Keyword: Damien Oliver

  • Fawkner fights for the win in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

    Fawkner Roars Back to Win Makybe Diva

    Starting for the first time in 10 months, Fawkner fought out a spirited finish in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) with Rising Romance to win by a short head Sept. 12 at Flemington.

  • Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup.
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    Fiorente Wins Melbourne Cup Over Red Cadeaux

    Gai Waterhouse, Australia's first lady of racing, enjoyed her first victory in the nation's most famous race when Fiorente took the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) from Red Cadeaux in a thriller at Flemington Nov. 5.

  • Caulfield Cup Interview: Damien Oliver

    Simon interviews Jockey Damien Oliver about his new movie The Cup and what it takes to win the upcoming Caulfield Cup. Damien talks about Caulfield Cup competitor Manighar.

  • Sarrera Wins Doomben Cup

    He started nearly 50/1 last start and won at group I level in Sydney impressively beating a strong field. So why was Sarrera friendless again May 17 in Brisbane when lining up for another group I, this time the 10 furlongs Doomben Cup?

  • No Wine No Song Wins Sydney Cup

    Just 40 minutes after breaking a soul-zapping run of group I seconds, jockey Damien Oliver made it two group I wins in a row with a score in the Syndey Cup.

  • Oliver Takes Back-to-Back Group I Wins

    Just 40 minutes after breaking a soul-zapping run of group I second placings, Damien Oliver made it two group I wins in a row when he magnificently steered the vastly improved, Sydney based stayer No Wine No Song to victory in the time-honored group I $600,000 Sydney Cup over two miles at Royal Randwick May 3.

  • Damien Oliver Back on Track

    There has been unprecedented media coverage over the past week in Australia about the seemingly incredible amount of bad luck champion jockey Damien Oliver has had in group I races since last November. He has ridden just one group I winner in that time, but has amazingly been placed 19 times 10 of them as the runner-up, with one of them narrowly in the Melbourne Cup.

  • Whyte Earns Top Honors in IJC

    Douglas Whyte aimed for a record and stole a title in a remarkable night of action at Happy Valley Racecourse Dec. 5, with an adoring public roaring their approval for the new Cathay Pacific International Jockeys Championship hero.

  • Aussie Filly Alinghi might be U.S. Bound

    Australia's glamour filly Alinghi could race in the U.S. in 2005. Her crew are considering the trans-Pacific option in the wake of her grand win in the Vinery-sponsored $500,000 (Australian funds) One Thousand Guineas (Aust-I) at Caulfield Oct. 13.

  • Favorites Alinghi, Lonhro Win Big Races in Australia

    Onlookers might have suffered a heart flutter when Alinghi settled at the rear. Someone had to be second last of the 12 Blue Diamond (Aust-I) aspirants in the $1 million (Australian funds) juvenile feature, but it isn't supposed be the heavy favorite.

  • Elvstroem Wins Rematch in Victoria Derby

    From the moment Danehill colts Kempinsky and Elvstroem staged their Derby-prep war at Moonee Valley, they dominated discussions for the 149th Victoria Derby (Aust-I). Such prep performances invariably incur an awesome weight of expectation.

  • Hong Kong Announces Jockeys' Championship Invitees

    The world's elite jockeys have been invited for the sixth International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse on Dec. 10, a prelude to the Hong Kong International Races on Dec. 14.

  • Aussie Trainer Suspended in Jockey's Death

    Australian trainer Steve Wolfe was suspended for two years for improperly administering a drug to the horse that collapsed and killed the brother of champion jockey Damien Oliver.

  • Melbourne Cup Field of 24 Drawn

    The final field of twenty-four has been drawn for Monday's running of the Toohey's New Melbourne Cup. A couple of the entrants had to put in late work to make the prestigious field.

  • Frankie Dettori, in his customary leap off winner Noble Boy.

    Dettori Wins Second Hong Kong Riding Competition

    Frankie Dettori, Godolphin Racing stable's main rider, took home his second victory in Hong Kong International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley Racecourse Wednesday night.

  • Three Riders Seek Repeat in Hong Kong Jockey Competition

    Olivier Peslier won the inaugural Hong Kong International Jockeys' Championship in 1998. Dettori won it in 1999. Germany's premier rider, Andrasch Starke, won it last year. All three riders have returned to compete again when the competition is renewed at Happy Valley on Wednesday.