Updated on 09/16/2011 8:47AM

Polish Numbers euthanized


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Top Maryland sire Polish Numbers has been euthanized following a paddock accident, according to a release issued Saturday by Northview Stallion Station. A son of Danzig, he was 15.

The Chesapeake City, Md., farm said Polish Numbers shattered his tibia.

Polish Numbers was a son of champion juvenile filly Numbered Account and hailed from the legendary Ogden Phipps homebreeding program. He earned black-type status with his second in the 1989 J. O. Tobin Stakes and set a 6 1/2-furlong track record of 1:14.60 at Belmont in 1991. He retired from racing with a record of 11-4-2-1 and earnings of $80,493.

Polish Numbers was Maryland's top sire by progeny earnings in 1998. He was the state's second-leading stallion in 1999 and 2000, and was still among the top five in 2001. He currently is the fourth-leading stallion there, with progeny earnings this year in excess of $3.1 million.

At the time of his death, Polish Numbers had sired the earners of more than $20 million from eight crops to race.