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Oliver Triumphs Again In Breasley Medal

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has won his third Scobie Breasley Medal in a row and his eleventh in the award’s 26-year history with a ten-vote victory at a televised ceremony. Oliver polled 61 votes with Dwayne Dunn his nearest rival and Craig Williams, who won the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership, finishing third. Oliver won the inaugural[...]
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Bussutin, Young Unearth Vic Derby Hopeful

Former Kiwi three-year-old Wertheimer has kicked off his Australian career in winning style for co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young with an impressive performance at Cranbourne. After the victory, Young said Wertheimer would be set for the Victoria Derby at Flemington. Ridden by champion jockey Damien Oliver, Wertheimer was strongly supported to start a $3[...]
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Premierships Record In Sights Of Williams

Craig Williams is another step closer to the record for Victorian metropolitan jockeys’ premierships after clinching his ninth title this season. Williams now sits two premierships behind the record of 11 set by both the late Roy Higgins and late Bill Duncan. Damien Oliver has won 10 Melbourne premierships and he finished second in this[...]
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Viridine Wins WFA Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes

A rails-hugging ride from champion jockey Damien Oliver has helped favourite Viridine to a determined victory in Melbourne’s final stakes race of the 2019-20 season at Caulfield. The James Cummings-trained Viridine was the $2.70 favourite in Saturday’s weight-for-age Group Three Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) and Oliver was able to position the sprinter midfield early before improving[...]
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Oliver To Ride On Despite Protocol Breach

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has been cleared to ride at Flemington despite breaching Racing Victoria coronavirus protocols. Oliver rode trackwork at trainer Danny O’Brien’s Barwon Heads property on Friday without a Racing Victoria exemption. He hasn’t been allowed to ride outside of Racing Victoria-approved racecourses since strict biosecurity measures were introduced. Victorian trackwork protocols will[...]
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