11 January 2011
Nikolic Promises To "Keep My Mouth Shut"
Controversial jockey Danny Nikolic "has decided to remain in Melbourne & plans to base himself at Caulfield when his 2-month suspension expires on Australia Day" reported The Herald-Sun. The newspaper noted: "Many believed he would move interstate, possibly Queensland, to relaunch his career after a year in which he repeatedly clashed with Racing Victoria stewards, particularly chief stipe Terry Bailey." However Nikolic, 36, declared: "I'm not running away from anything or anyone, that's not me. ... I'm going to base myself at Caulfield & do as much track-work for whoever wants to use me. I've always had a lot of support from the trainers at Caulfield." However Nikolic "admitted that he must curb his propensity to speak his mind" & summed up: "I've got to try to keep my mouth shut!"