Paint racing powerhouse sires CRM Livewire and Painted Turnpike earned new APHA Million Dollar Sire honors in 2023.
$6 Million Sire CRM Livewire
CRM Livewire lit up the track in a blaze of glory from 2011–2013. Those efforts included two APHA world champion running horse titles, earnings exceeding $100,000 and a lifetime record of eight wins, five seconds and two thirds in 22 starts. Since his first foal crop in 2015, CRM Livewire’s proven he has lasting impact as a sire, too. In 2023, the stallion crossed the $6 Million Sire mark when offspring Pevs Wire To Wire and Triple L Xpress added $88,535 to his lifetime progeny earnings during the PSBA American Paint Classic Futurity.
To date, CRM Livewire has 254 offspring—81 percent have APHA race records, and they’ve cumulatively earned $6,789,078 down the track. CRM Live Wire is a 2009 bay tobiano stallion by Cartel Success (QH) and out of Elaina Go Go. He was bred and owned by Dan and Kaye Jones of Kemp, Texas.
Million Dollar Sire Painted Turnpike
Painted Turnpike set new standards during his racing career. He was the first horse to sweep the Speedhorse Triple Crown championship in 2015. In 2017, he took over the No. 1 spot as APHA’s Lifetime Leading Money-Earning Racehorse, a title he still holds today with $463,905. And he earned three APHA world champion running horse titles from 2015 to 2017.
His first foals hit the ground in 2018 and started racing in 2020. Yet in just three years, Painted Turnpike is now an APHA Million Dollar Sire. Offspring The Nine One Eight and Mighty Mocha pushed their sire over the milestone with earnings from the 2023 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity trials. With just 70 foals and 24 to race, Painted Turnpike’s progeny have tallied $1,086,612.
Painted Turnpike is a 2013 bay overo stallion by PYC Paint Your Wagon (QH) and out of High Class Turnpike. Bred by Nolan Pevehouse of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, the stallion is owned by Pevehouse and Matt Whitekiller, also of Webbers Falls.
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