Latest News from Luke Oliver Racing

Another future stable star shines at Mornington

Another future stable star shines at Mornington

Jul 07, 2014

I think this boy is going to be very good.Standing at over sixteen hands and weighing in at 570 kilos Cosmic Lights has been a real work in progress for the boss.From the very first time he galloped most of the stable have been waiting for his race debut with smashed piggy banks ...

Our Jessy tops a great days work for the stable

Our Jessy tops a great days work for the stable

Jul 07, 2014

It was a huge day for the team heading into Saturday , three of our best racing and one making her stable debut.At Caulfield it was the classic case of barriers win races with Zeletto who drew the car park and did it tough in the run but still came home strongly.He is a class ...

Everything crossed for a big day

Jul 05, 2014

Plenty of excitement today as we have live chances at both meetings.It will be tough to get a winner on what is a highly competitive day but its a great feeling to have young horses live chances on Saturdays. The very best of luck to all horses and connections for today.

The boys are back in town

Jul 02, 2014

Guess who just got back today?Them wild eye boys that had been away.Haven't changed, haven't much to say but man , I still think them cats are crazy. Cant add much to these great works except the boys all make their prep debuts this afternoon and we wish them all ...

A changing of the guard and the future looks bright

Jun 20, 2014

Change is the law of life.Those who look to the past and present are certain to miss the future. Those words are far to insightful to be a product of my mind and they belong to John F Kennedy and are pretty much on the money when it comes to racing.We have spent the last ...

Trying not to get too excited

Trying not to get too excited

Jun 16, 2014

Christmas doesn't do it anymore,I now positively dread birthdays and England I am afraid will not get me even warm during this World Cup.Excitement is pretty hard to come by these days for me unless you count Game of Thrones accompanied by jam rolly polly and ...

30 years of stats proved too hard to beat.

30 years of stats proved too hard to beat.

Jun 02, 2014

A brave, brave effort from our warrior princess on Saturday in the Queensland Oaks.A glance at the stats for the last 30 yep 30 years told us pre race that she would have to be a superstar to be winning.Post race with five of the first six horses home drawn in single ...

It's been hard to get excited but getting there.

It's been hard to get excited but getting there.

May 28, 2014

It's been a plainly horrible time since Sunday and I cannot begin to claim that we are heading back to normality.There should be a massive buzz around the stable with the team preparing our first Group 1 runner and last night when Khutulun left the stables for ...

Today .....

Today .....

May 25, 2014

Our dear horse Elms died at the Casterton races.We will confine our words to ones of condolence for the owners and the staff at home who loved and cared for him.He will be remembered with great affection and will not be forgotten.

Love landing the winners for the owner breeders

Love landing the winners for the owner breeders

May 24, 2014

Djinn will not be a name familiar to many of you.She had a short three race career which saw three duck eggs in the form book.Not bad though as a broodmare and when Davarick saluted yesterday she racked up win number sixteen for mums progeny.Brad at his best doing the ...

Lukes thoughts for tomorrows big day

May 16, 2014

A big day tomorrow for the team with Jessy spearheading our three runners.Every week Luke gives a run down of our weekend runners for stable sponsors Betfair.I have attached this weeks audio to give you a feel of where he sees the chances.Check out Betfairs new website , If you ...

Jessy arrives safe and sound in Scone

May 15, 2014

Jessy pulled out of Caulfield last night at six o clock on her trip to Scone.She was as bright as a button when she and Irish were reunited at lunchtime at the stables of Greg Bennett and it's all systems go for Saturdays feature race.Its a tough looking field but thats what ...

Plenty of life in the stable matriarch

Plenty of life in the stable matriarch

May 10, 2014

Ananias has been watching the rise of the stables younger ladies from her yard with a deal of interest in recent weeks.Jessy this Khutulun that she has let it all go over her sweet head as at the ripe old age of eight she prepared for her prep debut at Cranbourne.Some first up ...

It's a fine line

May 07, 2014

We should be happy with two runners in town and both placing.Its a measure of how we want to progress with the stable that we left the track Saturday feeling a touch disappointed.Firstly the ultra consistent Jessy Belle ran second and took her career winnings to $175,000.The ...

Such an unbelievable few days

Such an unbelievable few days

Apr 29, 2014

I take off my hat and everything else come to that to the boss and the team at home after an amazing run of form continued at the Bool today.First jumps runner ever at the premier jumps festival and Elms put in a fautless round of jumping to land a division of the maiden ...

This is what it means to win in town

This is what it means to win in town

Apr 28, 2014

Great picture which sums up the emotion of watching your horse winning in town.Saturday we had the best of days with a great group of owners celebrating the win of Khutulun at Sandown.She is owned and run by the Grand Syndicate team and she is shaping up to be a serious ...

Lady Concord lands debut win

Apr 26, 2014

A very busy Anzac Day for the team with five runners around the state.The supporting team did a sterling job with three minor placings but it was Lady Concord who delivered the win.A $50,000 Magic Millions purchase she is blessed with a parrot lip and a cracking ...

I wish that I owned Jessy Belle

Apr 21, 2014

Headline is a very poor play on words and homage to the Rick Springfield hit but how I wish I owned one like her.Sadly for me she has guaranteed that come judgement day it will be a case of downstairs for Mr Leoni and not a trip to the pearly gates.My mum , yes my mum , took me ...

Another of the girls shines on debut

Another of the girls shines on debut

Apr 14, 2014

Another of our band of talented ladies Wildwood Dancer scored today on debut at Geelong.She is an Easter Sale graduate and was very well bought by the boss in the year where Exceed and Excel fillies were dominant.Her half brother sold last week at the same sale for $165,000 ...

No fooling the punters at Wodonga

No fooling the punters at Wodonga

Apr 01, 2014

From the moment the acceptances for Wodonga came out I was certain I would be writing this report.Just struggled to see how some of the form experts read the race including the race caller who called the "class horse Lannister" joining in on the home turn.Our girl was ...

$4500 of pure heart and guts

$4500 of pure heart and guts

Mar 25, 2014

Great to see our Ness back into the winners enclosure yesterday at Ararat.She was pretty stiff on her previous start but under a gun Stackhouse ride she made no mistake over her first attempt at the 2000m trip.She cost next to nothing and has now won $48,000.00 and I reckon more ...

A surprise at Kyneton

A surprise at Kyneton

Mar 24, 2014

No surprise for us to have a winner at Kyneton but yesterdays winner was very much unexpected.Kut,Khul,Kult,the filly was not expected to be seen at her best until she got up over ground but nobody told her.I have spent the best part of 18 months misspelling (is that spelt ...

What a run and what a day.

Mar 11, 2014

To Bill, Blair and Martin we would like to say thank you for giving us such a brilliant day yesterday.The boys have copped some pretty ordinary phone calls with plenty of bad news and endured some tailed off runs .Yesterday went some way to paying back their ...

The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

Mar 08, 2014

The final touches were applied to our Adelaide Cup runner Base this morning.Short of giving him a polish he is ready to rock and roll and he enjoyed a final massage this morning before his breakfast.He is a real cruisey type of a horse and pretty much fell asleep whilst getting ...