Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Congrats, who joined WinStar Farm's stallion roster this year, had a top-10 seller during the second day of the March 12-13 OBS Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in central Florida.
Hip No. 285, consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent, brought a winning bid of $400,000 from Everett Dobson's Cheyenne Stables LLC. The chestnut colt, named Chisolm, is out of the top class race mare and producer Icy Warning. She earned over a half-million dollars in her career, winning or placing in a dozen stakes races.
Icy Warning is a sister to Grade 1 winner Ops Smile. Her foals include stakes winners Snow Cone and Devotion Unbridled, the dam of Grade 3 winner Unbridled Humor.
Congrats stands for $35,000 this year at WinStar. His leading earners in 2013 are the stakes horses Emma's Encore, who also won the 2012 Prioress S. (G1), as well as the filly Toasting.