'Paint Your Wagon' to Royal Vista Ranches

Leading third-year sire PYC Paint Your Wagon to Royal Vista Ranches in 2013.

August 10, 2012

PYC Paint Your Wagon

PYC Paint Your Wagon. PHOTO: Don Shugart

This year's leading sire of money earners PYC Paint Your Wagon will stand the 2013 season at Royal Vista Ranches near Wayne, Oklahoma. The 9-year-old son of leading sire Corona Cartel will join a stallion roster that includes his full brother Ivory James, who was last year's leading first crop sire.

From three crops to race, PYC Paint Your Wagon has rocketed to the top of many of the industry's leading sires lists. After garnering the Leading first year and second year sire of money earners spot, this year he is currently the leading sire of money earners with earners of more than $2.4 million to date. His leading money earner this season is Remington Park Futurity (R) winner Lota PYC ($308,878), who is currently in Ruidoso training and is expected for the All American Futurity (G1) trials next week.

In three crops to race, PYC Paint Your Wagon has sired 156 winners, 27 stakes winners, 27 stakes-placed with earnings of $7.03 million. His foals have average earnings per starter of more than $24,000. Among his leading money earners are Freighttrain B SI-115 ($421,761), Lota Pyc ($308,878 at 2, 2012), First Painted Sigh SI-104 ($284,911), Cruzin The Wagon SI-106 ($238,832), etc.

Bred and owned by Michael Pohl, the brown stallion won or placed in 13 of 17 career starts, earning $889,581. He won the Texas Classic Futurity (G1), Texas Classic Derby (G1), Heritage Place Derby (G1) and Lazy E Futurity (RG2) and finished second in the Rainbow Futurity (G1) and Championship at Sunland Park (G1).

PYC Paint Your Wagon is out of the blue-hen mare Dashin Follies. The daughter of leading broodmare sire Strawfly Special has the distinction of being the highest-selling broodmare at public auction, when she brought $875,000 at the 2010 Winter Mixed Heritage Place Sale in Oklahoma City. She is the dam of nine ROM including Grade 10placed and leading sire Ivory James ($220,026), Restricted Grade 3-placed Eye Follies ($101,315), Grade 3-placed Follies Bergere ($31,198), G1 finalist Coronita Cartel ($41,724), etc. The second dam is world champion Dashing Folly ($535,841), by First Down Dash.

For additional information or 2013 breeding contracts contact Laura Wipf, Royal Vista Ranches farm manger, at 405-449-7575.