RAD Board Dismisses Nikolic Charges
Embattled jockey Danny Nikolic can afford to breathe a sigh of relief after the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board cleared him of all four charges he contested.
Nikolic pleaded not guilty to two charges for improper practices in connection with racing and another two charges for conduct prejudicial to the interest of racing.
Chaired by Judge Russell Lewis, The RAD Board did “not find the charges proved” and therefore dismissed the charges.
Last week, Nikolic pleaded guilty to five charges of engaging in improper behaviour towards stewards at Moonee Valley on February 13 and for leaving the jockeys’ room between riding commitments without permission of stewards, making contact with various associates via his mobile phone.
This morning the RAD Board fined Nikolic $2,000 on the charge of improper behaviour towards stewards while Nikolic was fined $250 for each occasion he made contact with various associates mid-meeting at Seymour on October 18, Kyneton on October 20, Geelong on October 21 and Flemington on January 1.
Aside from these fines, Nikolic was fined $5,000 by the RAD Board earlier this year for not handing his mobile phone to stewards when requested to do so.
To view the reasons given by the RAD Board as to how they reached their verdict, click here.
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