Latest News from Luke Oliver Racing

La Consolidata continues to improve under the care of the boss

Apr 11, 2016

Four runs in (one a sighter ) and La Consolidata is now putting together a smart little record for the stable.A couple of generations of the Schwarz family were on hand to tear the roof of the grandstand as she saluted under another gun ride by a kid not much older than the ...

Rosie lands the deserved city win

Apr 07, 2016

4th, 3rd , 2nd, all in town were the last three results for Rose Dancer heading into yesterdays race.Step up D Oliver coupled with a day of torrential rain at Sandown and the 1st was added to the sequence with an easy win.She won in style and Ollie pretty ...

Gilly shows no brotherly love at Wodonga

Gilly shows no brotherly love at Wodonga

Mar 21, 2016

Back to back for Gilchrist as he followed up his Wangaratta victory with a facile win at Wodonga.Two horse race pre the jump in our mind and that other horse happened to be his older brother in Lord Ore.Typical younger sibling ,our boy showed no respect and put his brother ...

That was a lot of fun

That was a lot of fun

Mar 17, 2016

Great to have our old mate Todd Schwarz back in the stable and doing what he does best in landing a right good old punt.After a winless first prep for Todd with another trainer La Consolidata made her way to Caulfield.A sighter first up for us to ensure all was in good ...

Go you good thing Gilly

Go you good thing Gilly

Mar 11, 2016

Great to see this tough and honest horse back in the winners circle.A call to the RVL handicappers was made after his last run to reassess his mark to 58 and this gave him an outstanding chance for victory yesterday.Bookmakers didn't seem to get the message that the camp fancied ...

Freddy lands the obligatory Kyneton winner

Freddy lands the obligatory Kyneton winner

Mar 08, 2016

A curates egg of a day at Kyneton that nevertheless finished with the usual winner.Black Diamond Girl is a class horse that had a wretched day and just plainly didn't run her race.She will head for a break and when she heads back in she will show how classy she really is.Fair to ...

Joan Constance shines for the two year olds

Feb 24, 2016

The two year olds are starting to put their hands up and wanting to head to the races.Yesterday we apparently ran into the best of the Moody barn and the best horse the Lamings have trained in many a year.We were quietly confident that our Joan could measure up and we were some ...

Finally something to laugh about

Finally something to laugh about

Feb 16, 2016

A frustrating run of bad barriers and luck finally came to a halt yesterday.You can put your heart and soul into a horse heading to race day but if you draw the carpark it makes life very tough and we have been beset with starting from awkward gates of late.Even ...

It's why they get up at 4.00am

It's why they get up at 4.00am

Jan 31, 2016

It may have been only a Kyneton maiden but the reaction from the boss and Britt needs no words.Reigning in Paris is owned by a large number of loyal stable clients who regularly put their hand up to support the team.They are now more than clients, they are firm friends and ...

Bella Capri back in the winners enclosure

Bella Capri back in the winners enclosure

Jan 22, 2016

This mare went nine runs without a win for her previous stable before she found a new owner in the shape of Jodi Christian.A few issues ironed out saw her winning impressively last night on her second start for the team.The olive silks and Rawiller combo have landed some decent ...

Weight stops train but not our Military

Weight stops train but not our Military

Jan 11, 2016

Trainer pretty chuffed with the placement for this win and one that confirms why he is the trainer and I am the Racing Manager.I told him to run in a BM70 , he said weight wouldn't stop him and we stick to BM64 grade.Ben Allen and his two kilo claim was replaced with three kilos ...

FIllies make the transition from the country to town

Jan 03, 2016

Ordinarily we should have been pleased with yesterdays Valley results.However not much conversation on the journey home, plenty of quiet reflection on the troubled passage of Snitzel Music in the $150,000 added feature race.A credible fourth but no clear run from the top of ...

All Australian Gal lands the first win for 2016

Jan 01, 2016

The runners have been relentless over the festive break.A big thank to you the team at home for the effort over the holiday period,it's not much fun working when the world is partying,you need plenty of winners to keep the morale buoyant.Thankfully the stable has had a cracking ...

Plenty better none tougher

Dec 30, 2015

Career win number six was landed on Tuesday by the unashamed favourite horse in the stable.Military has the most wonderful nature,so placid and a real empathy with all who get the pleasure of working with him.A Moody Racing cast off he was picked up for around $3,000 and has now ...

A George Michael moment at Yarra Valley

A George Michael moment at Yarra Valley

Dec 29, 2015

The great artiste that is George Michael told us all that "you gotta have faith , a faith ,a faith" .These wise words rang true yesterday at Yarra Valley when 18 start maiden Grand Faith saluted for Grand Syndicates and her loyal owners.At least 20 were on track to rock the ...

Have a great christmas and roll on Boxing Day

Dec 24, 2015

Enjoy tomorrow and stay safe.The annual martyr story of having to work tomorrow, it's business as usual for the staff and in advance we thank them for the effort.Only difference tomorrow is that Christmas Day is my one day a year of mucking out.Normally sacked after one box , ...

Well done to Snitzel Music and to our friends at Kyneton

Well done to Snitzel Music and to our friends at Kyneton

Dec 23, 2015

Gutted not to be able to get to Kyneton yesterday.The club by all accounts have improved on perfection with upgrades around the track and the annual Christmas meeting was as ever a roaring success.Disappointed to not be having a few quiet cold ones in the committee room, this ...

Bernie Boy breaks his maiden

Bernie Boy breaks his maiden

Dec 16, 2015

The odds were comfortably landed yesterday when Bernie Boy broke through for his maiden win.He has shown a stack of promise this prep and we found the right race yesterday for him to win in good style.He is a big strong impressive type of colt who will only get better over time ...

A pretty OK debut

A pretty OK debut

Dec 15, 2015

A lot of nerves were on display for a Monday at Kilmore.We knew she could run 700m pretty fast but the next 400m was very much the unknown.Black Diamond Girl is as quick from the gates as any you may see and then its her mission to give absolute everything in the run.The pre ...

Great interview

Great interview

Dec 07, 2015

Take a couple of minutes to watch this interview by the owner/breeder of Beau Brommell John Butler.This footage is why we do what we do.https://twitter.com/Racing/status/6733838773820497...

Our Cup King Beau

Our Cup King Beau

Dec 07, 2015

He is a golden oldie and the current patriarch of the stable.On Saturday morning we worked 20 unraced horses add another ten that have just started their racing careers and the seasoned gallopers are thin on the ground at present.Its almost as if Beau Brommell understands this ...

One for the cruisers

One for the cruisers

Dec 04, 2015

A big well done to our dear friends John and Gerri on yesterdays win at the Bool.John owned and raced the mare, bred this girl and has more in the wings from the family.Over the years we have become firm friends and yesterdays win was extra special for us.Last night we went back ...

Maidens for starters followed by well seasoned campaigners Sunday

Maidens for starters followed by well seasoned campaigners Sunday

Nov 28, 2015

Four horses have made their race debuts for the team over the last two weeks.We have an exciting period coming up with a stack of unexposed horses working through the system towards debut and amongst them are some gems.On Wednesday little Vinny made her debut and ran super to ...

Stella is a mum

Nov 23, 2015

For those who have followed us for sometime Stella Command is now a proud mother.She made us all wait  by being the last mare to foal from 87 mares at Three Bridges Farm.She produced a bonny colt foal by Stryker and both mum and son are doing well.It would mean the world to ...