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In Brief: Shaamit.

SHAAMIT died from a ruptured rup·ture  
a. The process or instance of breaking open or bursting.

b. The state of being broken open.

2. A break in friendly relations.

3. Pathology
 stomach, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 results of a post mortem [Latin, After death.] Pertaining to matters occurring after death. A term generally applied to an autopsy or examination of a corpse in order to ascertain the cause of death or to the inquisition for that purpose by the Coroner .  examination.

The 1996 Derby winner, who died on Saturday, had a gut wall three times thicker than normal, the findings showed. The eight-year-old had lived with the condition for some time.

Problems surfaced when Shaamit suffered a bout of colic colic, intense pain caused by spasmodic contractions of one of the hollow organs, e.g., the stomach, intestine, gall bladder, ureter, or oviduct. The cause of colic is irritation and/or obstruction, and the irritant and/or obstruction may be a stone (as in the gall  but fell too ill to be operated on, according to Mark Crossman, racing advisor to owner Khalifa Dasmal.

After his retirement, Shaamit had begun stud duties at the National Stud in Newmarket, then became the first Derby winner to stand at stud in Ireland, at Scravagh House Stud in County Down.
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 13, 2001
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