Embattled jockey Danny Nikolic need to wait until finally at least Monday to learn if he nonetheless has a occupation in racing immediately after the postponement on Wednesday of the hearing of expenses against him.
Nikolic, 37, is alleged to have threatened Victoria’s chief racing steward Terry Bailey in an incident at final week’s Seymour races that has amounted to a situation of his word against Bailey’s.
The allegations were initial aired officially when Nikolic applied final Wednesday for a remain of proceedings against Bailey’s decision to stand him down from riding.
For the duration of that hearing it was alleged Nikolic had stated to Bailey: “We all have households ….., and we know the place yours lives….”
Nikolic denied the allegation, claiming it was Bailey who had threatened him.
No independent verification of either allegation has been provided.
The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board chaired by former judge Russell Lewis rejected Nikolic’s remain application, saying it favored Bailey’s proof, but manufactured no specific discovering either way.
As a result of Nikolic’s alleged threat and other incidents at Seymour, the stewards laid two charges against him on Monday.
One charge falls underneath a rule of racing dealing with “improper or dishonourable action or practice” and the other with “conduct prejudicial to the image, interests, or welfare of racing”.
It had been meant that the identical RAD panel that ruled against Nikolic last week would adjudicate on people expenses.
But with the respective parties assembled to commence the hearing on Wednesday, Lewis announced a legal problem had manufactured it essential for a distinct panel to be convened.
The postponement follows newspaper reviews attributed to Nikolic’s household and close friends that he expects to in the end get a ban that would effectively end his career.