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Racing Vic Stewards Issue 9 Charges Against Nikolic

Monday, 17th May 2010

Racing Victoria stewards issued 9 charges against jockey Danny Nikolic (to be heard by the Racing Appeals And Disciplinary Board at a date to be fixed):

  • Charges 1-4: 2 for "improper practices in connection with racing" & 2 for "conduct prejudicial to the interests of racing"; the "particulars being that Nikolic had formed associations with persons & through communications with them lay bets, well outside the associates' normal betting patterns, were placed on Betfair against a number of Nikolic's rides between 1 October 2009 & 13 February 2010".
  • Charge 5: for "engaging in improper behaviour before stewards at the Moonee Valley race meeting on 13 February 2010".
  • Charges 6-9: 4 for "leaving the jockeys' room during riding commitments without the permission of stewards & making contact with various associates via his mobile phone at Seymour on 18 October, Kyneton on 20 October, Geelong on 21 October & Flemington on 1 January".
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