AGE WEIGHT CAREER WINS GROUP 1 WINS PRIZE MONEY FIRST RIDE MOST RIDES FOR
46 54kgs 2389 112 $198,807,119 No Imposition, 1988 Mick Price


  • An eight-time Scobie Breasley Medal winner and one of a select group to have completed the Grand Slam of Australian racing, the man affectionately known as “Ollie” is arguably Australia’s best-known jockey.

    Since relocating to Victoria from Western Australia as a talented apprentice three decades ago, Oliver has become one of the country’s most successful riders with more than 100 Group 1 wins to his name. He is also one of only a handful of jockeys who have won Australian racing’s four majors: the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper. But his success is by no means restricted to the spring, with his Festival of Racing scalps including the Black Caviar Lightning (five wins including Schillaci in 1992 and 1993), Newmarket Handicap (three wins including Alinghi in 2005), Blue Diamond Stakes (Alinghi in 2004), Australian Cup (Fiorente in 2014) and the William Reid Stakes (Apache Cat in 2009).

    He formed a formidable partnership with Grunt over last year’s Festival of Racing, taking out both the Group 3 C.S. Hayes Stakes and the Group 1 Australian Guineas on the Mick Price-trained galloper.  

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