FRIDAY is an important day for Grant van Niekerk as the licencing board is to meet to consider his application for the renewal of his South African licence, writes MICHAEL CLOWER.
According to the sahorseracing website he will not be able to resume until August 1 but he could be back quite soon if all goes well on Friday.
He has already been given a clearance letter by the Hong Kong Jockey Club who dismissed him in early April following a domestic dispute on Jockey Club property. As he has since explained himself, and apologised, on social media he will be anxious to put this episode behind him and resume race-riding as soon as possible.
He had been doing particularly well in Hong Kong at the time, was fifth on the log with 37 winners and was becoming much in demand with local owners and trainers.- Gold Circle.