Champagne shower for Oliver
Champion jockey Damien Oliver could not add to his record haul of Melbourne Cup Carnival winners on Champions Stakes Day.
Riding at his last Carnival at Flemington, Oliver rode three winners over the four-day event.
His record Carnival haul stands at 88, including 28 at Group 1 level.
Jockeys formed a guard of honour for Oliver following his last ride and showered the champion rider of 128 Group 1 wins with champagne.
Oliver went close to adding to that Groiup 1 tally, partnering Duais into second place in the Champions Stakes (2000m).
“It’s been a great Carnival and the horses have run great,” Oliver said.
“Duais ran a great race for us, but she found one better, unfortunately.”