DANNY Nikolic's future in racing will be known later on Thursday when the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hands down its decision on the jockey's two-year disqualification.
The Caulfield-based rider is appealing against the career-ending sentence after being found guilty of threatening Victoria's chief racing steward Terry Bailey and his family.
Bailey yesterday told VCAT that he was so concerned by the threatening manner of Nikolic at Seymour races on September 4 that he arranged for security for his family before leaving the course. He said he did not stay at home on the night in question but instead stayed at a motel in Euroa as he had important business the next morning.
Danny Nikolic. Photo: Penny Stephens
Nikolic was disqualified for two years for improper conduct, and one year for bringing racing into disrepute, with the sentences to be served concurrently.