Congrats

Fee: $10,000 S&N
A.P. Indy - Praise,
by
Mr. Prospector, 2000 b.

A.P. Indy’s Proven Value Sire

Champion Sire Congrats is one of the industry's brightest young stallion stars. By A.P. Indy and from a live, rich family, his successes have only begun to scratch the surface.

Congrats was far and away the nation's Champion Freshman Sire in 2010, leading a stellar group including Bernardini and War Front. In 2014, he was America's #3 Juvenile Sire, and again the #1 Juvenile Sire by A.P. Indy. In 2016, he was a North America's Leading Sire of Winners and in 2017, he was a Top 10 general sire by winners.

Congrats - A.P. Indy’s Proven Value Sire
Congrats Overview
  • 2019 racing: $350,000 Holy Bull S. [G2] winner HARVEY WALLBANGER, $300,000 Kelso H. [G2] winner PAT ON THE BACK, $200,000 Caress S. winner MOMINOU, $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma S. winner, 2YO filly NAKED AVENGER, Bayakoa S. [G3] runner-up ZushaG3-placed JUPITER GOLD (AUS), stakes-placed Olympic VillageAmalunaAmerico's Song​Free Cover​, 2YO Snow Man, etc. 
  • A Top 10 Sire by winners for the last 5 years—Top 5 in three of those years.
  • 2019 sales: 2YOs up to $183,000. Yearlings up to $170,000
  • #2 active sire by number of N.A. wins in 2018—226— second only to Into Mischief
  • Nearly $60 million in earnings, 91 black type horses & 35 black type winners, 4 G1 winners to date — including 2YOs WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT
  • Other top performers include: HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1], EMMA'S ENCORE [G1]VENUS VALENTINE [G2]FOREVER DARLING [G2]BUEN VIAJE [G2]POLAR RIVER [G3], JACARANDA [G3], etc.
  • The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
  • A.P. Indy's Proven Value Sire: more winners from 2015 to 2019—588— than other A.P. Indy sons Malibu Moon, Bernardini, Flatter, Mineshaft, etc.

Congrats bred more mares than any stallion in the nation his first year in Kentucky (205), and his ensuing CI (2.71) and CPI (4.30) were among the very best in his fee range. His leading runners to date are the millionaire and multiple Grade 1-winning filly Turbulent Descent and and the multiple graded winner Haveyougoneaway.

A perennial producer of top-class runners, Congrats' newest stakes winner in 2019 is the 3-year-old colt Harvey Wallbanger, winner of the Holy Bull S. In 2018, he was once again in the top 10 on the General Sire list with 146 individual winners, ahead of prominent sires such as Malibu Moon, Quality Road and Candy Ride, among others.

Progeny by Congrats are highly sought-after at public auction. In 2014/2015, his 2-year-olds in training sold for $725,000, $300,000, $260,000, $220,000, $200,000, $190,000, etc. In 2016, his 2-year-olds include $385,000 and $230,000 fillies, while his first 2-year-old of 2017 topped the OBSMAR sale at $1.7 million. 2018 saw his yearlings bring up to $250,000 and 2-year-olds up to $300,000. The future continues to be bright.

 "Outstanding sire."--John Sparkman in Blood-Horse

Age Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2 2 1 0 1 $32,170
3 7 3 0 1 $180,388
4 6 2 0 1 $160,832
5 7 1 2 2 $605,570
6 4 0 1 0 $20,000
Totals 26 7 3 5 $998,960


Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6.5f, defeating Outer Reef, Nebuchadnezzar, Negotiation, Color Me Gone, Hot Hand, Real Tomcat, Adam's Way, Spanish Empire, Coalition)

Won at 3
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (9f, defeating Thunder Blitz, Peekskill, Nothing Flat, Strive)
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (8.5f, by 5 lengths, defeating Poppy's Image, Valleyman, Retam, Striking Song)
  • An allowance race at Aqueduct (7f, defeating Mister Hennessy, Scuttlebuttin, Salute Him, Monty Man, Unanimous Decision, As Wicked)

3rd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S. (G2, 9f, to Strong Hope, EmpireMaker, defeating Tafaseel, Nacheezmo, During).
Won at 4
  • Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs (8.5f, defeating Perfect Drift, Kodema, Sarava, Classic Par, Devil Time, Spanish Empire, River Mountain Rd)
  • An allowance race at Keeneland (8.5f, defeating American Style, New York Hero, Quem Se Atreve, Woodmoon)

3rd at 4

  • Washington Park H. (G2, 9.5f, to Eye of the Tiger, Olmodavor, defeating Colonial Colony, The Lady's Groom)
Won at 5
  • San Pasqual H. (G2, 8.5f , by 5 lengths, defeating Total Impact, Sigfreto, Excessivepleasure, Formal Attire)

2nd at 5

  • Santa Anita H. (G1, 10f, to Rock Hard Ten, defeating Borrego, Grand Reward, Lundy's Liability, Saint Liam, Imperialism, Californian, Island Fashion, Truly a Judge, Supah Blitz)
  • Ack Ack H. at Hollywood Park (7.5f, to McCann's Mojave, defeating St Averil, Rushin' to Altar, Hasty Kris, Zanzibar, Commander's Flag, My Cousin Matt)

3rd at 5

  • Hollywood Gold Cup H. (G1, 10f, to Lava Man, Borrego, defeating Musique Toujours, Limehouse, Keep On Punching, Deputy Lad, Anziyan Royalty, Pt's Grey Eagle)
  • San Antonio H. (G2, 9f, to Lundy's Liability, Truly a Judge, defeating Skukuza, Total Impact, Asong for Billy, Star Cross, Epicentre, Go Bob) 
2nd at 6
  • Memorial Day H. at Calder (G3, 8.5f, to Siphon City, defeating Bob's Proud Moment, Notgonagetemtoday, Gigawatt, Twilight Road, Hal's Image)

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Generational Pedigree

A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA) b. 1963
REASON TO EARN (USA) b. 1963
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA) b. 1963
FAIR CHARMER (USA) ch. 1959
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA) b. 1952 *
LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
b. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
GAY MISSILE (USA) b. 1967
PRAISE (USA)
b. 1994
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA) gr. 1950 [IC]
RAISE YOU (USA) ch. 1946 *
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA) b. 1952 [IC]
SEQUENCE (USA) dkb/br. 1946
WILD APPLAUSE (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
GLOWING TRIBUTE (USA)*
b. 1973
GRAUSTARK (USA) ch. 1963 [CS]
ADMIRING (USA) dkb/br. 1962
courtesy of Pedigree Query

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  • 2019 racing: $350,000 Holy Bull S. [G2] winner HARVEY WALLBANGER, $300,000 Kelso H. [G2] winner PAT ON THE BACK, $200,000 Caress S. winner MOMINOU, $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma S. winner, 2YO filly NAKED AVENGER, Bayakoa S. [G3] runner-up ZushaG3-placed JUPITER GOLD (AUS), stakes-placed Olympic VillageAmalunaAmerico's Song​Free Cover​, 2YO Snow Man, etc. 
  • A Top 10 Sire by winners for the last 5 years—Top 5 in three of those years.
  • 2019 sales: 2YOs up to $183,000. Yearlings up to $170,000
  • #2 active sire by number of N.A. wins in 2018—226— second only to Into Mischief
  • Nearly $60 million in earnings, 91 black type horses & 35 black type winners, 4 G1 winners to date — including 2YOs WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT
  • Other top performers include: HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1], EMMA'S ENCORE [G1]VENUS VALENTINE [G2]FOREVER DARLING [G2]BUEN VIAJE [G2]POLAR RIVER [G3], JACARANDA [G3], etc.
  • The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
  • A.P. Indy's Proven Value Sire: more winners from 2015 to 2019—588— than other A.P. Indy sons Malibu Moon, Bernardini, Flatter, Mineshaft, etc.

Congrats bred more mares than any stallion in the nation his first year in Kentucky (205), and his ensuing CI (2.71) and CPI (4.30) were among the very best in his fee range. His leading runners to date are the millionaire and multiple Grade 1-winning filly Turbulent Descent and and the multiple graded winner Haveyougoneaway.

A perennial producer of top-class runners, Congrats' newest stakes winner in 2019 is the 3-year-old colt Harvey Wallbanger, winner of the Holy Bull S. In 2018, he was once again in the top 10 on the General Sire list with 146 individual winners, ahead of prominent sires such as Malibu Moon, Quality Road and Candy Ride, among others.

Progeny by Congrats are highly sought-after at public auction. In 2014/2015, his 2-year-olds in training sold for $725,000, $300,000, $260,000, $220,000, $200,000, $190,000, etc. In 2016, his 2-year-olds include $385,000 and $230,000 fillies, while his first 2-year-old of 2017 topped the OBSMAR sale at $1.7 million. 2018 saw his yearlings bring up to $250,000 and 2-year-olds up to $300,000. The future continues to be bright.

 "Outstanding sire."--John Sparkman in Blood-Horse

Age Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2 2 1 0 1 $32,170
3 7 3 0 1 $180,388
4 6 2 0 1 $160,832
5 7 1 2 2 $605,570
6 4 0 1 0 $20,000
Totals 26 7 3 5 $998,960


Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6.5f, defeating Outer Reef, Nebuchadnezzar, Negotiation, Color Me Gone, Hot Hand, Real Tomcat, Adam's Way, Spanish Empire, Coalition)

Won at 3
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (9f, defeating Thunder Blitz, Peekskill, Nothing Flat, Strive)
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (8.5f, by 5 lengths, defeating Poppy's Image, Valleyman, Retam, Striking Song)
  • An allowance race at Aqueduct (7f, defeating Mister Hennessy, Scuttlebuttin, Salute Him, Monty Man, Unanimous Decision, As Wicked)

3rd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S. (G2, 9f, to Strong Hope, EmpireMaker, defeating Tafaseel, Nacheezmo, During).
Won at 4
  • Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs (8.5f, defeating Perfect Drift, Kodema, Sarava, Classic Par, Devil Time, Spanish Empire, River Mountain Rd)
  • An allowance race at Keeneland (8.5f, defeating American Style, New York Hero, Quem Se Atreve, Woodmoon)

3rd at 4

  • Washington Park H. (G2, 9.5f, to Eye of the Tiger, Olmodavor, defeating Colonial Colony, The Lady's Groom)
Won at 5
  • San Pasqual H. (G2, 8.5f , by 5 lengths, defeating Total Impact, Sigfreto, Excessivepleasure, Formal Attire)

2nd at 5

  • Santa Anita H. (G1, 10f, to Rock Hard Ten, defeating Borrego, Grand Reward, Lundy's Liability, Saint Liam, Imperialism, Californian, Island Fashion, Truly a Judge, Supah Blitz)
  • Ack Ack H. at Hollywood Park (7.5f, to McCann's Mojave, defeating St Averil, Rushin' to Altar, Hasty Kris, Zanzibar, Commander's Flag, My Cousin Matt)

3rd at 5

  • Hollywood Gold Cup H. (G1, 10f, to Lava Man, Borrego, defeating Musique Toujours, Limehouse, Keep On Punching, Deputy Lad, Anziyan Royalty, Pt's Grey Eagle)
  • San Antonio H. (G2, 9f, to Lundy's Liability, Truly a Judge, defeating Skukuza, Total Impact, Asong for Billy, Star Cross, Epicentre, Go Bob) 
2nd at 6
  • Memorial Day H. at Calder (G3, 8.5f, to Siphon City, defeating Bob's Proud Moment, Notgonagetemtoday, Gigawatt, Twilight Road, Hal's Image)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
dkb/br. 1968
BOLDNESIAN (USA) b. 1963
REASON TO EARN (USA) b. 1963
MY CHARMER (USA)*
b. 1969
POKER (USA) b. 1963
FAIR CHARMER (USA) ch. 1959
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA) b. 1952 *
LASSIE DEAR (USA)*
b. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
GAY MISSILE (USA) b. 1967
PRAISE (USA)
b. 1994
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA) gr. 1950 [IC]
RAISE YOU (USA) ch. 1946 *
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA) b. 1952 [IC]
SEQUENCE (USA) dkb/br. 1946
WILD APPLAUSE (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
GLOWING TRIBUTE (USA)*
b. 1973
GRAUSTARK (USA) ch. 1963 [CS]
ADMIRING (USA) dkb/br. 1962
courtesy of Pedigree Query
Pat On the Back battles to victory in $300,000 Kelso H. (G2) title=
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Pat On the Back battles to victory in $300,000 Kelso H. (G2)

Congrats' Pat On the Back added two milestones to his brilliant career on Saturday, getting his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Kelso H. (G2) and also earning millionaire status...

[read more]

Naked Avenger rolls late to capture $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma S. title=
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Naked Avenger rolls late to capture $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma S.

Congrats' 2-year-old filly Naked Avenger remained perfect in her two lifetime starts after storming home in the final furlong of the $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma S...

[read more]

Congrats filly goes gate to wire in Saratoga's $200,000 Caress S. title=

Congrats filly goes gate to wire in Saratoga's $200,000 Caress S.

Mominou collected her first stakes victory on July 21 at Saratoga with a front-running score in the $200,000 Caress S...

[read more]

Pat On the Back digs deep to take $200,000 Commentator S. title=
Congrats

Pat On the Back digs deep to take $200,000 Commentator S.

Pat On the Back's courage was on full display Memorial Day at Belmont Park when the 5-year-old son of Congrats defeated Giant Expectations by a nose...

[read more]

Congrats Private Racing Gallery

congrats-print

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Audible
Carpe Diem
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Congrats
Constitution
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Good Samaritan
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Speightster
Speightstown
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist
Yoshida

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