22 Sep 2010

Champion Australian jockey at centre of criminal investigation

12:08 pm on 22 September 2010

The champion Australian jockey Damien Oliver has been questioned by police over a criminal matter not related to racing.

Police have confirmed they've spoken to the dual Melbourne Cup-winning jockey, though the nature of the allegations can't be disclosed for legal reasons, and Oliver hasn't been charged with an offence.

A movie on Oliver is in production - it's based on his 2002 Melbourne Cup win on Media Puzzle, a week after the death of his brother Jason in a race fall in Western Australia.