Procedural arguments between international racing bodies are of little concern to jockey Chris Munce. Munce has served 20 months in jail for tipping horses but now wants nothing more than to get back into the saddle and start riding winners again. 'I can tell you one thing, there won't be any more determined person at the races than me,' Munce said yesterday. 'I'm very focused and I'm sure my determination will come out on raceday..... there might be a few horses with sore bums,'' he added. Munce said the last two years had been an extremely stressful period for his family. 'But we have ended up with a good result,' he said. 'It's a great relief I can assure you. Each day has been very difficult for my family, my wife in particular, but now we can just get on with life as normal.'' Munce said he trained hard during his time in jail and was very fit and close to his peak riding weight. However, he also said the time laps from walking out of jail on October 30 to yesterday's moment when he was finally granted a riding licence had taken longer than he hoped. 'Most guys who leave prison are fortunate enough to get straight back on with their life as normal,' he said. 'Unfortunately, I had to go through this process with Hong Kong which has dragged on a lot longer than I had expected. 'Today's decision certainly puts an end to it and I am very thankful for that. I'm just looking forward to resuming my career and riding many more winners.' Peter V'Landys, the chief executive of Racing NSW, will face enormous international criticism for failing to observe due process in the Munce affair. Weeks ago, through the media, he telegraphed his full backing for Munce and yesterday, with the Racing NSW Board in apparent disarray as the state government attempts to select a new one, V'Landys seemed to have the absolute authority to make fact out of his personal opinion. 'Chris Munce has already paid a heavy price for the mistakes he made,' V'Landys repeated. Munce, the winner of 40 Group One races including the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and two Golden Slippers, could have appealed against the severity of the Jockey Club decision but chose not to. Munce also declined his opportunity to appeal the decision of District Court judge Kevin Browne to jail him for 30 months in February, 2007.