Congrats

Fee: $12,500 S&N
A.P. Indy - Praise,
by
Mr. Prospector, 2000 b.

ONE OF A. P. INDY’S LEADING SIRES

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 - ONE OF A. P. INDY’S LEADING SIRES
Congrats Overview
  • 2019 racing: $350,000 Holy Bull S. [G2] winner HARVEY WALLBANGER, Commentator S. and Affirmed Success S. winner PAT ON THE BACK, $200,000 Caress S. winner MOMINOU, G3-placed JUPITER GOLD (AUS), stakes-placed AmalunaAmerico's Song, 2YO Snow Man, etc. 
  • 2019 sales: 2YOs up to $183,000. Yearlings up to $170,000
  • 2018 racing: A top 5 sire by winners, led by Silverbulletday S. winner STRONGER THAN EVER, Saginaw S. and Empire Classic H. winner PAT ON THE BACK, Smart Halo S. winner CONGRATS GAL, Singapore Derby [G1-SIN] winner JUPITER GOLD (AUS), G3-placed Americo’s Song and Mighty Ssing, stakes-placed LAUDATIONBLUE BOMBER, Moonwalker, Cuyathy, Polite Pearl, Private Money Game, etc.
  • #2 active sire by number of N.A. wins in 2018—226— second only to Into Mischief
  • 2018 sales: 2YOs of $300,000, $170,000, $150,000$150,000, etc. Yearlings of $250,000, $180,000$170,000, $160,000,etc.
  • Top 10 General Sire of winners in 2017
  • 86 black type horses & 34 black type winners, 4 G1 winners to date — including 2YOs WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT— $56 million+ in earnings
  • 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 2018—511— 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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Harvey Wallbanger rides the rail to victory in the Holy Bull S. (G2)

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  • 2019 racing: $350,000 Holy Bull S. [G2] winner HARVEY WALLBANGER, Commentator S. and Affirmed Success S. winner PAT ON THE BACK, $200,000 Caress S. winner MOMINOU, G3-placed JUPITER GOLD (AUS), stakes-placed AmalunaAmerico's Song, 2YO Snow Man, etc. 
  • 2019 sales: 2YOs up to $183,000. Yearlings up to $170,000
  • 2018 racing: A top 5 sire by winners, led by Silverbulletday S. winner STRONGER THAN EVER, Saginaw S. and Empire Classic H. winner PAT ON THE BACK, Smart Halo S. winner CONGRATS GAL, Singapore Derby [G1-SIN] winner JUPITER GOLD (AUS), G3-placed Americo’s Song and Mighty Ssing, stakes-placed LAUDATIONBLUE BOMBER, Moonwalker, Cuyathy, Polite Pearl, Private Money Game, etc.
  • #2 active sire by number of N.A. wins in 2018—226— second only to Into Mischief
  • 2018 sales: 2YOs of $300,000, $170,000, $150,000$150,000, etc. Yearlings of $250,000, $180,000$170,000, $160,000,etc.
  • Top 10 General Sire of winners in 2017
  • 86 black type horses & 34 black type winners, 4 G1 winners to date — including 2YOs WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT— $56 million+ in earnings
  • 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 2018—511— 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
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]

Pat on the Back storms home to take the Affirmed Success S. title=
Congrats

Pat on the Back storms home to take the Affirmed Success S.

Congrats' Pat on the Back kicked off his 2019 campaign in style with a stirring come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 Affirmed Success S...

[read more]

Harvey Wallbanger rides the rail to victory in the Holy Bull S. (G2) title=
Congrats

Harvey Wallbanger rides the rail to victory in the Holy Bull S. (G2)

Congrats got his first stakes winner of 2019 in thrilling fashion on Saturday when Harvey Wallbanger came from last to first in the final three furlongs to win the $350,000 Holy Bull S. (G2)...

[read more]

Congrats Private Racing Gallery

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Bodemeister
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Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Good Samaritan
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Revolutionary
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Tiznow
Tourist

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