RV Stewards' Report - Clive Balfour

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards have today issued a charge against Clive Balfour, as the trainer of Alsimon, under Australian Rule of Racing 249(1).

Charge: AR 249(1)

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions set out in Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2, a person must not, without the permission of the Stewards:

(a) administer; or

(b) cause to be administered,

any medication to a horse at any time on race day prior to the commencement of a race in which the horse is engaged to race.


The particulars of charge are summarised as follows:

  1. On 22 November 2018, Alsimon was entered to run in race 6, the Nextra Benchmark 64 Handicap at Moe (the race).
  2. On 22 November 2018, prior to the commencement of the race, Mr Balfour administered and/or caused to be administered, “Racing Oil” orally to Alsimon.
  3.   Mr Balfour’s conduct, as set out in the particulars above, was in contravention of AR 249(1).

The charge will be heard before the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board of Racing Victoria Limited on a date to be fixed.