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DAMIEN OLIVER

  • Australia

The move from Perth to Melbourne in the late 1980s saw Damien Oliver quickly become one of the best riders in the land.

He kicked it off with Submariner for Bart Cummings in the Show Day Cup of 1990 and became the main hoop for the Freedman stable when it was winning multiple Melbourne Premierships.

Oliver is one of a select few to have won the 'grand slam' of Australian racing being the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper.

He won Melbourne Cups on Doriemus and Fiorente but the most famous was that on Media Puzzle for Irish legend Dermot Weld.

It came less than a week after his brother Jason died in a race fall in Western Australia. He is chasing George Moore's record for G1s in Australia.

Claiming the first of many Scobie Breasley Medals in 1996, Oliver was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame in 2008.

Best Horse :
NORTHERLY (Timeform Rating 129)
First Group Win (G1):
SUBMARINER (27 Sep 1990)
SEA ANCHOR (IRE)  DEEP AMBER (AUS)  [By DEEP DIVER (IRE)]

DAMIEN OLIVER's Career

Latest Rides

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Trainer Time
4 of 13 23 Feb 2024 RIADH TREVOLLI - 4UCF HCP0-90 2100m $607,287 SA NAWAF 2:11.68
3 of 13 23 Feb 2024 RIADH AASSER - 4UCF HCP0-90 1200m $607,287 A ALSAIF 1:10.85
7 of 14 23 Feb 2024 RIDAD AETHBAARAAT - 3CF HCP0-90 L 1400m $607,287 A ALBADAH 1:25.67
10 of 13 23 Feb 2024 RIDAD RIYADEE - 4UCF HCP0-90 L 1600m $607,287 A ALSOQOOR 1:38.01
1 of 16 16 Dec 2023 ASCT MUNHAMEK $7.0 3U OPEN G3 1400m $1,509,200 NICK RYAN 1:22.75
1 of 13 16 Dec 2023 ASCT MAGNIFICENT ANDY $5.0 3U BM78+ 1400m $80,000 STEPHEN MILLER 1:23.10
1 of 16 16 Dec 2023 ASCT DEVINE BELIEF $2.5 3U BM66+ 1100m $80,000 D R HARRISON 1:03.78
5 of 14 16 Dec 2023 ASCT CAPTAIN PLUTO $3.0 3U 1MW 1800m $60,000 G & A WILLIAMS 1:51.25
4 of 7 16 Dec 2023 ASCT YONGA LASS $4.0 3UFM OPEN LR 1600m $125,000 G & A WILLIAMS 1:37.34
6 of 9 16 Dec 2023 ASCT BIG BADA BOOM $11 3U BM72+ 1600m $80,000 ROY ROGERS 1:36.65

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
BEN, WILL & JD HAYES 2 33.3% 1 50.0% 6 $258,500 0 0 0 1 $1.95
MATTHEW SMITH 2 66.7% 0 66.7% 3 $118,000 0 0 0 0 $1.48
DANNY O'BRIEN 1 25.0% 1 50.0% 4 $27,575 0 0 0 0 $1.75
MICHAEL FREEDMAN 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $128,125 0 0 1 0 $2.50
STEPHEN MILLER 1 33.3% 2 100.0% 3 $54,400 0 0 0 0 $1.67
KRIS LEES 1 33.3% 1 66.7% 3 $213,525 0 0 1 0 $1.60
DANIEL BOWMAN 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $44,250 0 0 0 0 $6.50
TRAVIS DOUDLE 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $87,125 0 0 0 0 $4.75
BRENT STANLEY 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $82,500 0 0 0 0 $4.80
D R HARRISON 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $43,840 0 0 0 0 $2.50
NICK RYAN 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $831,200 0 0 1 0 $7.00
MICHAEL MORONEY 0 0.0% 1 20.0% 5 $33,900 0 0 0 0 -
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 4 $3,500 0 0 0 0 -
LINDSEY SMITH 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 4 $36,000 0 0 0 0 -
M, W & J HAWKES 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 $9,000 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
LEE FREEDMAN 403 20.0% 543 46.9% 2019 $31,825,177 35 24 29 44 $0.97
MICK PRICE 158 21.9% 179 46.7% 722 $12,782,582 5 9 15 12 $1.02
DANNY O'BRIEN 140 16.5% 239 44.7% 847 $14,438,569 4 6 4 9 $0.83
JAMES CUMMINGS 49 14.2% 98 42.6% 345 $8,812,785 3 2 7 7 $0.64
CHRIS WALLER 45 13.0% 75 34.7% 346 $5,595,085 2 0 0 5 $0.72
TONY VASIL 44 18.6% 64 45.6% 237 $3,500,257 1 2 2 5 $0.89
ROBERT SMERDON 42 22.3% 51 49.5% 188 $1,314,514 0 1 1 1 $0.84
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 40 16.0% 61 40.4% 250 $3,943,800 0 0 4 5 $0.73
MICHAEL MORONEY 39 15.8% 60 40.1% 247 $5,686,961 4 0 3 1 $0.88
LEON & TROY CORSTENS 38 15.7% 76 47.1% 242 $1,850,315 0 1 0 0 $0.86
PETER G MOODY 36 20.0% 52 48.9% 180 $3,980,677 2 2 1 5 $1.02
LEON CORSTENS 36 23.1% 40 48.7% 156 $2,325,687 2 1 0 1 $1.17
COLIN LITTLE 36 24.2% 32 45.6% 149 $3,246,016 2 1 2 1 $1.22
GREG EURELL 34 21.4% 54 55.3% 159 $2,604,509 2 2 0 5 $1.04
DAVID A HAYES 32 12.5% 65 37.7% 257 $3,103,974 2 4 4 0 $0.86

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 24 12.2% 39 32.0% 197 $4,732,052 1 0 3 1 $0.63
2022/23 61 11.8% 162 43.3% 515 $7,962,215 1 0 3 2 $0.63
2021/22 75 13.5% 146 39.9% 554 $11,962,445 5 5 2 2 $0.69
2020/21 84 12.5% 177 38.9% 671 $11,871,730 3 1 6 8 $0.70
2019/20 104 14.9% 181 40.9% 696 $10,219,412 2 2 3 8 $0.77
2018/19 107 16.2% 137 36.9% 662 $10,599,666 4 1 7 10 $0.92
2017/18 85 15.0% 133 38.5% 566 $7,265,590 2 1 8 8 $0.84
2016/17 84 14.4% 149 39.9% 584 $7,573,990 2 3 4 7 $0.82
2015/16 96 15.4% 131 36.4% 623 $11,975,062 4 4 10 8 $0.77
2014/15 118 15.3% 199 41.2% 769 $9,841,768 3 5 8 6 $0.78
Overall 3189 15.7% 4963 24.4% 20332 $260,541,631 129 134 150 250 $0.80