Champion jockey Damien Oliver was charged by stewards over a betting scandal after he admitted putting money on a rival horse that won a race in which he was riding.
Champion jockey Damien Oliver, pictured in 2006, was charged by racing stewards Tuesday after he admitted putting money on a rival horse that won a race in which he was also riding. He faces a ban of up to 12 months, which could place his career in jeopardy.
The charge relates to a race two years ago at Moonee Valley in Melbourne in which Oliver allegedly breached the rules by betting Aus$10,000 (US$10,400) via a third party on eventual winner and favourite Miss Octopussy.
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