Damian Lane to ride Lys Gracieux in Arima

Australian jockey Damian Lane has been given a one-day licence to partner Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux in the Arima Kinen in Japan.

Jockey : Damian Lane
Jockey : Damian Lane Picture: (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Damian Lane will be reunited with Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux when she has her last race in the Arima Kinen in Japan.

Although short-term licences have been issued for 2019, the JRA has made an exception for Lane who spent some time riding in Japan earlier this year.

Ten runners in the 16-horse field for the Arima Kinen at Nakayama over 2500m on December 22 are voted for by the public.

Lys Graceux, trained by Yoshita Yohagi ,gave the Melbourne-based Lane his first Cox plate with her brilliant win in October.

The Arima Kinen is acknowledged as the world's biggest betting race.


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