06/27/2011 12:01PM

Maryland sire Two Punch euthanized at 28


Two Punch, sire of champion Smoke Glacken and the elder statesman of Maryland’s Northview Stallion Station, was euthanized at the farm on Saturday due to the infirmities of old age. The Mr. Prospector horse was 28 and was advertised as standing this year at a private fee.

Two Punch was a foundation stallion for Northview, which opened in 1989, and was named Maryland’s stallion of the year three times, in 1994, 1995, and 1997. But he had success beyond the state’s borders as the sire of 1997 champion sprinter Smoke Glacken, Grade 1 winner Taking Risks, multiple graded winner Punch Line, track record-setter Ponche, and Grade 1-placed Willa On the Move.

Two Punch also sired 2011 stakes winner Bold Affair, winner of the Jostle Stakes this month, and Puerto Rico’s 2010 champion imported older mare, Gale in the Vale.

At his death, Two Punch had progeny earnings of $49,185,159.

He also is building a legacy as a broodmare sire through the dams of Grade 1 winner Shine Again, 2011 Hutcheson Stakes winner Flashpoint, and millionaire and two-time steeplechase champion Good Night Shirt.