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Damien Oliver Under Investigation For Alleged Bet
In sensational allegations, The Sunday Age reports: "Champion jockey Damien Oliver allegedly bet about $10,000 on a rival horse to beat one he was riding, in a flagrant breach of the rules of racing." According to the report, "It is understood that Oliver used a middleman to place his bet on Miss Octopussy, which won the race." It is believed that the alleged bet via a third party was discovered during ongoing investigations "by authorities investigating the horse racing industry as part of a probe centering on alleged race fixing involving the controversial jockey Danny Nikolic" in to the so-called Smoking Aces case.