Claiborne Stallion Out of Place Euthanized

The 23-year-old sire suffered a fractured right femur in a paddock accident.

Claiborne Farm stallion Out of Place was euthanized following a paddock accident Jan. 20, according to the Paris, Ky.-based operation.

The 23-year-old stallion had a fractured right rear femur, and after consulting with veterinarians, the decision was made to put him down, said farm manager Bradley Purcell in a release.

Raced by breeder Cynthia Phipps and trained by Shug McGaughey, Out of Place won the 1991 Clark Handicap (gr. III). As a 5-year-old in 1992, he also placed in the Whitney, Woodward, Philip H. Iselin and Donn Handicaps (all gr. I).

The son of Cox's Ridge—Arabian Dancer, by Damascas entered stud in Florida in 1993, then relocated to his birthplace, the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm, for the 1999 breeding season.

Out of Place is the sire of 39 stakes winners, including 2009 added-money winner Free Fighter; sprinting millionaire Nightmare Affair; and other graded stakes winners Certain and Orville N Wilbur’s. Out of Place, whose progeny have earned more than $31 million, will be buried at Claiborne’s Marchmont cemetery.