Tag Archives: Sal Perna

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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POLICE FIND WAY TO REVEAL DIRT – Wednesday May 15 2013

– Police have identified a way they believe allows them to tip off the racing industry about dodgy jockeys, trainers and owners without breaking the law. And the AFL yesterday made an appeal to police to also tell it of … 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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‘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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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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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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I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE – Thursday September 6 2012

– Corruption detectives sent police to protect Victoria’s top race steward, Terry Bailey, after he allegedly clashed with Danny Nikolic, a dramatic hearing was told last night. And in another development, Nikolic said he had been told by a senior … Continue reading

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HORSE TRAINERS DOUBT RACE FIX – Wednesday August 22 2012

– Purana taskforce detectives are interviewing horse trainers as part of a major race-fixing probe. Several trainers have said they had been quizzed about a race at Cranbourne last year that was at the centre of the investigation. The heavily … Continue reading

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RACING DUMPS BEST ASSETS – Saturday August 18 2012

– A decision to dump three respected investigators with close ties to the Purana taskforce has come back to haunt a toothless Racing Victoria. RVL and racing integrity commissioner Sal Perna claim to be hamstrung by a lack of interaction … Continue reading

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