Oliver charged in Australia

  • Last Updated: November 13 2012, 16:48 GMT

Top Australian jockey Damien Oliver is set to appear before Racing Victoria stewards in Flemington on Tuesday where he will face two charges.

Damien Oliver: set to appear before stewards on Tuesday

Oliver, who has been stood down pending next week's inquiry, has admitted to betting on a rival horse, according to reports in Australia.

Racing Victoria have confirmed Oliver had made admissions to stewards about placing a10,000 bet on Miss Octopussy, the winner of a race at Moonee Valley in October 2010.

Oliver, who was sixth on second-favourite Europa Point, is also charged with having in his possession, and using, a mobile phone in the jockeys' room prior to the race.