3-year-old This Guy Is Blue is dead after breaking down in yesterday’s 9th at Belmont. In a career that spanned 9 races – all under trainer John Kimmel and owners Chester and Mary Broman – the colt never once finished in the money. In fact, in two of his most recent five races, This Guy Is Blue finished 11th of 12, and in one of those, 28 lengths back.
Also, 3-year-old Michonne, who had been racing at Finger Lakes since April, is reported as “euthanized” at that track on July 4th. No other details have been provided. In her last start on June 23rd, the filly was said to have “slammed” into another horse at the start, information that may or may not be relevant to her death. Michonne was trained by Michael S. Ferraro and owned by J and M Racing Stables.