- 2016: #1 Sire of winners and Top-15 Sire of black type horses; including HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1 Ballerina & G2 Honorable Miss H.], FOREVER DARLING [G2 Santa Ynez S.], VENUS VALENTINE [G2 Rachel Alexandra S.] and POLAR RIVER [G3 UAE Oaks]
- 2016 sales: $385,000 2yo colt at OBS March, $230,000 2yo filly at Fasig-Tipton February
- 2015 racing: Eight black type horses led by TOP DECILE [G1 sp], JACARANDA [G3], multiple SW FLUTTERBY (94 Beyer), multiple SW TEMPER MINT PATTY [G3 sp], etc.
- 64 black type horses & 25 black type winners, including four Grade 1 Winners to date – $32 million in earnings
- 2016 sales: $385,000 2yo filly at OBSMAR, $230,000 2yo filly at FTFFEB, etc.
- 2015 sales: $750,000 filly at OBSMAR, $400,000 filly at KEENOV, $350,000 Sale Topper at FTKHRA, $200,000 colt at OBSAPR, $200,000 colt at KEESEP
- The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
- “Outstanding sire.” – John Sparkman in Blood-Horse
- His two biggest and best-bred crops are 2-year-olds and yearlings of 2016
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