Congrats

Fee: $20,000 S&N
A.P. Indy - Praise,
by
Mr. Prospector, 2000 b.

Champion Freshman Sire by A.P. Indy

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 2015, he was a Top 10 Sire of Winners.

Congrats - Champion Freshman Sire by A.P. Indy
Congrats Overview
  • 2016: #2 Sire of winners and #3 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

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

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Congrats’ undefeated 3-year-old filly Polar River made it four straight victories on Thursday at Meydan with a deceptively easy three-quarter length victory...

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  • 2016: #2 Sire of winners and #3 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

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 undefeated after $150,000 Instant Racing S. win title=
Congrats

Congrats filly undefeated after $150,000 Instant Racing S. win

Cash Back kept her perfect record intact in Saturday's $150,000 Instant Racing S. at Oaklawn Park, winning the six-furlong contest for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths...

[read more]

$385,000 for Congrats filly at OBS March 2yo sale title=
Congrats

$385,000 for Congrats filly at OBS March 2yo sale

Top-five sire Congrats had a filly sell for $385,000 during the Wednesday session of the OBS March Sale of Selected 2-year-olds in Training.

[read more]

Congrats filly super-sharp in Tampa score title=
Congrats

Congrats filly super-sharp in Tampa score

Flashing enormous potential once again, Kinsley Kisses turned in another extraordinary performance Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs, rolling to a seven-length allowance victory...

[read more]

Polar River keeps rolling in Grade 3 UAE Oaks title=
Congrats

Polar River keeps rolling in Grade 3 UAE Oaks

Congrats’ undefeated 3-year-old filly Polar River made it four straight victories on Thursday at Meydan with a deceptively easy three-quarter length victory...

[read more]

Congrats Private Racing Gallery

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
Carpe Diem
Colonel John
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Drosselmeyer
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow

Download Printable forms

Mare Information
Mare Name: (required)
Age:
Sire:
Dam:
Status:
Previous Year Covering Sire:
Boarding Farm:
Produce History:
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