Latest News from Luke Oliver Racing

The Queen of the turf wins again (that's Mrs L not Michelle)

The Queen of the turf wins again (that's Mrs L not Michelle)

Oct 19, 2016

I wrote about my (my being me Steve) family and its mathematical prowess in a previous article and it came to the fore again last night.After Reigning In Paris won at Stawell under Michelle Payne I knew I was in trouble.She is part owned by my dear wife who set about formulating ...

Never pot my man Mott

Never pot my man Mott

Oct 17, 2016

None of the Leoni family have ever shone in the Maths department.However there is one equation they all get the answer to, Oliver + Rawiller = Winner.Always a smile on their faces when a casual question of who was riding today was answered with Rawiller, they knew and indeed ...

A victory for teamwork

Oct 14, 2016

Forthefunofit scored his fourth victory since he joined the stable and is now building a smart little race record.From his last 11 races he has won four times and been in the money 10 of the 11 starts.The improved form has come from a sterling training effort from the boss and ...

Birds of Tokyo lands the Coleraine Cup oh and Michelle Payne is the winning rider

Birds of Tokyo lands the Coleraine Cup oh and Michelle Payne is the winning rider

Sep 26, 2016

A week is a long time in politics and in racing its a bloody lifetime.Scratched the previous Saturday after shifting a plate at the races in Adelaide whilst trading at $1.50 was as low as it gets for the team.Birds has found a toughness this prep which to be honest is tough to ...

Winning double at Moe for the team

Winning double at Moe for the team

Sep 07, 2016

Oliver/Mott has always been a stable favourite combo, after Oliver/Rawiller it's up there as the most effective.Yesterday we bookended the Moe card , two winners where Jamie has been instrumental in the educating and development of both horses.Unsullied got the day off to a ...

Smart colt keeps the winners rolling

Smart colt keeps the winners rolling

Aug 22, 2016

Seven winners in sixteen runners since the start of the new season is sensational form by any standards.Todays winner has us very excited for the future with the colt On Toffof The World landing his maiden at Echuca.His track rider has had this colt marked from the first day ...

Sienna signs off with a win

Sienna signs off with a win

Aug 19, 2016

After a short but successful race career for the stable Sienna Symphony has headed to China to continue her race career.She does a day after recording her second win from seven starts in a strong BM64 event at Sale.Under a masterclass of a ride from Michael Walker she poked up ...

Five winners from last seven runners

Five winners from last seven runners

Aug 17, 2016

Team are absolutely flying and Princess Arrow continued the great stable form with an easy win yesterday at Racing.Com Park. No staff member in better form than Belinda Carlile, she has a 100% strike rate with her last three straps and she rides this mare every morning.Came to ...

The stable clown knuckles down to land the maiden

The stable clown knuckles down to land the maiden

Aug 11, 2016

Frosty aka Kuridala has been entertaining all the staff from the day he arrived as a big,grey and slightly educationally challenged young horse.He pretty much goofed around at the back of the class early days,numerous talents , tongue poking, unbelievable  lip shaking ...

A bit of glamour at Geelong on a Tuesday

A bit of glamour at Geelong on a Tuesday

Aug 10, 2016

The King of the Paps and Mayor of Geelong Darryn Lyons would have been twitching yesterday.A cursory glance of the paper and he would have seen the words New York Celebrity and Geelong in the same sentence and he would have smelt a story.Strangely no sign of him on track,I ...

Zelamore lands the money

Zelamore lands the money

Aug 08, 2016

One of the stables favourites broke his maiden at Bairnsdale on Saturday.This horse is an absolute gun of a character,full of confidence and of his own self importance he is just a bundle of energy around Caulfield.He wants to be the best and he thoroughly deserved his ...

Everybody now knows bird is the word

Everybody now knows bird is the word

Aug 08, 2016

Unless you re Britt or a Family Guy fan you will struggle with the headline,google "Bird is the word" and see if you laugh as much as Britt.Every winner in our stable is celebrated but this one was particularly sweet.To take Birds of Tokyo from a BM58  at Moe to ...

Khutulun ensures the season ends on a high

Aug 01, 2016

Nearly the perfect end to the season on Saturday at the Heath with a winner and a second from two runners. Khutulun put the writing on the wall at Flemington the week before and on Saturday she was supreme winning on her home track under a ride from young Beau Mertens ...

I'm a believer truly a believer

I'm a believer truly a believer

Jul 25, 2016

Its been a tough few weeks,horses looking home over the final metres to be nailed on the line and a general malaise of rotten luck.So as I'm shivering in the horse stalls at Flemington Saturday I spot the Rev Colin Watts the full time chaplain to Sydney racing having a ...

Sienna dominant at Geelong

Sienna dominant at Geelong

Jun 29, 2016

Fourth outing , maiden win landed and Sienna is up and running.Never missed a place on her first three trips to the races, she was an odds favourite yesterday to get the job done and duly saluted with little fuss.Chris Symons in the plate,gave her the absolute gun in the run and ...

$16s into $5s just Forthefunofit

$16s into $5s just Forthefunofit

Jun 22, 2016

Its was like a scene from the Book of Revelations as the horses went to the post for the last at Racing.Com Park.I'm bloody certain  I saw the four riders of the apocalypse around the back of the gates as the weather closed in and the end of the world was ...

Exciting horse to watch

Exciting horse to watch

Jun 20, 2016

She's got more went back to back today at Geelong with a tough and highly progressive win.Stepping up to 1900m and out of maiden grade she was a big market drifter on the day.The night before we were confident she would be winning but on a day where horses were  leading and ...

Winners are grinners

Winners are grinners

Jun 10, 2016

God I love this horse.She is the kindest and smartest animal and as Michael Walker highlighted in his winning interview so quiet a kid could ride her.She's Got More has plenty more wins in store and is shaping as a staying filly of real promise.Spare a thought for her multitude ...

Bullseye for Arrow on Stable Debut

Bullseye for Arrow on Stable Debut

Jun 06, 2016

Horses have been in great touch but not much luck around to get them over the line.Today saw the week off to a flyer with the first runner sent out by the stable landing a decent sized gamble at Racing.Com Park.Princess Arrow headed to Caulfield after a ten start career had ...

Open Day  and Yearling Parade 15th May

Open Day and Yearling Parade 15th May

May 13, 2016

Please head up to the stables Sunday to view this years crop of yearlings and to join us for a BBQ.The pony will be at the stables to entertain the kids ,we kick off at 11.00am for two hours to enjoy the horses and the stables.

A complete and utter Bobby dazzler

A complete and utter Bobby dazzler

Apr 25, 2016

Guess whose back yes Bobbys back.In truth he never went away but two runs without a cheque with this horse does seem to constitute a fail.I highlighted to all the ownership group in the newsletter Friday that he was ready to run a big race just concerned with the wide ...

Home track win for Bella Capri

Apr 23, 2016

Huge satisfaction with racehorses when a long term plan is executed.When Bella Capri was sent for let up in mid Feb it was to ready her for this race at Caulfield on Saturday.A huge thanks to the evergreen and ever brilliant D Oliver for the ride,talent such as his is ...

Gilchrist takes the score from 12 for 1 to 16 for 5 owbloodyzat

Apr 18, 2016

Yep he did it again , dear old Gilly chalked up his fourth win in 38 days.He had a school over some hurdles on Saturday morning which had Steve Pateman eulogising into his beer on Saturday night that he was going to make some jumper.Whether he goes jumping or not is yet to be ...

Easy as 1 1 1

Apr 11, 2016

You buy them , you train them and you place them.No credit for the first with this horse , plainly another smart buy by Pete Morley and Sam Lyons at Grand.These boys buy winners, we are the lucky ones that get to train them and then they have the good sense to let us place ...