Champion jockey Nash Rawiller will finally ride in a race and it is now just a few days away.
Rawiller, who has been tooing and froing as to where he will base himself, told Andrew Bensley on radio this morning that Sydney has won out.
“The owners in Sydney, especially those I’ve ridden for, are showing tremendous support so I will be basing myself in Sydney,” he said.
And he has chosen Kembla Grange, set down for Thursday 25 August, as his return date and venue.
The multiple Group One-winning jockey was banned in April of 2018 for 15 months by Hong Kong authorities for accepting gifts or money in exchange for tips.
With his sentence very soon to expire, Rawiller has had the penalty reduced to a suspension which allows him to ride trackwork and trials ahead of a race return.
He has been doing that a lot over the past month at Newcastle, Wyong and in the city.
Rawiller, who a decade ago was the king of race riding in Sydney when riding for Gai Waterhouse, will have a handful of return rides next Thursday at Kembla.