase, while in 2023 he won a maiden Tokyo Yushun aboard Tastiera.
Hong Kong wins (as of 12 April):
10
23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : AUS No. of Wins : 0 Total Rides : 8
Stakes won : $6,020,000 No. of 2nds : 1 Win % : 0.00%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 0 No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 0

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