Latest News from Luke Oliver Racing

A hero ridden by hero lands the cash

A hero ridden by hero lands the cash

Jan 29, 2018

When Noel Callow was stood down at Great Western the call went out to young H Coffey to take the ride on Surprise Hero.Harry has been in flying form after one of his regular tune ups for his cystic fibrosis.This kid plainly defies logic with his strength to keep riding and he ...

Spleasure leads a team in form

Spleasure leads a team in form

Jan 18, 2018

Horses are running great but frankly its one of the most frustrating seasons I have encountered .20 winners is surpassed by 27 seconds with 50% of the stables runners have finished in the first four.This game is brutal,is a matter of fine margins and this season we have had ...

Khutulun signals she is back as good as ever

Khutulun signals she is back as good as ever

Jan 16, 2018

Our Friday newsletter highlighted that Khutulun was trading at massive overs for Flemington the following day.I was bombarded with thank you text messages as they went past the post as she flew home to run third.Many of our owners were on at juicy fixed odds prices of $28s and ...

Callisto Moon shines bright at Wangaratta

Callisto Moon shines bright at Wangaratta

Jan 03, 2018

Apparently the Callisto Moon is the second largest moon of Jupiter which is one right in the eye for my old science teacher.He confiscated my Racing Post in one exceptionally riveting lecture and declared that there would never be anything learnt or earned from the form ...

Pamela Joy off the mark in fine style

Pamela Joy off the mark in fine style

Dec 30, 2017

Pamela Joy put away a field of maidens last night with complete disdain and looks a filly with a real future.She won as an odds on shot should under an armchair Jamie Mott steer and now onto bigger and better for her.Last night she picked up $23,000 with the Vobis bonus and has ...

Cut and Paste Mott and Funny win again

Cut and Paste Mott and Funny win again

Dec 23, 2017

I love this horse as much as any that I have been lucky enough to be around.He arrived at Caulfield two years ago as a frightened rabbit with little love for life.We fixed up his feet and slowly, very slowly he started to bounce around the stables.His form was still mixed until ...

Millie finds her range under a gem from Jamie Mott

Millie finds her range under a gem from Jamie Mott

Dec 20, 2017

Millie the Missile landed the double for the team at Kilmore on what was a great all round day for the stable.Odds on in the market going to post it was hard to see anything beating her , the only danger was herself.This daughter of Smart Missile has all the "awkward" genes ...

We love our Golden Honey

We love our Golden Honey

Dec 20, 2017

As with as humans you don't have to be regally bred to be a success as a racehorse.Sometimes some good genes and a great mum can go a long way.Golden Honey was a pretty prolific racehorse winning five times and her two offspring currently racing for the team have now racked ...

Paris salutes at Pakenham and lands win number 6

Paris salutes at Pakenham and lands win number 6

Dec 04, 2017

Reigning in Paris returned from a short freshen up with another win at Pakenham.She has thrived over the last four months picking up four wins and racing with real determination and gusto.She isn't a terribly pleasant lady,she loves to pin back her ears and to charge at anybody ...

Finally the missile hits the target

Finally the missile hits the target

Nov 27, 2017

One of the most singularly frustrating horses to work through the Oliver Camp is our Millie the Missile.Possesses a stack of natural ability which has been matched with a stack of bad luck and attitude.She has been the victim of indifferent rides and a real talent for finding ...

Hunamosa salutes at our favourite track for the new Romsey stable

Hunamosa salutes at our favourite track for the new Romsey stable

Nov 08, 2017

Its an article I can write in my sleep.I've worked for the stable for close on nine years and a day out at Kyneton nigh on guarantees a winning day.No credible explanation why,maybe we sub consciously take our nicer horses to the place encouraged by the quality surface at ...

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 ...