Jailed jockey Stanley Chin will get a poignant reminder today of the racing life he once graced and has now lost forever. Scots-born trainer Mark Johnston, a supporter of Chin and critic of the sentence of 3.5 years the jockey received for attempting to fix races, is expected to visit Chin this afternoon. Johnston tried on several occasions to persuade Chin to quit Hong Kong and take his chances with racing outside the SAR. The 25-year-old jockey also turned down a chance to ride in Germany. Johnston is in Hong Kong for tomorrow's renewal of the International Races, the great showpiece of the local season. 'I have been arranging for a few days about visiting Stanley because he was a good friend and someone who never let me down. I tried to persuade him to leave Hong Kong but he would not have it although, right at the end, I know he was thinking about it. 'I spoke to him about it when I was here last year for the International Races. The day after I left he was arrested. 'Not for one moment do I condone what he tried to do or any part he played in whatever went on but, coming from the UK, it was a harsh sentence. You would get that for rape or attempted murder there,' said Johnston. Intermediary Angeline Cheung Mai-tak has arranged the visit with Chin's family as prisoners are restricted to a set number of visits. She said last night: 'It has been arranged that Mr Johnston can visit Stanley in the afternoon and we are working on the details now.'