Paris Lane

Paris Lane


Paris Lane (stable nickname Percy), as with many great Australian racehorses, was born and broken in at Lindsay Park Stud. His first race start was in a 2-year-old handicap at Moe on the 18th of July 1993. He won his next start, a race for maidens, over 1200 metres at Yarra Valley on October 28th 1993. In May of 1994 he won the Queensland Guineas at Eagle farm before finishing second in each of the Hollindale Stakes, Doomben Cup and the Queensland Derby.

Back in Melbourne for the 1994 Spring Racing Carnival, Paris Lane won the Caulfield Cup ridden by Damien Oliver, plus The Mackinnon Stakes, before finishing second in The Melbourne Cup.

He had his last start in the 1996 Australian Cup and finished his career with earnings of over $1.7 million, with 7 wins and 14 placings from 28 starts.

Lee Freedman said of Paris Lane, “He was an amazing horse as he had his legs put on backwards. His Caulfield Cup win was a dominant performance in track record time, and he was a bit stiff in the Melbourne Cup that year.”

In his retirement “Percy” also acts as Uncle to the Mackinnon polo ponies in large paddock on Mt Emu Creek at Langi Willi.

Melissa Jackson, his strapper, remembers Percy as having tremendous character. He was renowned for a pig root in the parade ring which would see his hind legs so far off the ground that they would be above his head!

Paris Lane at Living Legends

Paris Lane at Living Legends



Date of Birth: 09/09/1990 at Lindsay Park Stud, South Australia

Sex: Gelding     Colour: Bay

Sire: Persian Heights (GB)     Dam: French Twist (AUS)
Grand Sire: Valley Forge (IRE)

Owners: William St. No’s 11 & 12 Syndicates (Mgrs A P Ramsden, R E Clements & R S Lodge)

Colours: Dark Blue, Gold Armbands and Cap


Career Record

Paris Lane winning the Caulfield Cup 1994

Paris Lane winning the Caulfield Cup 1994

Prize Money: $1,739,840
Starts: 28       Wins: 7       2nds: 10       3rds: 4

Major Wins:

  • Caulfield Cup (1994)
  • MacKinnon Stakes (1994)



Date Venue Track Distance Race
15/10/1994 CAUL Good 2400 CAUL CUP
03/09/1994 FLEM Good 1400 4Y HCP
07/05/1994 E FM Good 1600 QLD GNEAS
30/04/1994 DOOM Slow 1350 CL6
17/11/1993 BRAT Good 1400 CL1
28/10/1993 Y VL Good 1200 MDN SW


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