Tag Archives: Racing Victoria

MORE TROUBLE FOR NIKOLIC AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING A FRIEND AND A DETECTIVE

Friday August 23 2013 – Banned jockey Danny Nikolic stood with his forehead to a police officer’s and dared him to punch him after being interviewed over allegations he bashed a mate and fellow jockey, a court has heard. Daniel … Continue reading

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POLICE EAGER TO SHARE PHONE TAPS

Monday August 19 2013 – The nation’s top crime fighter says laws that prevent police sharing telephone intercept information with sporting bodies should be relaxed to expose corruption. “While ultimately a matter for government…there is potential and opportunity to relax … 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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RACING VICTORIA DRAFTS EX-POLICE TO TACKLE CHEATS – Saturday March 30 2013

– Racing Victoria is stepping up its campaign to stamp out racing cheat’s by drafting two experienced police officers, including one for the Purana Taskforce. With a series of unsavoury allegations and episodes dogging the industry since the spring carnival, … Continue reading

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BREAKTHROUGH IN SMOKING ACES SCANDAL – Sunday December 9 2012

– Police have made a breakthrough in Victoria’s biggest race-fixing probe, uncovering CCTV vision of a relative of Danny Nikolic collecting winnings on a race that the disgraced jockey allegedly fixed. The winnings collected were from bets placed by a … Continue reading

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‘FREDDIE THE BEAR’ LOVES HORSE RACING. BUT SHOULD HE BE AT THE TRACK? – Saturday November 10 2012

– Tanned, handsome, and wearing a houndstooth jacket, the man known to his friends as “Freddie the Bear” has, throughout the spring carnival, embodied the glamour and the swagger that many see as synonymous with Australia’s biggest horse racing event. … Continue reading

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HOOPS UNDER SCRUTINY – Friday November 9 2012

– Damien Oliver’s ride on Europa Point is under police investigation, with new revelations about a secret stewards inquiry emerging during the Danny Nikolic hearing. An owner of Europa Point, the horse Oliver allegedly rode but bet against at Moonee … Continue reading

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THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACK – Thursday November 8 2012

– The only thing that would have been worse for Victorian racing than Damien Oliver riding in the Melbourne Cup was if he had won it. There would have been a great image for the world – a jockey, who … 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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UNMASKING TURF’S TOUGH NUT – Friday September 7 2012

– Long before his father-in-law, Les Samba, was shot dead last year, Danny Nikolic attracted trouble the way stables attract flies. To be fair, at least once it wasn’t his fault. Back in 1996, when Nikolic was an angelic-looking young … Continue reading

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