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Scales of Justice Dies In Trackwork

Friday, 17th July 2020

Dual Gr1 winner Scales of Justice (Not a Single Doubt-Beymatilla, by Umatilla) died suddenly during trackwork yesterday morning, suffering a heart attack on the beach at Warrnambool, reported RSN radio. "He's still the most intelligent horse I've ever dealt with," trainer Lindsey Smith said on the radio. "I've been doing it (working with horses) since I was 11 - I'm 61 now - so that's 50 years. He'll always be the benchmark. I'll always use him as a gauge on a horse's intelligence as they come into my stable." Smith outlined what happened, saying, “He was just trot-and-cantering down the beach, like he does most days, and Bonnie, the girl who rides him, said he started to whinny out and then lost his balance, then he panicked and galloped into the water. Bonnie couldn't control him, he swam for a little bit and then he died.” Smith revealed, “It's traumatic for the whole stable. The other girls were down there too and the helplessness when a horse has a heart attack, it's very distressing.” Winner of 12 of his 30 starts and earning over $2.3 million, Scales of Justice won the 2019 Gr1 Memsie Stakes and the 2016 Gr1 Railway Stakes. Scales Of Justice will undergo a post-mortem at the University of Melbourne, after which his ashes will be returned to connections for burial.

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