PYC Paint Your Wagon Tops Sire List

Son of Corona Cartel leads by money earned, winners.

Q-Racing Journal

PYC Paint Your Wagon is the 2015 leading sire by money earned and races won. PHOTO: Courtesy Lazy E Ranch

PYC Paint Your Wagon topped 2015 as racing’s leading sire by both money earned and races won, with progeny earnings of $4,831,636 and 160 winners.

The 2003 son of Corona Cartel is owned by PYC LLC and Reliance Ranches LLC of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and stands at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie. During the year, he had 342 starters, with average earnings per starter of $14,128. Of his year’s runners, 22 were stakes winners who cumulatively won 29 stakes. His leading earner in the year was Glenn Graff’s Seize The Win, who won three stakes and earned $255,185 in 2015.

PYC Paint Your Wagon was a multiple-Grade 1 winner and earned $889,581 in his racing career. He is out of the Strawfly Special mare Dashin Follies. His full brother, Ivory James, is the No. 11 sire of the year by money earned and finished at No. 2 on the list by wins. From six crops to race, PYC Paint Your Wagon has sired the earners of more than $21.6 million.

Ivory James sired 125 winners in 2015 and the earners of $2,385,450. Owned by Bobby Cox and Sylvia Shaw Pitman, he stands at Royal Vista Ranches at Wayne, Oklahoma.

Finishing second on the leading sires list by money earned was Walk Thru Fire, whose 251 starters pulled in $4,767,851. His runners were lead by leading champion contender Heza Dasha Fire, who earned $726,432 in the year. Walk Thru Fire, a son of First Down Dash, stands at Burns Ranch at Menifee, California.

Finishing third was Valiant Hero, whose progeny earned $3,914,527. They were lead by Heza Dasha Fire’s half-brother, Ima Fearless Hero, who earned $982,699 in the year. Valiant Hero, a 2004 son of First Down Dash, is owned by a syndicate and stands at Lazy E Ranch.

Good Reason SA topped the year’s freshman sires off the strength of All American Futurity (G1) winner Jess Good Candy’s year. Good Reason SA sired 54 starters this year who earned $2,178,197, of which $1,519,240 was earned by Jess Good Candy. Good Reason SA is deceased, but frozen semen is available for purchase through agent Vince Genco.

Second-year sire Apollitical Jess had another strong year to top his category, with progeny earnings on the year of $3,656,681. They were lead by All American Derby (G1) winner Apollitical Blood ($1,016,840). Apollitical Jess (Mr Jess Perry-Apollitical Time by Apollo (TB)) is owned by Rancho El Cabresto Inc and stands at JEH Stallion Station in Purcell, Oklahoma.

Foose topped the third-year sires list, with progeny earnings of $2,245,242 during the year, lead by Southern California Derby (G1) winner Forget It ($322,563). Champion Foose (Stel Corona-Summertime Quickie by Royal Quick Dash) is owned by Dr. Ed Allred and Paul Jones and stands at Burns Ranch.

Among the year’s top 200 sires by money earned, Ethics Aside topped the list by average earnings per starter. With only two starters during the year, Premier Ethics’ $291,161 in earnings pushed Ethics Aside’s average earnings to $146,122. Next in that category was freshman sire To Be A Corona, who from two starters had average earnings per starter of $54,503. Finishing third and fourth on this list were freshman sires Good Reason SA (average earnings per starter of $40,337) and Freighttrain B ($34,209).

Mr Jess Perry topped the broodmare sires list, with earnings of $11,202,410. His daughter’s foals averaged $18,702 per starter, and were lead by the year’s top earner, Jess Good Candy. Mr Jess Perry is owned by a syndicate and stands at the Four Sixes Ranch at Guthrie, Texas.

See the 2015 leader's lists.

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