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Victorian trainer disqualified for six months
05 Oct 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

Racing Victoria (RV) Stewards on Thursday concluded an inquiry at the Mornington Racecourse into the attempted raceday treatment of three horses – Rexmont, Alsimon and Tarpeia – trained by Clive Balfour prior to their engagements to race at Moe Racecourse on 25 September 2017.

The three horses were late withdrawals from their respective races by order of the Stewards following receipt of a report from the RV Compliance Assurance Team after the conduct of a raceday inspection of Mr Balfour’s stable.

Under the provisions of AR178AB(1)(a), Mr Balfour on Thursday pleaded guilty to three charges – one for each horse - for attempting to inject Rexmont, Alsimon and Tarpeia on the morning of 25 September 2017 at his stables.

Mr Balfour was disqualified for a period of six months on each charge. The Stewards ordered that the penalties be served concurrently with the period of disqualification to expire on 5 April 2018.

In arriving at penalty, the Stewards considered Mr Balfour’s age, his extensive training career, financial position, personal circumstances and his guilty pleas.

Furthermore, Stewards considered the fact that his actions jeopardised the integrity and perception of racing and public confidence in the sport, together with the need for any penalty to send a strong message to all participants of the seriousness of the offence.

Mr Balfour has been granted seven days to get his affairs in order, including the transfer of horses from his care.
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