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Damien Oliver

Sport Digest, February 14, 2013

Trainer Robert Smerdon has been fined A$10,000 (HK79,600 for his involvement in the Australian illegal betting scandal of jockey Damien Oliver, Racing Victoria said yesterday. 

Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 3:04am

Jockey Damien Oliver cops 10-month ban after betting on rival horse

Damien Oliver

Champion Australian jockey Damien Oliver was yesterday banned from racing for 10 months after blaming his marriage breakdown for a decision to put money on a rival horse that won a race in which he was riding.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

Melbourne Cup build-up hit by Damien Oliver betting scandal

Damien Oliver

A betting scandal overshadowed the build-up to the Melbourne Cup after top jockey Damien Oliver reportedly admitted putting money on a rival horse in 2010.

7 Nov 2012 - 1:28am

Non-issues lead news in controlled world of Hong Kong racing

Damien Oliver

With a small number of jockeys, trainers, races and horses, Hong Kong has fewer opportunities than other racing jurisdictions for the kind of meat-on-the-bone stories that happen elsewhere.

In Australia on the weekend, we had a newspaper accusing champion jockey Damien Oliver of placing a winning bet on a favourite when he had ridden the second favourite in the same race.

17 Oct 2012 - 2:16am

Beadman fractures cheek in fall

Champion trainer John Moore sent an SOS to leading Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver yesterday after stable rider Darren Beadman fractured his cheekbone in a fall at Sha Tin, ruling him out of tomorrow's HK$6 million Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Classic Cup.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Moore rues missed opportunities on a day he would rather forget

John Moore's day finished as well as it had promised at the start, the only problem was the way that the five hours between races one and 10 panned out, and the leading trainer could only look on as race after race went by without the expected success.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Chechen leader seeks QEII pay-off

South African trainer Herman Brown gets his first chance with Gitano Hernando in tomorrow's Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth QEII Cup after Chechnya's strongman president, Ramzan Kadyrov, reportedly paid US$4 million for the horse prior to his sixth in the Dubai World Cup.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Mosse's Perth trip gets a boost with feature pick-up ride

Gerald Mosse and Olivier Doleuze will represent Hong Kong in Perth's International Jockeys' Challenge at Ascot racecourse tomorrow - and Mosse has managed to pick up a ride in the feature Group Two Winterbottom Stakes (1,200m) aboard King Kool Kat.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Advantage Oliver, thanks to the luck of the draw

Australia's Damien Oliver can become the fourth and latest dual Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship winner at Happy Valley after drawing rides with the three most important rule-of-thumb qualifications for the track - position, position, position.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Oliver recalls when his dreams came true ... twice

Like every kid who grows up 'Down Under' with dreams of becoming a jockey, Damien Oliver dreamed of winning a Melbourne Cup. He has been luckier than most - he's won two. But this year, sidelined by a spinal injury, he's staying in touch with the sport he loves as a special Melbourne Cup roving ambassador.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am