The finest feat of Fred Lane’s long career in the saddle was put up when he won the 1932 Derby on April the Fifth, owned and trained by the actor and film-star Mr. T Walls. This consistently successful jockey was riding winners on the Continent during 1914, and at the outbreak of the Great War he was interned in Germany with other English riders.
Lane won the Ebor Handicap of 1919 on Race Rock, was successful on Mountain Lad in the Chester Cup, 1930, and won the Ascot Gold Vase, 1932 on Silvermere. He also rode Crawley Wood, winner of the Great Metropolitan Stakes, Epsom and the Final Stakes, Newmarket in 1935.
F. Lane in the colours of Mr. T. Walls.