Former champion jockey ‘Billy Idol’ Shane Dye is on the verge of a comeback for race riding. Dye, 46, had been mainly living in Macau since he terminated his riding contract in Mauritius in 2009. He has returned to New Zealand earlier this year and has been riding track work and barrier trials. Dye won 2 Sydney premierships and won 93 Group 1 races. He famously won 4 straight Golden Slippers in the early 1990’s.