Star gone too quickly
Lindsay Smith has paid tribute to a number of group 1 winner Scales Of Justice, who died of a suspected coronary heart assault at a Warrnambool seaside on Thursday morning.
“He was simply trot-and-cantering down the seaside, like he does most days, and Bonnie, the woman who rides him, stated he began to whinny out after which misplaced his stability, then he panicked and galloped into the water,” Smith advised racing.com.
“Bonnie could not management him, he swam for somewhat bit after which he died.”
The seven-year-old son of Not A Single Doubt was arguably Smith’s greatest horse, having gained the Railway Stakes, a Memsie and the Australian Stakes in an underrated profession.
“He is nonetheless probably the most clever horse I’ve ever handled,” Smith stated.
“I have been doing it [working with horses] since I used to be 11 – I am 61 now – in order that’s 50 years. He’ll at all times be the benchmark. I am going to at all times use him as a gauge on a horse’s intelligence as they arrive into my secure.”
In the meantime, Residing Legends introduced on Friday that Chief De Beers had handed away, aged 28.
Three Geelong stables have been compelled right into a 14-day quarantine on Thursday after a horse examined optimistic to strangles.
The Danielle Loos-trained Naval Envoy, a crushed favorite at Moonee Valley on Sunday, returned a low-level studying to the illness after the horse didn’t run to expectations on the metropolitan assembly.
Following a Racing Victoria stewards inspection, Loos’ Geelong barn was declared an “contaminated place”, thus requiring the horses inside to be quarantined.
Nonetheless, licensed trainers Sonny Coombes and Chris Calthorpe additionally shared the barns, which means their horses have been additionally compelled into 14-day quarantine.
Stewards ordered the withdrawal of the Coombes-trained Swanky Cat and the Calthorpe-trained Krishna Cove from Friday’s race assembly at Geelong and all three stables won’t be allowed to enter horses into races for the subsequent two weeks.
Secure-hand Tommy Stokes has been fined $2000 after he wager on six runners to lose, all educated by his employer and father Phillip Stokes. The six bets, positioned on runners within the metropolis between October 2017 and November 2018, netted Stokes a revenue of $353.12.
Below the principles, an individual employed by a coach in reference to the coaching or care of horses should not lay any horse beneath the care, management or supervision of the coach for whom the particular person is or was employed whereas employed.
Stokes was fined $1500 earlier this yr by South Australian stewards for the same offence.
Damien Ractliffe is the Chief Racing Reporter for The Age.