Congrats

Fee: $35,000 S&N
A.P. Indy - Praise,
by
Mr. Prospector, 2000 b.

A.P. Indy's Only Champion Freshman 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. In 2015, he ranks among the top 16 Sires.

Congrats - A.P. Indy's Only Champion Freshman Sire
Congrats Overview
  • A.P. INDY's Leading Juvenile Sire of 2014 
  • 2014 2YOs: 18 winners, 7 SHs, $1.9M, incl. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) runner-up TOP DECILE ($491,050), JACARANDA (G3)
  • 2014 Overall: 23 Stakes Horses, $5.9 million
  • 2015: #16 Sire - 36 winners, 4 Stakes Horses
  • Lifetime: 18 SWs, $19.5M, 48 SHs - 58% 2YO SHs (28-of-48)
  • 2015 Sales: $725,000 OBS 2yo, $190,000 Barretts 2yo
  • 2014 Sales: Yearlings include $375,000, $320,000, $310,000, $275,000, $250,000, $250,000, $250,000, $200,000
  • Three U.S. G1 winners - five Grade 1 two-year-olds 
  • One of just six active stallions in 2012 to sire two or more U.S. G1 SWs on dirt
  • Greatest increase in quality of mares bred in his fee range ($25,000-$49,000) - 80%
  • 117 mares bred in 2013  - 137 mares bred in 2014

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. In 2012, he sired two G1 winners: Emma's Encore and Turbulent Descent. Just six active stallions sired two or more U.S. G1 winners on dirt that year, and he was the only one who stood for less than $60,000.

Progeny by Congrats are highly sought-after at public auction. In 2014/2015, his 2-year-olds in training have sold for $725,000, $300,000, $260,000, $220,000, $190,000, $190,000, $155,000, etc. His 2014 yearlings averaged $97,778, with 12 selling for at least $140,000.The future is, indeed, 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 TWO

  • A maiden special weight race at Sar ($45,000, 6.5f in 1:17.61, defeating Outer Reef, Nebuchadnezzar, Negotiation, Color Me Gone, Hot Hand, Real Tomcat, Adam's Way, Spanish Empire, Coalition).

Won At THREE
  • An allowance race at Bel ($52,000, 9f in 1:49.58, defeating Thunder Blitz, Peekskill, Nothing Flat, Strive).
  • An allowance race at Bel ($48,000, 8.5f in 1:42.54, by 5 lengths, defeating Poppy's Image, Valleyman, Retam, Striking Song).
  • An allowance race at Aqu ($43,000, 7f in 1:22.86, defeating Mister Hennessy, Scuttlebuttin, Salute Him, Monty Man, Unanimous Decision, As Wicked).
  • 3rd Jim Dandy S (gr. II, 9f, to Strong Hope, EmpireMaker, defeating Tafaseel, Nacheezmo, During).
Won At FOUR
  • Alysheba S ($113,600, 8.5f in 1:44.31, defeating Perfect Drift, Kodema, Sarava, Classic Par, Devil Time, Spanish Empire, River Mountain Rd).
  • An allowance race at Kee ($67,000, 8.5f in 1:43.47, defeating American Style, New York Hero, Quem Se Atreve, Woodmoon).
  • 3rd Washington Park H (gr. II, 9.5f, to Eye of the Tiger, Olmodavor, defeating Colonial Colony, The Lady's Groom). 
Won At FIVE
  • San Pasqual H (gr. II, $150,000, 8.5f in 1:41.97, by 5 lengths, defeating Total Impact, Sigfreto, Excessivepleasure, Formal Attire).
  • 2nd Santa Anita H (gr. I, 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 (7.5f, to McCann's Mojave, defeating St Averil, Rushin' to Altar, Hasty Kris, Zanzibar, Commander's Flag, My Cousin Matt).
  • 3rd Hollywood Gold Cup H (gr. I, 10f, to Lava Man, Borrego, defeating Musique Toujours, Limehouse, Keep On Punching, Deputy Lad, Anziyan Royalty, Pt's Grey Eagle).
  • San Antonio H (gr. II, 9f, to Lundy's Liability, Truly a Judge, defeating Skukuza, Total Impact, Asong for Billy, Star Cross, Epicentre, Go Bob). 
Won At SIX
  • 2nd Memorial Day H (gr. III, 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 News

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS
Congrats

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS

Spirited bidding during the early part of the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought a final price of $725,000 for a filly by Congrats...

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Congrats filly kicks off 2015 with a victory
Congrats

Congrats filly kicks off 2015 with a victory

Pangburn’s 3-year-old debut Friday at Oaklawn Park was a smashing success, setting up the Congrats filly perfectly for a run at the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1)...

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Four by Congrats are weighted on the Experimental
Congrats

Four by Congrats are weighted on the Experimental

Champion Sire Congrats remains the standard-bearer among all juvenile sires from the A.P. Indy line, with more runners ranked on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap than any stallion from his famed sire line...

[read more]

Champion sire Congrats recovering well from colic surgery

Champion sire Congrats recovering well from colic surgery

Congrats, A.P. Indy’s only champion freshman sire, is recovering in good order following colic surgery late last month in Australia, where he was wrapping up his shuttling obligations at Vinery Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season...

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Congrats Private Racing Gallery

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  • A.P. INDY's Leading Juvenile Sire of 2014 
  • 2014 2YOs: 18 winners, 7 SHs, $1.9M, incl. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) runner-up TOP DECILE ($491,050), JACARANDA (G3)
  • 2014 Overall: 23 Stakes Horses, $5.9 million
  • 2015: #16 Sire - 36 winners, 4 Stakes Horses
  • Lifetime: 18 SWs, $19.5M, 48 SHs - 58% 2YO SHs (28-of-48)
  • 2015 Sales: $725,000 OBS 2yo, $190,000 Barretts 2yo
  • 2014 Sales: Yearlings include $375,000, $320,000, $310,000, $275,000, $250,000, $250,000, $250,000, $200,000
  • Three U.S. G1 winners - five Grade 1 two-year-olds 
  • One of just six active stallions in 2012 to sire two or more U.S. G1 SWs on dirt
  • Greatest increase in quality of mares bred in his fee range ($25,000-$49,000) - 80%
  • 117 mares bred in 2013  - 137 mares bred in 2014

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. In 2012, he sired two G1 winners: Emma's Encore and Turbulent Descent. Just six active stallions sired two or more U.S. G1 winners on dirt that year, and he was the only one who stood for less than $60,000.

Progeny by Congrats are highly sought-after at public auction. In 2014/2015, his 2-year-olds in training have sold for $725,000, $300,000, $260,000, $220,000, $190,000, $190,000, $155,000, etc. His 2014 yearlings averaged $97,778, with 12 selling for at least $140,000.The future is, indeed, 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 TWO

  • A maiden special weight race at Sar ($45,000, 6.5f in 1:17.61, defeating Outer Reef, Nebuchadnezzar, Negotiation, Color Me Gone, Hot Hand, Real Tomcat, Adam's Way, Spanish Empire, Coalition).

Won At THREE
  • An allowance race at Bel ($52,000, 9f in 1:49.58, defeating Thunder Blitz, Peekskill, Nothing Flat, Strive).
  • An allowance race at Bel ($48,000, 8.5f in 1:42.54, by 5 lengths, defeating Poppy's Image, Valleyman, Retam, Striking Song).
  • An allowance race at Aqu ($43,000, 7f in 1:22.86, defeating Mister Hennessy, Scuttlebuttin, Salute Him, Monty Man, Unanimous Decision, As Wicked).
  • 3rd Jim Dandy S (gr. II, 9f, to Strong Hope, EmpireMaker, defeating Tafaseel, Nacheezmo, During).
Won At FOUR
  • Alysheba S ($113,600, 8.5f in 1:44.31, defeating Perfect Drift, Kodema, Sarava, Classic Par, Devil Time, Spanish Empire, River Mountain Rd).
  • An allowance race at Kee ($67,000, 8.5f in 1:43.47, defeating American Style, New York Hero, Quem Se Atreve, Woodmoon).
  • 3rd Washington Park H (gr. II, 9.5f, to Eye of the Tiger, Olmodavor, defeating Colonial Colony, The Lady's Groom). 
Won At FIVE
  • San Pasqual H (gr. II, $150,000, 8.5f in 1:41.97, by 5 lengths, defeating Total Impact, Sigfreto, Excessivepleasure, Formal Attire).
  • 2nd Santa Anita H (gr. I, 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 (7.5f, to McCann's Mojave, defeating St Averil, Rushin' to Altar, Hasty Kris, Zanzibar, Commander's Flag, My Cousin Matt).
  • 3rd Hollywood Gold Cup H (gr. I, 10f, to Lava Man, Borrego, defeating Musique Toujours, Limehouse, Keep On Punching, Deputy Lad, Anziyan Royalty, Pt's Grey Eagle).
  • San Antonio H (gr. II, 9f, to Lundy's Liability, Truly a Judge, defeating Skukuza, Total Impact, Asong for Billy, Star Cross, Epicentre, Go Bob). 
Won At SIX
  • 2nd Memorial Day H (gr. III, 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 hammers for $725,000 at OBS
Congrats

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS

Spirited bidding during the early part of the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought a final price of $725,000 for a filly by Congrats...

[read more]

Congrats filly kicks off 2015 with a victory
Congrats

Congrats filly kicks off 2015 with a victory

Pangburn’s 3-year-old debut Friday at Oaklawn Park was a smashing success, setting up the Congrats filly perfectly for a run at the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1)...

[read more]

Four by Congrats are weighted on the Experimental
Congrats

Four by Congrats are weighted on the Experimental

Champion Sire Congrats remains the standard-bearer among all juvenile sires from the A.P. Indy line, with more runners ranked on the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap than any stallion from his famed sire line...

[read more]

Champion sire Congrats recovering well from colic surgery

Champion sire Congrats recovering well from colic surgery

Congrats, A.P. Indy’s only champion freshman sire, is recovering in good order following colic surgery late last month in Australia, where he was wrapping up his shuttling obligations at Vinery Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season...

[read more]

Congrats Private Racing Gallery

congrats-print

Printable forms

Electronic Mare Submission

General Information
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Artie Schiller
Bellamy Road
Bodemeister
Colonel John
Congrats
Distorted Humor
Drosselmeyer
Gemologist
Hold Me Back
More Than Ready
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
U S Ranger
Mare Information
Mare Name: (required)
Age:
Sire:
Dam:
Status:
Previous Year Covering Sire:
Boarding Farm:
Produce History:
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