Nash Rawiller is heading back to Australia after Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption chose not to lay charges against the jockey.
In April this year Rawiller was found guilty of “having an interest in a bet” and “receiving a benefit for providing tips” by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and disqualified for 15-months.
Hong Kong’s ICAC then confiscated Rawiller’s passport when he was detained trying to flee the country at the Hong Kong International Airport. -month Hong Kong ban will be enforced by Australian racing stewards meaning he can’t be involved in racing until August next year.
That penalty is the harshest in Hong Kong since local stewards suspended another Australian, former jockey and now Queensland-based trainer Chris Munce for 30 months for the “tips for bets” affair in 2008.