Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Oliver cops 10-month banHeadlines
Damien Oliver

Top Australian jockey Damien Oliver has been disqualified for eight months and suspended for a further two months following a hearing in Flemington.

Appearing before Racing Victoria stewards, where he faced two charges, Melbourne Cup-winning rider Oliver, 40, admitted to betting on a rival horse.

He made admissions to stewards about placing a $10,000 bet via a third party on Miss Octopussy, the winner of a race at Moonee Valley in October 2010, leading to the eight-month disqualification.

Oliver, who was sixth on second-favourite Europa Point, was also charged with having in his possession, and using, a mobile phone in the jockeys' room prior to the race, for which the stewards handed him a two-month suspension.

Oliver is best known in Europe for riding Dermot Weld's 2002 Melbourne Cup winner Media Puzzle.

During his disqualification, Oliver, who said he had been under enormous stress at the time due to problems with his marriage, will be banned from all stables and racetracks, but will be able to return to track work during the two-month suspension period that follows.

Quoted on www.news.com.au, he said: "I want to apologise to the racing industry and everyone here today. I am deeply sorry for my actions."

Racing Victoria Chairman Michael Duffy said: "It is my belief that the penalty delivered in today's stewards' inquiry was appropriate given the cooperation afforded by Mr Oliver and the matters put forward on his behalf in mitigation of penalty.

"The result of today's stewards' inquiry has sent a powerful message to the jockey profession that there is a zero tolerance of any breaches of the prohibition on betting.

"The matter involving Damien Oliver and Miss Octopussy is now closed. However, it should be noted that the Committee's inquiries into other matters raised during the investigation are ongoing."

3 May 2016

Gabrial's King and Venue step off reserves bench for Chester Cup
Mark Johnston duo Lumiere and Buratino to drop in distance
Dante D-Day at York for John Gosden and Foundation
Robin Of Navan set to swerve Lingfield trial for France
Aidan O'Brien - US Army Ranger will learn plenty at Chester
Found finds magic touch for Mooresbridge Stakes success
Derby tilt not ruled out for Guineas runner-up Massaat
Awtaad too good for Blue De Vega in Tetrarch Stakes at the Curragh
Aidan O'Brien - Classic trials likely to be key to Minding plans
Steve Rogers drawn stall three in Chester Cup for Roger Varian
Somehow bids to continue Aidan O'Brien dominance in Cheshire Oaks
Aidan O'Brien ponders Irish 2,000 Guineas run for vanquished Air Force Blue

2 May 2016

Drama at Bath as horses narrowly avoid two people on track
Bryan Smart reveals Dante option at York for Kentuckyconnection
Australian ace Chautauqua to duck Royal Ascot
Prix Ganay glory for Dariyan and Alain de Royer-Dupre
Swiss Range speeds to Pretty Polly success for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden
Minding all business for 1000 Guineas glory at Newmarket
Oasis Fantasy returns to winning ways at Newmarket
Usherette on top for Andre Fabre and France in Dahlia Stakes
John Gosden happy with Crazy Horse and Royal Artillery after Newmarket gallop
Fascinating Rock and Found clash in Mooresbridge showdown at the Curragh
'No obvious cause' for Jack Hobbs Newmarket flop - Godolphin
Hugo Palmer to delay Derby call with Guineas star Galileo Gold

1 May 2016

Kevin Prendergast puts Awtaad on Classic trial in Tetrarch Stakes at the Curragh
'Incredible' Maurice rules in Champions Mile at Sha Tin
Roger Varian backs Belardo to bounce back at Newbury
Roger Varian has Intilaaq in 'great shape' for Sandown mission
Warren Greatrex aims high with Punchestown hero One Track Mind
Iain Jardine considers Haydock heat for 'improving' Shrewd
National hero Pineau De Re bows out at Uttoxeter
Whiteout holds Limini for surprise Punchestown victory
Galileo strikes Guineas gold for Frankie Dettori and Hugo Palmer
Exosphere sparkles as Jack Hobbs is pulled up in Jockey Club Stakes
US Army Ranger leads Aidan O'Brien entries in Chester Vase
Knight Owl swoops for James Fanshawe at Newmarket
Profitable lives up to his name with Palace House triumph at Newmarket
Covert Love to miss Middleton Stakes at York
David Elsworth has Arabian Queen in bloom for Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket

30 April 2016

Tommy Dowling suffers multiple injuries in Fontwell fall
Eddie Lynam and Sole Power charged up for Newmarket House raid
Eddie Lynam and Sole Power charged up for Newmarket House raid
Marcel set to feel the Force in 2000 Guineas
Fringe a cut above at Punchestown once more
Gavin Cromwell joy as Jer's Girl has the power at Punchestown
Vroum Vroum Mag hits top gear at Punchestown for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh
Minding out to master 1000 Guineas rivals at Newmarket
Classic 'acid test' looms for 2000 Guineas favourite Air Force Blue
Limini sights set on Mares Champion prize at Punchestown
Jack Hobbs returns in 'proper' Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2016