"Damian 'Frosty' Lane launched himself into star-status after winning the Australian Derby, Mackinnon Stakes and the Australian Cup in 2017."
He's a jockey known for his immense skill and his strong ability to read a race, and is often the one handed the big assignments by Darren Weir.
At just 23 years old Damian Lane is already considered one of Melbourne's best riders, having finished second behind Craig Williams in the 2016/2017 Scobie Breasley Medal.
Hailing from Western Australia, where he was apprenticed to his father, Lane moved to Victoria to finish his apprenticeship at 17, before completing a stint in Hong Kong.
Last spring he won two Group 1 races aboard Tosen Stardom, and another on Humidor in the Makybe Diva Stakes, before riding in his third-straight Melbourne Cup. Big things are again expected of the hoop in 2018.
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With two Group 1 winners in the 2017 Spring Racing Carnival, Mark Zahra won't be short of rides during the Festival of Racing.
After cleaning up with dual Group 1 wins last spring, Tosen Stardom will have one final racing campaign before taking up stallion duties.
In the 2016/17 season, Darren Weir broke an Australian record, winning an astonishing 449 winners across the country including 137 city wins.