Controversial hoop Danny Nikolic has applied for a new jockey licence and it will be up to the Racing Victoria board to decide whether or not to grant it, reports Racing Victoria.

Racing Victoria chief steward Terry Bailey confirmed to’s Shane Anderson on Correct Weight the suspended rider wants to get back in the game.

“We have an application for his jockey’s licence,” Bailey said.

“Danny is still under suspension until the end of September so that will go through the normal processes like any other application.

“We have a sub-licensing committee that make recommendations to the board, anything that is controversial or has any doubt around it goes to the board for their consideration.

“Ultimately it will be up to the Racing Victoria board to approve it.”

Nikolic was disqualified and then suspended after threatening Bailey and his family at the Seymour races in September 2012.

There have been rumours of Nikolic currently riding trackwork, but Bailey reiterated that he’s not allowed to and is “not aware that he is”.

Nikolic manages to find controversy wherever he goes and is currently involved in an investigation surrounding the betting activities of $2.80 beaten favourite Baron Archer at Echuca in March.

Stewards have honed in on the Betfair account of Nikolic’s girlfriend Tania Hyett, which heavily laid Baron Archer to lose.

“The stewards are continuing their probe into the betting activities on the bet exchange Betfair,” Bailey said.

“Tania Hyett has been asked to produce further records and Danny Nikolic is yet to be interviewed but that will be in the next week or so.”

Baron Archer’s trainer Jason Warren copped a $17,500 fine on Friday after pleading guilty to intentionally failing to report that the horse underwent throat surgery and then making a false or misleading statement during a stewards’ inquiry.

Bailey confirmed that Warren’s involvement in the investigation is now over.