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Offline chuggers

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« 2013-Feb-20, 06:01 PM Reply #50 »
He is now 70kgs--what will he be in six months   :o will need some serious dieting & saunas to get down to 55kgs...

Give it up Danny--ya time is up....

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« 2013-Feb-20, 08:29 PM Reply #51 »
What are the chances of Nikolic being relicensed ?

Not flash - even corporates would let you on I think.

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« 2013-Feb-20, 08:37 PM Reply #52 »
He is now 70kgs--what will he be in six months   :o will need some serious dieting & saunas to get down to 55kgs...

Give it up Danny--ya time is up....

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Depends how badly he wants it.

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« 2013-Feb-20, 08:44 PM Reply #53 »
I'm surprised the media haven't been gossiping about Danny's New Year holiday to Vegas. A week swanning it up with a "very colourful" racing identity and brothel owner, and a high profile Aust / Origin rep rugby league player. Made a "colourful" sight on the piss together apparently. Interesting the company some keep.

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« 2013-Feb-21, 02:15 PM Reply #54 »
Triples

Any Photos ???????????

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« 2013-Feb-21, 03:09 PM Reply #55 »
I'm surprised the media haven't been gossiping about Danny's New Year holiday to Vegas. A week swanning it up with a "very colourful" racing identity and brothel owner, and a high profile Aust / Origin rep rugby league player. Made a "colourful" sight on the piss together apparently. Interesting the company some keep.
For someone with my sheltered life I can only narrow down the RL angle down to 2. But I'd guess Margaret Cunneen would know both.

The first guy leaves little to the imagination.

Nikolic's alleged actions don't appear to be illegal.

But neither was this.




So surely the media could have come to the party.?

Rather than peddle the RVL/Tabcorp/Government line that more money needs to be wasted on whitewashing scenarios so the real culprits get off!


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« 2013-Feb-21, 05:42 PM Reply #56 »
There's point at which stuff becomes idle gossip.

This would be at that point IMO.

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« 2013-Jun-20, 07:39 PM Reply #57 »
Latest Nikolic case adjourned......................Racenet report

Victoria’s Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has adjourned the latest instalment in the Danny Nikolic saga to consider whether it can hear misconduct charges against the disqualified jockey.

Nikolic is currently serving a one-year disqualification before he starts a year-long suspension for threatening RV chief steward Terry Bailey at Seymour last September but faces another charge of allegedly threatening steward Wade Birch at a hearing in November last year.

Nikolic appeared before the RAD Board on Thursday morning to answer the charges.

The ABC reported Nikolic’s counsel argued the RAD Board did not have the power to hear the case because the jockey was disqualified at the time and thus not a licensed person.

Nikolic’s counsel also tendered that the jockey may not receive a fair hearing because the alleged incident took place during his appeal against a two-year disqualification with the VCAT member referring to the exchange in his judgement.

The RAD Board has adjourned the case until a date to be fixed.

I don't think Wade Birch was the target in this case......interesting argument by his brief....at a guess I think the case will be proceeded with. :shrug:

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« 2013-Jun-20, 07:42 PM Reply #58 »
Latest Nikolic case adjourned......................Racenet report

Victoria’s Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has adjourned the latest instalment in the Danny Nikolic saga to consider whether it can hear misconduct charges against the disqualified jockey.

Nikolic is currently serving a one-year disqualification before he starts a year-long suspension for threatening RV chief steward Terry Bailey at Seymour last September but faces another charge of allegedly threatening steward Wade Birch at a hearing in November last year.

Nikolic appeared before the RAD Board on Thursday morning to answer the charges.

The ABC reported Nikolic’s counsel argued the RAD Board did not have the power to hear the case because the jockey was disqualified at the time and thus not a licensed person.

Nikolic’s counsel also tendered that the jockey may not receive a fair hearing because the alleged incident took place during his appeal against a two-year disqualification with the VCAT member referring to the exchange in his judgement.

The RAD Board has adjourned the case until a date to be fixed.

I don't think Wade Birch was the target in this case......interesting argument by his brief....at a guess I think the case will be proceeded with. :shrug:


You would think he would move on......the legal costs must be hugggeeee.....


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« 2013-Jun-20, 08:05 PM Reply #59 »
That's right, it wasn't Wade Birch, it was a steward from Tasmania I believe.

I'll give Nikolic one thing though, he must have the thickest hide on the planet.
He is trying to have the latest charge against him thrown out.
Not on the basis that he is not guilty, but on the basis that he was already under suspension when he threatened the steward, so he claims he wasn't technically a licenced person at the time, and therefore not subject to the rules governing misbehaviour by licenced persons.

Hopefully he will lose badly, and be put out for life.

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« 2013-Jun-20, 08:09 PM Reply #60 »
That's right, it wasn't Wade Birch, it was a steward from Tasmania I believe.

I'll give Nikolic one thing though, he must have the thickest hide on the planet.
He is trying to have the latest charge against him thrown out.
Not on the basis that he is not guilty, but on the basis that he was already under suspension when he threatened the steward, so he claims he wasn't technically a licenced person at the time, and therefore not subject to the rules governing misbehaviour by licenced persons.

Hopefully he will lose badly, and be put out for life.

Agreed....big time.....

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« 2013-Jun-21, 10:42 AM Reply #61 »
Wade hadley

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« 2013-Jun-25, 08:57 PM Reply #62 »
RAD Board rules it can hear Nikolic case

Victoria's Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has rejected jockey Danny Nikolic's submission it cannot hear two misconduct charges against him because he is a disqualified person.

Stewards charged Nikolic with engaging in improper conduct after an exchange with stipe Wade Hadley at a VCAT hearing into a charge of the jockey threatening chief steward Terry Bailey at Seymour last year.

Nikolic's counsel claimed the RAD Board could not hear the case because the jockey was not bound by the rules of racing at the time of the alleged incidents because he was disqualified.

The stewards' legal representation argued Nikolic was bound by the rules of racing despite his disqualification because of the agreement he signed to that effect when renewing his licence to ride last year.

Stewards also submitted Nikolic was subject to the rules of racing because he was seeking a review of a RAD Board penalty, therefore he was "taking part in a matter coming within the rules and was therefore deemed to consent to be bound by them".

The legal argument took up much of last Thursday's hearing of the case with the RAD Board handing down their findings late Monday afternoon.

The three-man RAD Board panel ruled that their powers, along with the stewards, derive from the law of contract rather than a statutory force and Nikolic had consented to be bound by the rules of racing.

"Mr Nikolic was under an obligation to observe the rules, at least for the period of the disqualification," the RAD Board judgement read. "It is not necessary to decide whether Nikolic is obligated to observe the rules beyond that period.

"There is obvious sense in Racing Victoria having a continuing supervisory capacity over a disqualified person at least during the period of the disqualification.

"Were it not so, a disqualified person would be able to undermine the integrity of racing with virtual impunity as soon as a penalty of disqualification took effect. This would be a perverse outcome."

Nikolic's legal team has also challenged whether the RAD Board can hear the latest charges against him on the grounds of procedural fairness.

Both sides have until 5pm on Friday to make their submissions on that matter.


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« 2013-Jul-15, 06:02 PM Reply #63 »
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CHAMPION jockey Danny Nikolic will not be charged after a police investigation into explosive race-fixing claims.

Nikolic and his horse trainer brother John have been the subject of a major inquiry by organised crime detectives
into allegations a race at Cranbourne was fixed in April, 2011.

The race, won by Nikolic’s mount Smoking Aces, wound up the at the centre of inquiries by police and racing
authorities.

A brief of evidence by Purana taskforce detectives was submitted last year to the Office of Public Prosecutions.

The OPP’s advice was that there was insufficient evidence to lay charges.

The scandal sent shockwaves through the racing industry but John Nikolic told the Herald Sun he never doubted there would be no prosecution.

He said it was too late for his brother, whose riding career had been destroyed.

“His reputation’s been absolutely trashed,” John Nikolic said.

“We’re vindicated but you have to be annoyed that your reputation can be totally trashed. To date, not one fact
has come to light supporting any allegations.”

Allegations the Cranbourne race was rigged surfaced during a homicide squad investigation into the 2011 murder of racing identity Les Samba months earlier.

Mr Samba’s daughter, Victoria, was formerly married to Nikolic.

A Victoria Police statement issued today said: “Detectives from Purana Taskforce have completed a thorough
investigation into allegations of race fixing and money laundering in relation to a number of horse races in 2011
and 2012.

“On advice from the Office of Public Prosecutions, no charges will be laid.

“Where legislation permits, and on advice from the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, Victoria Police
will supply documentation to the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner to assist their investigation into
this matter.”

John Nikolic on Sunday trained his first winner since the reinstatement of his trainer’s licence when Hour of Peril
saluted in the Maclean Cup at Grafton in northern New South Wales.

He said he and his brother would not contemplate any kind of legal action.

“My brother’s seen more than enough courts,” John Nikolic said.

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« 2013-Jul-15, 10:38 PM Reply #64 »
Lack of evidence doesn't equal vindicated does it.

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« 2013-Jul-15, 10:45 PM Reply #65 »
I assume that the police were looking at whether they had sufficient proof to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that a criminal offence had been committed by DN.

I assume that now that that investigation is out of the way, the stewards can proceed with their investigation into whether they can substantiate, on the balance of probabilities, that the rules of racing were breached by DN.

I suspect that there is a way to go on this yet.
I'll be surprised if DN walks away unscathed.

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« 2013-Sep-05, 12:45 PM Reply #66 »
Found guilty of assaulting policeman and jockey..................fined $1,500.   

Doesn't seem to be much of a penalty IMO!    emthdown

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« 2013-Sep-05, 12:52 PM Reply #67 »
Found guilty of assaulting policeman and jockey..................fined $1,500.   

Doesn't seem to be much of a penalty IMO!    emthdown


I would imagine with that conviction Racing can piss him off for good.

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« 2013-Sep-05, 12:54 PM Reply #68 »
I reckon they'll use all their best endeavours to do exactly that!    emthup

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« 2013-Sep-05, 01:30 PM Reply #69 »
im told $300 dollar fine for assaulting police officer, that sounds lenient

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« 2013-Sep-05, 02:23 PM Reply #70 »
I think the assault case - Nikolic v.v. Pegus' girlfriend - is yet to come to court. 

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« 2013-Sep-06, 01:12 PM Reply #71 »
Horse Racing - Horse Racing - Nikolic Answers Police Assault Charge

Thursday, 5 September 2013: Controversial jockey Danny Nikolic says a homicide squad detective pinned him to the wall by his throat during a routine interview over a minor assault allegation.
Nikolic is charged with assaulting Detective Senior Constable Julio Salerno, then a member of the Purana taskforce, after a 2011 interview.

But Nikolic, 38, told the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday that the officer was the aggressor.

The suspended rider said Det Sen Const Salerno pushed him backwards into a chair, grabbed him by the throat and then held him to the wall when he stood back up.

"I thought he was outside the parameters of what he could do," Nikolic told the court.

He said he called Det Sen Const Salerno a "disgrace" and told him to, "f..k off, get out of here" during the interview.

Det Sen Const Salerno admitted to shoving Nikolic, but told the court he did so because he felt threatened after Nikolic stood and took a step toward him.

"Feeling threatened and fearing he was going to assault me, I pushed him back into his seat," Det Sen Const Salerno told the court.

Nikolic is accused of making slight contact with the forehead of Det Sen Const Salerno as they faced off in the interview room.

Nikolic was at St Kilda Rd police station in April 2011 to be interviewed about another alleged assault on fellow jockey Mark Pegus, and Det Sen Const Salerno had participated as a corroborator in that interview.

Det Sen Const Salerno previously told the court the true purpose of his presence was to gather intelligence in relation to the murder of Sydney racing identity Les Samba.

Nikolic had earlier been interviewed by police in connection with the Samba murder but cleared of any involvement.

The one-time leading Melbourne jockey is also charged over assaulting Pegus in January 2011 and Pegus's girlfriend Rickie-Lee Hull two months later.

He denies all charges.

Nikolic told the court he had been working with Pegus on a horse but became infuriated when Pegus claimed he was injured and refused to ride.

He said he told Pegus their partnership was finished and warned him not to come to trackwork the following day.

When Pegus arrived at trackwork, the pair argued, Pegus shoved Nikolic and Nikolic responded by pushing him against the wall, he said.

But Nikolic denied throwing punches during the scuffle, which he said lasted about one minute.

Magistrate Angela Bolger will decide on Thursday if Nikolic is guilty of assault.

AAP

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« 2013-Sep-06, 01:13 PM Reply #72 »
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Nikolic told the court he had been working with Pegus on a horse but became infuriated when Pegus claimed he was injured and refused to ride.

He said he told Pegus their partnership was finished and warned him not to come to trackwork the following day.

What on earth would be going on here ?

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« 2013-Sep-06, 01:44 PM Reply #73 »
maybe they were breaking in horses together ?

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« 2013-Sep-07, 02:06 AM Reply #74 »
Dan to country meets like racing qld pests did to bob?


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