All of our dedicated staff work dilligently every day to ensure your horses are given the best of care. Learn more about them below.
Steve works with Luke on developing the business. He is the proud part owner of Overtake, Stella Command and Mitzi amongst many.He has indulged in horse ownership for over 20 years much to the disappointment of his long suffering wife. His ambition is to buy a Melbourne Cup winner from his homeland UK and naturally have it trained by Luke .Never gets tired of that winning feeling and loves the atmosphere of stable life.
Matty has joined the team after successful spells working under Robert Smerdon and John Sadler.He is a fine man manager and is extremely popular with his staff.His previous experience with major stables should add a new dimension to the dynamic and working of the stable.
75 winning race rides under her belt Belinda has joined the team having been with Steve Richards for over seven years.She fits the profile perfectly for what we look for in our team,loyalty, commitment and highly skilled.A great rider and judge she has fitted into our family with such ease it feels like she will be here forever.A bubbly and energetic team player is what we are fortunate to have landed.
Former apprentice jockey and now current Miss Indispensible we are very lucky to have her around the stables.A bad leg break has seen Britt retire from race riding but she still rides out her share every morning before kicking on with her stable duties.Most days she can then be found in the office helping Steve well managing Steve and if its raceday then she will be the smiling strapper you see at the races.This young lady has a wonderful , infectious enthusiasm for life and has quickly become a key member of the team.Her work ethic identifies her as somebody who will be a success in life and she is just a pleasure to have around the stables.
Jarrad joins the team with a
wealth of riding and training experience, having already produced top
class horses across a number of different disciplines in New Zealand,
Australia and Hong Kong. Jarrad rode trackwork here at Caulfield for
over 17 years, and was the sole work rider of a number of Group 1
winners, before working for The Hong Kong Jockey Club from 2011-17. He's
back now, and very happy to be helping produce horses with Oliver
Lisa has over 90 race winners to her name including a double at Flemington.She has been with the team for over three years and is Miss Reliable.Never misses work, rides with the skills that race experience bring and her feedback is invaluable.Hails from the same shores as Irish we are thrilled to have her as part of the all important track riding team.
Stable hand and cake maker
Another of the hardy faithfuls who have been with us since school.Hannah balances work with university and does it very well indeed.She is the proud owner of ex stable galloper Still Dark and she makes a mean cake.Never lets the team down, is a super young lady and a great asset to our team.
Stablehand and to become office messiah
Cammy has been with us for over 12 months.In that time she has become a ray of sunshine around the stables.Always smiling even through a broken arm where she became a firm candidate for the stables highest pain threshold award.She has a secondary skill set as a bookkeeper and paperwork guru which will look to utilise over the next 12 months.
Adam "Chatters" Chatterton
Strapped a Melbourne Cup winner in Green Moon and we have the hope he can repeat the feat one day at Oliver Racing.He is an extremely experienced and capable horseman who approaches life with a smile on his face.Adam is affectionately known as Chatters and has just become a new father for the first time.His son has the initials JC which suggests we may just have experienced the second coming.
Since day one Willo has been doing the feeds.Brother in law to the trainer he has been trusted with the key job of feeding.Part owner of The Toy and Diazling he loves his racing and the Saints.
Another who has been with us since school which is now close on five years.A super young lady who studies as well and has a fabulous work ethic.She owns ex Oliver galloper Overtake and her love for him is something special.Plain and simple a great kid.
Mitch has worked for both Moody and Waller so has an abundance of experience with top line trainers.He has slotted in nicely with the team and we welcome him to the Caulfield stables.
Part time guru
Joe is studying to be a vet and during his vacations he works at the stables.He has made a huge impression on the whole team during his time with us demonstrating an impressive work ethic and he is just a natural.He holds ambitions to train in the future and odds on he will get there.Hawks fan and very much son in law material he is always welcomed back with open arms when uni is out.
Ex plasterer Matty has been with us close on three years.Works diligently around the stables and has a great love for the horses.Part time handy man around the stables he has become a key staff member.
Mel has been with the team close on six months.Her first job in racing she is a hard working diligent and caring individual.She is voracious in her desire to learn and is not afraid to ask questions.She is currently working through her training program and we are delighted to have her as a regular member of the team.
Racing Managers Therapy
Alfie keeps Steve sane and as you can see is a big fan of the stable.
Ex track rider now professional polo player he worked for the stable whilst still at school and was with us for close on ten years.Never will be removed from this website as he is one of the best blokes around.As is his brother Will Stott who again worked through the stable from a young lad to his current role at Inglis,a fine family with a long association with the stable.