Disgraced Hong Kong jockey Marco Chui Kwan-lai (pictured) will resume his broken career as early as next week after being thrown a lifeline by the West Australian Turf Club in Perth. The former champion apprentice rider in 2007-08 when attached to the leading Tony Cruz yard, has been in limbo since struggling in his debut year among the seniors then returning his first positive to the drug ketamine in June 2009. He was banned for six months and was back only a short time when a second positive in February last year led to a further year's disqualification, before the licensing committee put an end to his career in Hong Kong by refusing to licence him again in February this year. At the recommendation of friend and former Hong Kong apprentice jockey Thomas Yeung Kai-tong, who is studying at Curtin University in Perth, Chui, 25, has sought to continue his career in Australia. After undergoing a drug counselling course, he applied for and was granted a licence for track work and has taken part in 14 barrier trials recently to get his ticket back to the races. Chui had received the green light to be a race jockey again and may resume as soon as next week, Perth media reported. Chui has engaged a successful former local jockey, John Claite, to act as his agent to secure rides, and he has been granted a 12-month visa to live and work in Australia. 'I love riding and I want to do it even better. I want to stay as long as I can,' Chui told The West Australian newspaper.