Preparing for a race against Thirty Slews in the Los Angeles Handicap on May 16, Gray Slewpy broke the sesamoid bone in his left front leg and his career is probably over.
According to owner Ed Friendly, the 5-year-old Slewpy ridgeling didn't cool out well at trainer Dan Hendricks' barn after completing a six-furlong workout in 1:12 4/5 Thursday morning. The break was then discovered.
"It's too early to discuss what we're going to do," Friendly said. "I don't know whether we're going to try to bring him back or make a stud out of him."
Gray Slewpy started only once this year, winning the Potrero Grande Handicap by five lengths on March 27 at Santa Anita. He has eight victories and three seconds in 15 starts, and $402,775 in earnings.