- 2016: #2 Sire of winners and Top-10 Sire of black type winners; including 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: 8 black type horses led by TOP DECILE (G1 sp), JACARANDA (G3), multiple SW FLUTTERBY (94 Beyer), multiple SW TEMPER MINT PATTY (G3 sp), etc.
- 60 black type horses & 24 black type winners, including 3 Grade 1 Winners to date – $29 million in earnings
- 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, etc.
- 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. 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, $200,000, $190,000, etc. His 2015 two-year-olds are averaging $104,550, with 20 sold. The future is, indeed, bright.
"Outstanding sire."--John Sparkman in Blood-Horse