- 2016 racing: 5 Graded SWs incl. HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1], VENUS VALENTINE [G2], FOREVER DARLING [G2], BUEN VIAJE [G2], & POLAR RIVER [G3]
- 2016 sales: $2,000,000 JACARANDA at FTKNOV, $1,100,000 HAVEYOUGONEAWAY at FTKNOV, $385,000 filly at OBSMAR, $310,000 filly at KEESEP, $300,000 VENUS VALENTINE at KEENOV, etc.
- 66 black type horses & 26 black type winners, including four Grade 1 Winners to date – $35 million in earnings
- The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
- “Outstanding sire.” – John Sparkman in Blood-Horse
- Covered 154 mares in 2016; His biggest & best-bred crop of 2yos to date races in 2017
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 runner to date is the millionaire and multiple Grade 1-winning filly Turbulent Descent. A perennial producer of top-class runners, Congrats' new graded winners in 2016 include the trio of 3-year-old fillies Forever Darling, Polar River and Venus Valentine.
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. His 2015 2-year-olds averaged $104,550, with 20 sold, while his 2016 2-year-olds include $385,000 and $230,000 fillies. The future is, indeed, bright.
"Outstanding sire."--John Sparkman in Blood-Horse