PYC Paint Your Wagon Sold, Moves

Reliance Ranches buys into leading sire, who moves to Lazy E.

Track Magazine
November 28, 2013

PYC Paint Your Wagon

PYC Paint Your Wagon. PHOTO: Don Shugart

Michael Pohl, the Montgomery, Texas, horseman and attorney who bred and raced PYC Paint Your Wagon, has sold one-half interest in the 10-year-old leading sire to Reliance Ranches.

PYC Paint Your Wagon will join the stallion battery at Lazy E Ranch for the 2014 breeding season.

A three-time Grade 1 winner of $889,581, PYC Paint Your Wagon was the leading sire of money earners in 2012 and has been ranked as the No. 1 sire of money earners for the majority of 2013.

At the time the deal was signed, PYC Paint Your Wagon was ranked as 2013’s No. 2 sire of money earners at $3,469,768.  Lazy E now has three of the breed’s top five sires of 2013 money earners. Valiant Hero is No. 3 at $3,427,046 and Corona Cartel is No. 4 at $3,001,256.

With more than $12 million in earnings, PYC Paint Your Wagon is the youngest stallion among the Top 50 sires of all-time money earners.

“We are very excited about adding PYC Paint Your Wagon to our line-up at Lazy E,” said Reliance’s Micah McKinney. “He is a proven sire already, and we think the best part of his breeding career is in front of him.”

Randy Hill, who has managed the career of PYC Paint Your Wagon, said, “Mr. Pohl is very excited about being partners with Reliance Ranches and having this horse at Lazy E. In my opinion, this is the best thing that could happen to everyone involved.   We appreciate the role that everyone has played in the making PYC Paint Your Wagon the horse that he is today.”

PYC Paint Your Wagon, who ranks as a leader in every major siring category, rounds out the Lazy E stallion roster at 14 head.  Also on Friday afternoon, Lazy E announced the 2014 breeding fees on their stallions. In addition to PYC Paint Your Wagon, additions to the Lazy E stallion roster for 2014 are champion Feature Mr Bojangles, champion Hawkinson, Jess Lips and champion Prospect To The Top. 

The 2014 fees are:

CARTERS CARTEL             $6,000
CORONA CARTEL             $35,000
HAWKINSON            $3,000
JESS LIPS                $2,000
MIGHTY B VALIANT        $2,000
ONE DASHING EAGLE        $12,750
PAPPASITO                $1,500
PROSPECT TO THE TOP        $2,500
PYC PAINT YOUR WAGON        $15,000
TAC IT LIKE A MAN        $3,000
TELLER CARTEL            $4,000