Latest News from Luke Oliver Racing

Familiar Colours fly home with a lot of new owners on board

Familiar Colours fly home with a lot of new owners on board

Nov 02, 2014

Birds of Tokyo landed her maiden in impressive style today at Kilmore.Carrying the Epona Park silks she led turning for home and came clear for an easy four length victory.Plenty of first horse and first time winners with the stable in this horse.To you we say well done,to Kel ...

Enjoy your Melbourne Cup Weekend

Enjoy your Melbourne Cup Weekend

Oct 31, 2014

Britt and Stella are now famous.Watch out for the pictures in the Herald Sun over the coming days but here is the first snap from the photo shoot.I'm biased but how beautiful does Stella look!

Ex Moody galloper lands third win for the stable

Ex Moody galloper lands third win for the stable

Oct 29, 2014

He arrived a maiden and yesterday he landed the third win since he made the long trip from the Moody barn to ours , its roughly 100m!A bit of realism now, the horse in question Military is now doing his winning at Geelong,Swan Hill and Seymour but he is finding real consistency ...

6 winners in the month from 30 horses in work

6 winners in the month from 30 horses in work

Oct 24, 2014

Yep thats all we are working 30 , not the 70 plus numbers of our fellow peers that sit in the top ten of the premiership.We want and need more horses to maintain the fabulous start to the season but if we keep sending out the message with winners then the numbers and quality ...

Great effort by Kansas Sunflower

Great effort by Kansas Sunflower

Oct 18, 2014

A super effort on Caulfield Cup Day by Kansas Sunflower and one that stamps her a filly with a bright future.She had to work from her wide barrier and the effort proved too much close home but she was game to the line.She will make up into a really classy stayer and she is ...

Quella bella stella that is our Stella

Quella bella stella that is our Stella

Oct 14, 2014

She is special to all at Caulfield and also to a lot of our owners.She loves stable life and without any doubt she thrives on her days out at the races.At Wangaratta yesterday it was wonderful to see her back in the winners circle and breaking the run of 27 outs on a ...

Stable followers rolling in the readies

Stable followers rolling in the readies

Oct 11, 2014

All donations gratefully received,cheques made payable to clever and smart horses or CASH for short.Plain and simply we are flying and the Oliver Rawiller combo is the proven investment formula.Last six rides have produced the following winners Great Bombarder - ...

Holy Host ,Military and Brad land the double at Swan Hill

Holy Host ,Military and Brad land the double at Swan Hill

Oct 07, 2014

A long but highly profitable days work yesterday at Swan Hill with a first and last race double landed.Dear old Stella nearly landed the treble but the double more than made up for what was pretty much a 19 hour day for the Boss and Britt. The first winner Holy Host with the ...

Wind and rain can't stop us we're flying and literally so was Parousia

Wind and rain can't stop us we're flying and literally so was Parousia

Oct 01, 2014

Back me for the Melbourne Marathon in ten days.Based on the form of the stables runners I figure I am an absolute moral to get the job done.At this point I can barely run a mile but ten days I reckon will see me right to get the job done. Tuesday delivered the seventh ...

Arena Rock lands the city double

Arena Rock lands the city double

Sep 29, 2014

Tough enough to get one in town for a small stable so to land the double Saturday made it a special day.Luke landed his first ever city double back in 2007 again at Sandown where two stable stalwarts in Sensational Toy and Good Red got the coin.They ended up winning 20 races and ...

Khutulun returns fat,woolly and a winner

Khutulun returns fat,woolly and a winner

Sep 29, 2014

Fat,woolly,1300m and sixty kilos didn't exactly seem the ideal conditions for a first up victory.The difference is this mare has class and she showed plenty of it under a perfect ride from Ben Melham.Showing a deal more race craft than in her first prep she settled ...

C'est Magnifique.Debuts victoire pour Hautvillers .

C'est Magnifique.Debuts victoire pour Hautvillers .

Sep 26, 2014

I always knew all those detentions with Mademoiselle Smith (I kid you not Smith ) my old French teacher would pay off.She was from Oldham and spoke French with a thick Lancashire accent , it was this fact alone that led to my failure as a linguistic student and nothing else.When ...

All American Boy finishes a tough week on a high.

Sep 21, 2014

Jessy was fantastic yesterday,Zeletto sadly pulled up sore and he just didnt handle the fast conditions.The wheels have to keep rolling and a big thanks to Irish and Britt who loaded up the float this morning for the long trip to Swan Hill.The big unruly monkey that is All ...

God Bless Dani

Sep 19, 2014

This week the stable tragically lost a dear friend and work colleague in Danielle Lewis.At the age of 28 Dani died after an accident at the Cranbourne harness training centre where she was building a promising career as a trainer. She had worked with us for four years in a ...

OWZAT! Glove Man lands his first win for the team

OWZAT! Glove Man lands his first win for the team

Sep 08, 2014

He had been steadily improving through his prep and he snared the win he deserved.Ben Melham cleverly caught the rest of the field napping when he made a decisive mid race move that left his fellow jockeys stumped.Yep i agree thats enough but Prior to this move there was every ...

The old guard just may have a horse

The old guard just may have a horse

Sep 04, 2014

Zeletto won in the style of a Spring three year old and as Luke predicted.It looked a progressive field and most tipsters played against him.The punters didn't and a $3.50 into $1.80 plunge was landed with consummate ease.No doubting his class, its just a question of keeping ...

I am excited ,I love a wet tracker

I am excited ,I love a wet tracker

Aug 26, 2014

To the team at home its a massive thank you from the Racing Manager.The effort you have put in throughout a bloody cold winter has been immense and its thankfully paying dividends with winners.Yesterdays champion was Elusive Shine whose owners deserve medals for patience.He has ...

Trevinder back in the winners stall

Trevinder back in the winners stall

Aug 22, 2014

A really deserved win yesterday for Trevinder at Bendigo aided by a text book ride from Brad.He has raced this prep without much luck and yesterday Brad ensured he had no excuses producing him with a perfectly timed run.He fair attacked the line and more success over more ground ...

Hamam gets the job done

Hamam gets the job done

Aug 14, 2014

After three satisfying but frustrating seconds at Sandown last Wednesday we sent just the one to the metro meeting at Bendigo yesterday.We only needed the one to get the job done as Hamam refound her form and outbattled the Weir horse close home.Great ride by Ben Melham,love it ...

Three city runners ,three seconds, three sets of happy owners

Aug 07, 2014

Team continues to bat well up to its best in town.Yesterday was a real 50 shades of grey day, a mixture of pain and pleasure.The boss nearly proved the oracle again as close on a month ago he told the Testanova owners that yesterday would be her first real chance of ...

Je$$y once again is the belle of the ball

Je$$y once again is the belle of the ball

Aug 04, 2014

Ten minutes after Jessy got nailed on the line at Flemington Luke declared she would be a moral at the Valley on Saturday.This is obviously pre nominations and in the following two weeks he became even more confident of success.The rest was down to the real star in our Jessy who ...

Suvarna lands the final win of the season and brings up the million

Suvarna lands the final win of the season and brings up the million

Jul 31, 2014

Last winner landed and the prize money for the season broke through the million $ barrier.Suvarna winning was a surprise to all the team as we were pretty confident that stablemate Elusive Shine was the horse that would be bringing home the prize.However the soon to be ...

Genuine city class horses shine at HQ

Jul 21, 2014

No winners Saturday but a day that was full of promise.Jessy just continues to shine and her effort was huge.She gives everything and has the ability to match, weight stops trains and that was the case here.We believe she is a black type filly in the making and her best is still ...

Four to Flemington and its a fantastic four

Four to Flemington and its a fantastic four

Jul 18, 2014

I'll give a go at making this work but its going to be a struggle.It is an awesome team heading to Flemington tomorrow led by head girl Jessy Belle.She has been anything but the Invisible Woman this season and she is clearly as pretty as her near namesake ...