Tag Archives: Les Samba

JOCKEY FOUND GUILTY OF ASSAULT ON FELLOW JOCKEY AND DETECTIVE

Friday September 6 2013 – Champion jockey Danny Nikolic has avoided jail for assaulting a fellow jockey and a police officer investigating his father-in-law’s murder. Daniel Mario Nikolic, 38, was fined $1500 and convicted of recklessly causing injury and assaulting … Continue reading

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DETECTIVE DENIES PUNCHING JOCKEY

Thursday September 5 2013 – Whether champion jockey Danny Nikolic is guilty of assaulting another jockey or a police officer investigating the murder of his father-in-law will be decided today in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. Daniel Mario Nikolic, 38, the … Continue reading

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COURT HEARS OF NIKOLIC POLICE INTERVIEW CLASH

Saturday August 24 2013 – The police officer allegedly assaulted by champion jockey Danny Nikolic was a homicide detective probing Nikolic as a “person of interest” in the murder of his father-in-law, racehorse owner Les Samba, a court has heard. … Continue reading

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POLICE CLUES ON MURDER – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Police have revealed a breakthrough in the murder investigation of slain horse trainer Les Samba. Detectives released a previously unseen CCTV image of two men they say spoke to Mr Samba, at Crown Casino, where he was staying, just … Continue reading

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RACING OFFICIALS TO PICK UP WHERE POLICE LEFT OFF ON NIKOLIC – Tuesday July 16 2013

– Racing Victoria officials have vowed to continue their investigation into jockey Danny Nikolic, despite police abandoning race-fixing charges against him. The suspected race fix, involving Nikolic’s mount Smoking Aces at Cranbourne in April 2011 is understood to have yielded … Continue reading

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NOT A LOT TO CELEBRATE – Thursday February 7 2013

– The players in both change rooms are calm just an hour before kick-off. After all they are confident they have been well coached on how to carry out their designated roles. The referee and linesmen have trained for this … Continue reading

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DANNY NOT IN ON BET – Tuesday January 29 2013

– Champion jockey Danny Nikolic did not make a cent from a race he is accused of fixing, his brother says. John Nikolic told the Herald Sun he and others won $60,000 from the race at the centre of the … Continue reading

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NIKOLIC RACE BAN UPHELD – Saturday December 22 2012

– Jockey Danny Nikolic’s hopes of salvaging his career were left in tatters yesterday when he lost his bid to overturn a racing ban. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal backed a racing board’s finding that Nikolic had threatened chief … Continue reading

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HEAT ON GANGSTER – Wednesday November 14 2012

– A gangland figure linked to shadowy racing identities is under scrutiny over the execution-style murder of trainer Les Samba. The criminal being investigated over the killing has a history of violence stretching over more than two decades and is … Continue reading

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I DIDN’T KILL SAMBA – Friday September 21 2012

– Controversial jockey Danny Nikolic angrily declared at a racing board hearing yesterday he had “nothing to do with Les Samba getting murdered”. Nikolic’s denial of involvement in the murder of his former father-in-law came during his career-deciding hearing into … Continue reading

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