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Danny Nikolic

Non-issues lead news in controlled world of Hong Kong racing

Damien Oliver

With a small number of jockeys, trainers, races and horses, Hong Kong has fewer opportunities than other racing jurisdictions for the kind of meat-on-the-bone stories that happen elsewhere.

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 2:16am

Jockeys deserve respect and loyalty

Mosse's sacking from Sacred Kingdom underlines precarious nature of the job

What are the connections of Sacred Kingdom telling the world with their astonishing decision to fire Gerald Mosse from his position as jockey on the world's number-one sprinter?

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Craig's Dragon proves departed Nikolic can pick a winner

John Moore had a word of praise for a departed colleague after Craig's Dragon ($35 favourite) made it three wins in the space of four runs in the Heilongjiang Handicap.

2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Nikolic to terminate his club riding contract

The Hong Kong season has hardly begun, but is expected to claim its first casualty today when Australian rider Danny Nikolic is released from his club riding contract.

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Siblings make dad top of the pops

Specialist Hong Kong stallion O'Reilly celebrated with a late treble and Paul O'Sullivan wasn't going to be left out of a big afternoon for the horse he once trained.

25 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Kingdom 'may be more a miler than a sprinter'

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie and jockey Danny Nikolic (pictured) asked fans of Sacred Kingdom to be understanding in the wake of the gelding's first defeat in six starts at the hands of a monster called Medic Power.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Memorable day for Aussie ace Nikolic

Group win on Ever Bright shows he can be a big-race rider in HK, too

13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Nikolic hoping for charmed ride on Great Achievement

The third time should prove the charm for Danny Nikolic when Great Achievement bounces back from two unlucky defeats to take out the Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley tonight.

Nikolic's timing has been impeccable, getting on the Manfred Man Ka-leung-trained five-year-old two runs back, just as he was finding form after a largely indifferent season.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Nikolic grounded over Touch Down

Danny Nikolic had the choice of two mounts in the Class Five handicap over the extended metric mile and was proved correct for about 15 minutes when the Paul O'Sullivan-trained China Sportfield narrowly prevailed over Touch Down.

7 May 2007 - 12:00am

Improved Sea Treasure looks too good in final leg

Sea Treasure has been one of many successes from the Andreas Schutz stable this season and with the benefit of one run over 2,200 metres under his belt the five-year-old should return to winning form in the final leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

The king of Sha Tin

Breeding: Encosta de Lago - Courtroom Sweetie

Age: Bay gelding, three years old

Trainer: Ricky Yiu

Jockey: Danny Nikolic

Purchase price: A$200,000 (Melbourne Premier Sale, February 13, 2005)

Record: five starts, five wins

2 May 2007 - 12:00am

Mutual Friendship ready to make his breakthrough

Trainer Almond Lee Yee-tat is still in the early stages of nurturing the talents of Mutual Friendship but the three-year-old looks to have learned enough to take out the Hong Kong Lions Cup (1,400m) today at Sha Tin.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Red-hot Nikolic to get TT off to a flier on Sportfield

Danny Nikolic has well and truly established himself in the tough jockey ranks of Hong Kong and his recent hot trot looks set to continue when he teams up with China Sportfield in the opening leg of tomorrow afternoon's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Ever Bright ready for big time

Paul O'Sullivan might be the only trainer ringing Nigel Gray at the Jockey Club this morning asking for a higher ratings penalty for a winner after improving stayer Ever Bright put himself within range of Group racing with his third straight win.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Safety First maintains Yiu's high strike rate

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie continues to maintain a high strike rate this season and it is young, quality horses like Safety First who are helping him do it.

At 14.7 per cent winners to runners, only championship contender Paul O'Sullivan is keeping a better strike rate than Yiu, who is winning races at a rate just under 13 per cent.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am