Danny Nikolic

Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic charged with perjury over car accident

Adam Cooper Suspended jockey Danny Nikolic has been charged with perjury after allegedly giving false evidence to a court over a traffic accident.

Horse Racing

Danny Nikolic banned for two years

Danny Nikolic

Patrick Bartley Jockey's career appears over after he was banned for two years by Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board.

Danny Nikolic investigated by police for allegedly stalking Racing Victoria staff

Danny Nikolic

Patrick Bartley Warned-off jockey Danny Nikolic is being investigated by police for allegedly stalking Racing Victoria staff after he was told to leave its Flemington headquarters on Monday.


Danny Nikolic 'threw rider against wall'

Danny Nikolic

Adam Cooper Banned jockey Danny Nikolic punched a fellow rider and threw him against an office wall in an early morning assault at Caulfield racecourse, a court has heard.


Carnival Clues

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots Carnival Clues


Damien Oliver's holiday at mug punters' expense

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster At a charity function held in Melbourne a week ago, Richard Callander was cracking jokes, as the big fella often does.

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Breakthrough in Smoking Aces scandal

Danny Nikolic.

Nick McKenzie and Nino Bucci Police make breakthrough in Victoria's biggest race-fixing probe.

Horse Racing

Nikolic to front up on assault charges in May

Mark Russell Disgraced jockey Danny Nikolic will face a hearing on assault charges in May next year.

Horse Racing

Smerdon charged over passing cash to Oliver

Robert Smerdon

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria stewards have brought charges against Smerdon for passing on $11,000.

Oliver witness granted indemnity


Patrick Bartley AS BEMUSED trainer Robert Smerdon sought legal advice on Thursday night after being charged with acting in a way that was prejudicial to the interests of racing, former AFL player Mark Hunter, who...

Horse Racing

Nikolic loses appeal

Danny Nikolic.

Patrick Bartley Disgraced jockey Danny Nikolic has lost his appeal against a two-year disqualification.

Nikolic's appeal thrown out, but judge reserves decision on penalty

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots DANNY Nikolic has lost his appeal against a two-year disqualification. Nikolic had appealed against the penalty handed down by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board for threatening Racing...

Integrity key to racing

Betting, standover tactics, treating horses to get them to perform better: it all sounds a bit like the Wild West out there, which is exactly the image racing, and its rulers, need to dispel.

Michael Lynch Having set the betting dog running, the stewards have no option but to pursue the quarry.


TVN boss Sweeney quizzed over broadcast deal with Seven

Horse racing

Chris Roots and Patrick Bartley OUTGOING TVN chief executive Peter Sweeney will front his board on Wednesday to explain the deal with Channel Seven that is costing the racing aggregator $2.


Nikolic could face more charges over Seymour

Jockey Danny Nikolic.

Patrick Bartley Disgraced jockey's reduced sentence is one year of disqualification and one of suspension.

Black Opal Stakes Day

Photo-finish caused an outcry

David Polkinghorne Paul Walshe still remembers the very first Black Opal Stakes in 1973 - and its earthquake-fuelled controversy.

Horse Racing

Sport and drugs should never mix: end of story


Michael Lynch For all sport, drugs are a problem. For racing, they could become an existential one.


Nikolic fights charges on a technicality

Jockey Danny Nikolic.

Patrick Bartley Disgraced jockey Danny Nikolic and his legal team are attempting to have two charges of intimidating Racing Victoria steward Wade Hadley dropped, with the rider maintaining he was not licensed at the...

Jockey Nikolic given good behaviour bond

Jockey Danny Nikolic

Emma Partridge Disgraced jockey Danny Nikolic threatened to dig up the ''skeletons'' of the family of murdered Victorian racing identity Les Samba in an email sent to his ex-wife, a court has heard.

Horse Racing

RV hopes for spring clean-up

Generuc racing

Michael Lynch Racing Victoria knows it cannot afford another spring carnival like last year.