12/05/2003 12:00AM

She's a Devil Due dead at 5


She's a Devil Due, the $30,000 filly who went on to earn more than $530,000 and finish third in a Breeders' Cup race for her owners, died Thursday night at the age of 5.

A Devil His Due mare, winner of the Grade 2 Alcibiades Stakes in 2000, She's a Devil Due was euthanized after suffering complications related to colic. She was not in foal at the time and had been boarded at Hill 'n' Dale Farm since October. She was to be bred to Vindication.

According to a spokesperson at Mill Ridge Farm - where She's a Devil Due produced her last foal, a Gone West colt - the mare had sustained an internal tear when foaling that colt but that problem had appeared to be resolved. She also underwent colic surgery during the summer.

She's a Devil Due, one of the top 2-year-old fillies of 2000, became more popular because of her ownership story. Her owners, Kentuckians Mike Goetz and Brian Griggs, are managers at a Toyota manufacturing plant who took out second mortgages on their houses to acquire She's a Devil Due. Trainer Ken McPeek bought the filly privately on their behalf for $30,000. She quickly developed into a top juvenile filly, winning Keeneland's Alcibiades and the Top Flight Stakes at Arlington before finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. She also finished third in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks in 2001.

Griggs and Goetz still own both the Gone West weanling and a yearling Seattle Slew filly out of She's a Devil Due. Both will likely be sold.