Victoria Oliver
Trainer Bios

Vicki Oliver

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 39

Stakes Wins: 0

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2014 Del Mar Oaks with Personal Diary

First Stakes Win: 2001 Monmouth Beach Stakes with Wittenberg

First Graded Stakes Win: 2010 Gardenia (G3) at Ellis Park with Direct Line

First Career Win: August 28, 1998, at Monmouth with Love Line

At Keeneland

Won first race during the 2000 Fall Meet.


Based at Keeneland for much of the year.

North American career earnings exceed $11 million with 246 wins through June 19, 2019.

Click here for her Equibase record.


Vicki, who is based at Keeneland most of the year, is the daughter of successful breeder and owner G. Watts Humphrey, a member of The Jockey Club who is on Keeneland’s board of directors. She grew up at her parents’ Shawnee Farm near Harrodsburg, Ky., about 30 miles southwest of Keeneland.

She rode show horses in her youth before she started working at the race rack.

“I’d always been around Thoroughbreds, but I had more of an interest in showing horses,” she told Linda Dougherty of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred in 2003. “I worked for a veterinarian and a blacksmith, then worked in the Gulfstream Park racing office and in the Monmouth Park publicity office. All that knowledge and experience, I feel, has really helped me become a better trainer.”

Vicki also broke young horses for Bill Harrigan and was an exercise rider and assistant to former trainer Elliott Walden. She met her future husband, trainer Phil Oliver, when he was an assistant to Walden. They married on her parents’ farm.

Vicki, who gallops many of her own horses, is usually well acquainted with the runners in her care.