Latest News from Luke Oliver Racing

Thank You

Oct 09, 2017

We wish to thank all the people who sent condolence messages over the last 24 hours.We only had the joy of Minnie for a short period of time but the pain of her loss was acutely felt throughout the whole team.She was plainly an absolute professional, always focused and ...

Harry The Helmet breaks his maiden

Oct 09, 2017

Pretty uninspiring stable nickname I know but it suits this big dumb bugger down to the ground.He acts and behaves like a complete delinquent and still his race manners are nowhere near where they should be.We wanted to try and give him an easy kill hence the trip to Gunbower to ...

First city success for New York Celebrity

First city success for New York Celebrity

Oct 09, 2017

This mare is starting to build a very tasty race record since joining the stable.She headed to Caulfield after an unsuccessful first prep with another trainer where a bout of sickness impeded her progress.Fast forward to today and she has now raced 12 times with us for 4 wins ...

Zelamore lands win number 4

Oct 09, 2017

Small in stature this fella but that doesn't stop him winning his races.What isn't small is his brain, he is a smart little chap who spots the vulnerable and ensures he make the most of the situation.At Seymour on his previous start he had a complete lend of his apprentice ...

Ruby wins the Tatura Cup

Ruby wins the Tatura Cup

Sep 24, 2017

Please send us more horses like this girl.She arrived into Caulfield almost exactly 12 months ago for what was a last chance prep to find her form and shine.She was very timid and appeared disinterested in being a racehorse.Early phone calls to the owners were less than ...

Another win for Punchy and Paris

Sep 21, 2017

A breakthrough prep for Reigning in Paris continued in fine style this afternoon with a runaway victory at Pakenham.The under utilised Nathan Punch did the steering and steered with a deal of skill and finesse.Once the mare saw daylight turning for home she powered away to land ...

Forthefunofit + Mott = Cash

Forthefunofit + Mott = Cash

Sep 13, 2017

Been a couple of weeks of attritional race days .Plenty of horses starting preps and  race careers which slow the winners , this coupled with some agonising near misses had us needing a winner.In these circumstances you revert to proven formulas and in this case ...

Wet and wonderful at the Bool

Wet and wonderful at the Bool

Aug 24, 2017

Four wet trackers headed into the back yard of  Weir and Co last Thursday to make the most of the Heavy 10 conditions.Two winners,a third and a fourth was a most satisfactory return from the day.The winners came in the shape of Reigning In Paris and the ultra impressive ...

Stable land the quinella as the winners keep on flowing

Aug 10, 2017

The team are in flying form and today we sent two to Bairnsdale.Not a fan of racing two in the same race but if a dead heat isn't a go the next best result is to run the quinella.Reigning in Paris was the victor but Spring Action provided the eye catching effort.It looked pre ...

New York Celebrity lands the cash

Aug 08, 2017

All associated with the stable were pretty confident that New York Celebrity would be saluting today.In just her second prep with the stable she has been racing strongly and all she needed was an ounce of luck.As they turned for home it looked like more than an ounce was going ...

A Pinch a Nathan Punch and a winner for the first day of the month

Aug 01, 2017

Its a tradition with the stable to get a winner on the first day of the season.Pretty sure when Ontoff saluted at the Bool it was the third maybe fourth year on the trot that the plan was executed.We gambled two weeks ahead that we would get the heavy track this horse needed to ...

I need a hero I'm holding on for a hero

I need a hero I'm holding on for a hero

Jul 29, 2017

A stack of horses have been running well without getting their heads in front where it matters.I had insisted on a bit of Bonnie Tyler on the way to Geelong , 1984, big hair ,rasping voice and power,all power.She needed a hero and we had one in the back of the float,our ...

Sir Winston tastes victory at Murtoa

Sir Winston tastes victory at Murtoa

Jun 27, 2017

Five rising six, two spells that total 700 odd days isn't a great advert for racehorse ownership.18 ownership groups with close on 40 people involved makes that experience even less palatable.Amazingly he lost only one owner over this frustrating period , the rest ...

A lot to be thankful for

A lot to be thankful for

May 28, 2017

Win number 7 and earnings past the $400k mark for Khutulun on Friday night.The win came in sensational style in the final of the Cranbourne Mile Series where she came from stone last to nail the gallant Ashlee Marie right on the line.Thanks to Jamie Mott for as good a ride as ...

Zeletto back in business

Zeletto back in business

May 22, 2017

Two years is a long time in this modern world of 24 hour news.It's sad to admit that I've owned horses prior to the invent of e mail and mobile phones,a letter once a month with your bill was the go in finding out how your horse was travelling.I had one trainer back in the UK ...

Two more for the team at Geelong

Two more for the team at Geelong

May 10, 2017

The stables hot run of form continued with yet another double landed by Luke Oliver yearling purchases.Unshackled landed the first leg under a Mott text book ride.Red as he is known around the stables is an honest galloper who gives everything in anything he does in life.He has ...

Ruby Ruby Ruby

Ruby Ruby Ruby

May 07, 2017

When Ruby arrived at Caulfield she was a hot headed hard pulling mare who had lost her form.She had one vital ingredient,owners who understand horses and the patience needed to turn a horse around.I'll be clear she had raced well before joining the stable and was a multiple ...

Winners four and five for the month

Winners four and five for the month

May 01, 2017

Two Melbourne Premier graduates landed the double at Ararat on Saturday.First up for the stable was Annata Lady a $24,000 daughter of High Chap.Half sister to Religify she wasn't an outstanding looking yearling, frankly if she  had been she would have made plenty more than ...

Sun comes out at Bendigo

Apr 21, 2017

Very grey our Kansas,beautifully grey,a colour the stable have long been obsessed with.When I think of her my "aura " normally matches the colour of her skin,she keeps me awake at night , 2 years without a win despite an abundance of talent.She has the $s on the board , $200,000 ...

The kids are alright

Apr 06, 2017

Double trouble at Wangaratta with Snitzel Music and Bernie Boy both getting up in photo finishes.The riders of these tow winners combined age still had them younger than me and they both looked like they should still be at school rather than riding for the money on a Thursday ...

Bella fires to bring up the across the card double

Mar 20, 2017

The float had a little wobble on the way back from Yarra Valley as Bella Missile took up the running at Tatura under a Yendall drive and we started to holler her home.This mare deserved the win more than any other horse in the yard,she is a sweetheart to work with and in the ...

A first winner for the stables new fleur -de -lis silks

A first winner for the stables new fleur -de -lis silks

Mar 20, 2017

The first of what we hope will be many winners for these rather resplendent silks.The Humphrey team joined the stables roughly a year ago when making It's Pa their first purchase with the stable.A $21,000 Vobis Gold graduate he is a 590 kilo striking grey son of Stryker who has ...

Back to the country for confidence

Back to the country for confidence

Feb 27, 2017

One of the stables most consistent gallopers needed to get the winning feeling again and so Conspicuous Maid headed back to the country for a kill.We managed to find a numerically weak field but the opposition were all recent winners and the dreaded small field tactical ...

Kyneton works its magic for Bernie

Kyneton works its magic for Bernie

Feb 12, 2017

One of the most singularly frustrating horses in the stable finally got back to winning ways yesterday.For the last five years we take them to Kyneton and they simply salute.After I Write the Songs just got nailed on her debut for the stable we were concerned the magic was ...