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 2016, he was a North America's Leading Sire of Winners.

Congrats - Champion Freshman Sire by A.P. Indy
Congrats Overview
  • 2017 sales: $1.7 million sale-topping filly at OBSMAR 2-year-old sale
  • 2016 racing: 5 Graded SWs incl. HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1], VENUS VALENTINE [G2], FOREVER DARLING [G2], BUEN VIAJE [G2], & POLAR RIVER [G3]
  • 2016 sales: $2,000,000 JACARANDA at FTKNOV, $1,100,000 HAVEYOUGONEAWAY at FTKNOV, $385,000 filly at OBSMAR, $310,000 filly at KEESEP, $300,000 VENUS VALENTINE at KEENOV, etc.
  • 68 black type horses & 26 black type winners, including four Grade 1 Winners to date – $37 million in earnings
  • The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
  • “Outstanding sire.” – John Sparkman in Blood-Horse
  • Covered 154 mares in 2016; His biggest & best-bred crop of 2yos to date races in 2017

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. 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

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 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6.5f, defeating Outer Reef, Nebuchadnezzar, Negotiation, Color Me Gone, Hot Hand, Real Tomcat, Adam's Way, Spanish Empire, Coalition)

Won at 3
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (9f, defeating Thunder Blitz, Peekskill, Nothing Flat, Strive)
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (8.5f, by 5 lengths, defeating Poppy's Image, Valleyman, Retam, Striking Song)
  • An allowance race at Aqueduct (7f, defeating Mister Hennessy, Scuttlebuttin, Salute Him, Monty Man, Unanimous Decision, As Wicked)

3rd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S. (G2, 9f, to Strong Hope, EmpireMaker, defeating Tafaseel, Nacheezmo, During).
Won at 4
  • Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs (8.5f, defeating Perfect Drift, Kodema, Sarava, Classic Par, Devil Time, Spanish Empire, River Mountain Rd)
  • An allowance race at Keeneland (8.5f, defeating American Style, New York Hero, Quem Se Atreve, Woodmoon)

3rd at 4

  • Washington Park H. (G2, 9.5f, to Eye of the Tiger, Olmodavor, defeating Colonial Colony, The Lady's Groom)
Won at 5
  • San Pasqual H. (G2, 8.5f , by 5 lengths, defeating Total Impact, Sigfreto, Excessivepleasure, Formal Attire)

2nd at 5

  • Santa Anita H. (G1, 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. at Hollywood Park (7.5f, to McCann's Mojave, defeating St Averil, Rushin' to Altar, Hasty Kris, Zanzibar, Commander's Flag, My Cousin Matt)

3rd at 5

  • Hollywood Gold Cup H. (G1, 10f, to Lava Man, Borrego, defeating Musique Toujours, Limehouse, Keep On Punching, Deputy Lad, Anziyan Royalty, Pt's Grey Eagle)
  • San Antonio H. (G2, 9f, to Lundy's Liability, Truly a Judge, defeating Skukuza, Total Impact, Asong for Billy, Star Cross, Epicentre, Go Bob) 
2nd at 6
  • Memorial Day H. at Calder (G3, 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

Pricey filly for Congrats Wednesday at OBS 2yo sale title=
Congrats

Pricey filly for Congrats Wednesday at OBS 2yo sale

Eclipse Thoroughbreds went to $300,000 for a filly by Congrats during Wednesday's session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

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$360,000 colt for Congrats at Barretts 2YO sale title=
Congrats

$360,000 colt for Congrats at Barretts 2YO sale

A $360,000 colt by Congrat's during Wednesday's Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale would finish as the third-highest price paid for a colt at the one-day auction...

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$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Congrats

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale

Congrats, the nation's leading sire of winners over the past two years, had his biggest winner of 2017 in the sales ring on Wednesday when a filly by the WinStar stallion sold for $1.7 million...

[read more]

Congrats filly earns Eclipse Award nomination title=
Congrats

Congrats filly earns Eclipse Award nomination

Congrats' multiple Graded stakes-winning filly Haveyougoneaway was named as a finalist for the 2016 Eclipse Award as Champion Female Sprinter...

[read more]

Congrats Private Racing Gallery

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  • 2017 sales: $1.7 million sale-topping filly at OBSMAR 2-year-old sale
  • 2016 racing: 5 Graded SWs incl. HAVEYOUGONEAWAY [G1], VENUS VALENTINE [G2], FOREVER DARLING [G2], BUEN VIAJE [G2], & POLAR RIVER [G3]
  • 2016 sales: $2,000,000 JACARANDA at FTKNOV, $1,100,000 HAVEYOUGONEAWAY at FTKNOV, $385,000 filly at OBSMAR, $310,000 filly at KEESEP, $300,000 VENUS VALENTINE at KEENOV, etc.
  • 68 black type horses & 26 black type winners, including four Grade 1 Winners to date – $37 million in earnings
  • The only champion freshman sire by legendary sire of sires A.P. INDY
  • “Outstanding sire.” – John Sparkman in Blood-Horse
  • Covered 154 mares in 2016; His biggest & best-bred crop of 2yos to date races in 2017

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. 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

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 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6.5f, defeating Outer Reef, Nebuchadnezzar, Negotiation, Color Me Gone, Hot Hand, Real Tomcat, Adam's Way, Spanish Empire, Coalition)

Won at 3
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (9f, defeating Thunder Blitz, Peekskill, Nothing Flat, Strive)
  • An allowance race at Belmont Park (8.5f, by 5 lengths, defeating Poppy's Image, Valleyman, Retam, Striking Song)
  • An allowance race at Aqueduct (7f, defeating Mister Hennessy, Scuttlebuttin, Salute Him, Monty Man, Unanimous Decision, As Wicked)

3rd at 3

  • Jim Dandy S. (G2, 9f, to Strong Hope, EmpireMaker, defeating Tafaseel, Nacheezmo, During).
Won at 4
  • Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs (8.5f, defeating Perfect Drift, Kodema, Sarava, Classic Par, Devil Time, Spanish Empire, River Mountain Rd)
  • An allowance race at Keeneland (8.5f, defeating American Style, New York Hero, Quem Se Atreve, Woodmoon)

3rd at 4

  • Washington Park H. (G2, 9.5f, to Eye of the Tiger, Olmodavor, defeating Colonial Colony, The Lady's Groom)
Won at 5
  • San Pasqual H. (G2, 8.5f , by 5 lengths, defeating Total Impact, Sigfreto, Excessivepleasure, Formal Attire)

2nd at 5

  • Santa Anita H. (G1, 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. at Hollywood Park (7.5f, to McCann's Mojave, defeating St Averil, Rushin' to Altar, Hasty Kris, Zanzibar, Commander's Flag, My Cousin Matt)

3rd at 5

  • Hollywood Gold Cup H. (G1, 10f, to Lava Man, Borrego, defeating Musique Toujours, Limehouse, Keep On Punching, Deputy Lad, Anziyan Royalty, Pt's Grey Eagle)
  • San Antonio H. (G2, 9f, to Lundy's Liability, Truly a Judge, defeating Skukuza, Total Impact, Asong for Billy, Star Cross, Epicentre, Go Bob) 
2nd at 6
  • Memorial Day H. at Calder (G3, 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
Pricey filly for Congrats Wednesday at OBS 2yo sale title=
Congrats

Pricey filly for Congrats Wednesday at OBS 2yo sale

Eclipse Thoroughbreds went to $300,000 for a filly by Congrats during Wednesday's session of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

[read more]

$360,000 colt for Congrats at Barretts 2YO sale title=
Congrats

$360,000 colt for Congrats at Barretts 2YO sale

A $360,000 colt by Congrat's during Wednesday's Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale would finish as the third-highest price paid for a colt at the one-day auction...

[read more]

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale title=
Congrats

$1.7 million Congrats filly tops OBS March 2-year-old sale

Congrats, the nation's leading sire of winners over the past two years, had his biggest winner of 2017 in the sales ring on Wednesday when a filly by the WinStar stallion sold for $1.7 million...

[read more]

Congrats filly earns Eclipse Award nomination title=
Congrats

Congrats filly earns Eclipse Award nomination

Congrats' multiple Graded stakes-winning filly Haveyougoneaway was named as a finalist for the 2016 Eclipse Award as Champion Female Sprinter...

[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
Carpe Diem
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist

Download Printable forms

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