Trainer Lindsey Smith has paid tribute to stable star Scales Of Justice who has died while completing routine exercise.
The Smith-trained dual Group One winner Scales Of Justice died on Thursday as he was worked on a beach at Warrnambool in southwest Victoria.
Scales Of Justice raced 30 times for 12 wins and another 12 placings and amassed more than $2.3 million prize money.
An emotional Smith paid tribute to the seven-year-old gelding, saying he was a wonderful horse who would be sadly missed.
“He was a beautiful horse from the first day I laid eyes on him,” Smith told RSN927.
“You could just see the intelligence in his eye. I know I drive people mad about it, but people who see it they would understand what I talk about.
“He knew my voice and basically knew who was who.
“… it’s not that he was a Group One horse, he was just a beautiful horse.”