Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Damian Lane will head to Japan with a chance to put an exclamation mark on a memorable year

Star Australian jockey Damian Lane will head to Japan with a chance to put an exclamation mark on a memorable 2019 when he rides Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux in her final start.

Lane will be reunited with Lys Gracieux in next Sunday’s Grade One Arima Kinen (2500m) at Nakayama, having ridden the Japanese mare to feature race wins in the Takarazuka Kinen and Cox Plate in her past two starts.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Lane said.

“Obviously she’s a quality mare. It’s going to be a tough race now that Almond Eye is going there, but I’m really looking forward to it.”

Almond Eye had been scheduled to go to the Hong Kong Cup earlier this month but those plans were shelved when the Japanese star spiked a temperature and instead was redirected towards the Arima Kinen.

The TAB has Almond Eye at $2.50 in an all-in market for the Arima Kinen with Lys Gracieux one of two horses at $5.

Lane will travel to Japan on Wednesday and is thankful for the chance to ride Lys Gracieux again with the JRA giving him a one-day licence.

“It’s a great result because I wasn’t entitled for the licence,” he said.

“It’s a special licence they’ve granted me just because of my association with her so I was very lucky to get the opportunity.

“My expectation is that she will run well because she is such a class horse and she’s so honest, but it’s going to be a very competitive race.

“It’s probably the best race that Japan has seen all year.

“You’ve got the Japan Cup winner (Suave Richard), Almond Eye, Kiseki. Basically nearly every one of their best horses, bar say (International Vase winner) Glory Vase who went to Hong Kong, is in this race.

“So it’s going to be mighty competitive but she will run well.”

Lane has played a starring role in some of Australia’s major races in 2019, starting with his win in the Golden Slipper in Sydney in March on Godolphin-owned filly Kiamichi.

During the Melbourne spring carnival he won the $5 million Caulfield Cup on Japanese horse Mer De Glace a week before adding the $5 million Cox Plate on Lys Gracieux.

Those opportunities on the Japanese horses in Melbourne during spring came about after he spent two months riding in Japan earlier in the year when he claimed the Grade One Victoria Mile on Normcore as well as the Takarazuka Kinen on Lys Gracieux.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Watch 📺 Black Caviar’s daughter a flop at Pakenham

Black Caviar’s daughter Ready For Caviar was having her second career start at Pakenham on Monday but she could only...

Black Caviar’s next date announced

Champion mare Black Caviar has been booked for her next mate. Black Caviar has been booked to be covered by...

Star country galloper dies from foot injury

Artlee – winner of the inaugural 2015 Country Championships at Royal Randwick – has passed away. Part-owner Peter Rogers informed...

Racing to continue during Victoria’s stage 4 restrictions

Racing in Victoria is set to continue during the states stage four restrictions. The industry will breath a sigh of...

Punter lands $97,807 racing multi bet

A punter with the TAB has landed a massive collect on todays racing after their five leg racing multi saluted...

Watch: Queensland jockey suspended for two months

Jockey Chris Whiteley has received a two-month suspension for his ride on short-priced favourite Silent Explorer at Cairns last month....

Andrew Adkins to undergo surgery after horror fall

Jockey Andrew Adkins has been taken to Westmead Hospital following a sickening fall that has marred the opening race at...

Viridine wins the G3 Bletchingly Stakes

A rails-hugging ride from champion jockey Damien Oliver has helped favourite Viridine to a determined victory in Melbourne’s final stakes...

Alligator Blood stripped of $2m Magic Millions Guineas win

Top Queensland galloper Alligator Blood was disqualified and his trainer David Vandyke received a $20,000 fine after a prohibited substance...

Watch: Jockeys whip gets caught in horses tail

It could be the weirdest occurrences during a race we have seen this season when Tommy Berry’s whip got caught...

Watch: Horse runs over a snake and wins

Only in Australia does a horse run over a snake on their way to win a race. 2YO filly Kotabharu...

Watch: Bryce Stanaway galloper breaks 1270 day drought

A notable character of the turf Bryce Stanaway has shown that persistency can pay off when Ventura Highway broke a...

Victorian stables in lockdown over stangles

Three Victorian stables have been forced into lockdown after a horse at Moonee Valley raced with strangles. The Danielle Loos...

Multiple G1 winner dies from heart attack

A multiple Group One winning galloper has died suddenly this morning following a heart attack. The two time G1 winner...

Sydney wants to host the Melbourne Cup

The Deputy Premier of NSW John Barilaro has his sights on this years Melbourne Cup with the iconic race listed...

Victorian horses banned from NSW

Racing NSW has banned horses trained in Victoria from taking part in races in the northern state for an indefinite...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.