- 2017 sales results included $1.7 million sale-topping filly at OBSMAR 2-year-old sale and $400,000 yearling filly at FTSAUG
- 2017 racing: Indiana Oaks [G3] winner OVERTURE, stakes winners LAUDATION, BLUE BOMBER, PAT ON THE BACK, and YES TO THE DRESS, G1-placed Jupiter Gold (AUS), G3-placed Complimenti, etc.
- Top 10 General Sire of winners in 2017
- 73 black type horses & 29 black type winners, including 4 Grade 1 winners to date — including 2-year-olds WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT— $42 million in earnings
- Other top performers include: HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1], EMMA'S ENCORE [G1], VENUS VALENTINE [G2], FOREVER DARLING [G2], BUEN VIAJE [G2], POLAR RIVER [G3], JACARANDA [G3], etc.
- The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
- Biggest & best-bred crop of 3yos to date races in 2018
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 stakes winners in 2017 include 3-year-old filly Overture, 3-year-old colt Pat on the Back, and 2-year-old fillies Laudation and Yes to the Dress.
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. In his 2016 2-year-olds include $385,000 and $230,000 fillies, while his first 2-year-old of 2017 topped the OBSMAR sale at $1.7 million. The future is, indeed, bright.
"Outstanding sire."--John Sparkman in Blood-Horse