05/11/2007 12:00AM

Joe Got Even, WEBN winner, euthanized

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Joe Got Even, winner of the WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park, was euthanized after developing laminitis, trainer Phil Sims said Friday.

Sims said Joe Got Even came out of a fifth-place finish in the April 21 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland with an infected leg and was sent to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. There his health deteriorated when he developed colitis and later laminitis, Sims said.

Laminitis is a painful disease that occurs when the soft tissue that connects the hard outer hoof wall to the coffin bone inside the hoof loosens and allows the hoof wall to separate from the inner foot.

Joe Got Even, a 3-year-old son of Stephen Got Even, won 3 of 9 starts and $167,589 for owners Elizabeth Robin and Joe Vaudo. His most notable race came this March when he ran third behind Hard Spun in the Grade 2 Lane's End.