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Nikolic guilty of steward threats
Nikolic guilty of steward threats

Jockey Danny Nikolic has been found guilty of making threats to Victoria’s chief racing steward Terry Bailey.

The The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board returned the verdict this afternoon and will adjourn again to consider a penalty for the troubled rider.

Bailey claimed Nikolic threatened him and his family in a confrontation at the Seymour racing meeting on September 4.

Bailey subsequently stood Nikolic down from riding indefinitely and stewards later laid the charges against the jockey.

In his closing submission, lawyer Phillip Priest, QC, described Nikolic’s defence as “bankrupt”.

He said the jockey harboured “festering animosity” towards Bailey.

Nikolic’s lawyer Sandy Robertson told the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board his client “doesn’t even have a case to answer”.

The West Australian

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