Congrats

A.P. Indy - Praise,
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Mr. Prospector, 2000 b.

A.P. Indy’s Proven Value Sire

Champion Sire Congrats is one of the industry's best value sires. By A.P. Indy and from a live, rich family, his successes continue to come.

"Year in and year out Congrats has proven himself as a sire of an impressive number of winners. He is an especially enticing option in programs with lucrative state-bred awards. Congrats is a proven value for mares to find success and get their progeny to the winner’s circle."

Congrats - A.P. Indy’s Proven Value Sire
Congrats Overview
  • Top 10 Sire of winners in 2021, led by: LAST JUDGMENT, winner of the Pimlico Special Match Series S. [G3], Challenger S. [G3], & Sunshine Classic S.; BANGO, 3-time stakes winner in 2021; GOIN' GOOD, winner at the Coronation Cup S.; INDY LYON, winner of the Sophomore Turf S.; A LIFE THAT'S GOOD, winner of the Niagara S.; IN GOOD HEALTH (AUS), stakes winner in Australia; Extrasexybigdaddee, runner-up in the $100,000 Rushaway S.; etc.
  • 2020 racing: CELTIC STRIKER, 19 1/2-length winner of the Easy Goer S., IN GOOD HEALTH (AUS), stakes winner in Australia, BANGO, winner of the Animal Kingdom S., SNOW MAN, winner of the Duke City Sprint S., McKale, placed in the San Carlos S. [G2], Zusha, placed in the Santa Monica S. [G2] and La Canada S. [G3], TIO GANGUE, runner-up in a G3 in Puerto Rico, etc.
  • 2019 racing: Holy Bull S. [G2] winner HARVEY WALLBANGER, Kelso H. [G2] winner PAT ON THE BACK, Caress S. winner MOMINOU, Joseph A. Gimma S. winner NAKED AVENGER, G1 winner in Puerto Rico TIO GANGUE, Bayakoa S. [G3] runner-up Zusha, etc.  
  • A Top 10 Sire by winners for the last 6 years—Top 5 in 3 of those years.
  • $70 million in earnings, 106 black type horses, 43 black type winners, and 4 G1 winners to date—including 2YOs WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT
  • 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
  • A.P. Indy's Proven Value Sire: more winners since 2015 than other A.P. Indy sons Malibu Moon, Bernardini, Flatter, Mineshaft, etc.

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 runners to date are the millionaire and multiple Grade 1-winning filly Turbulent Descent and 2-year-old G1 winner Wickedly Perfect.

A perennial producer of top-class runners, Congrats has been a Top 10 Sire by number of individual winners for the last five years and even ranking in the top 5 for three of those years. In 2019, he finished fourth on TDN's North American sire list with 166 winners. Among other A.P. Indy sons, no sire has had more winners in the last 5 years combined. 

Progeny by Congrats continue to be sought after, including 2-year-olds who have sold for $1,700,000, $725,000, $385,000, etc. in the last few years. The future continues to be 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)

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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

Goin' Good the second stakes winner of the weekend for Congrats title=
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Goin' Good the second stakes winner of the weekend for Congrats

Congrats got his second black type winner in as many days Sunday at Saratoga when Goin' Good won the $120,000 Coronation Cup...

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Congrats' Bango extends stakes winning streak to three at Ellis Park title=
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Congrats' Bango extends stakes winning streak to three at Ellis Park

Bango has now won three straight stakes races after a commanding five-length win in Saturday's $75,000 Good Lord S. at Ellis Park...

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A Life That's Good second stakes winner in three days for Congrats title=
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A Life That's Good second stakes winner in three days for Congrats

A Life That's Good surged past odds-on favorite Summer Brew in the final furlong of Monday's $50,000 Niagara S. at Finger Lakes to tally a 1 1/4-length win...

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Bango wins Kelly's Landing S. for second stakes victory of Churchill Downs meet title=
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Bango wins Kelly's Landing S. for second stakes victory of Churchill Downs meet

Congrats' 4-year-old colt Bango took a thrilling rendition of the $110,000 Kelly's Landing S. on June 25 at Churchill Downs, holding off Mucho to score his second win of the spring meet...

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  • Top 10 Sire of winners in 2021, led by: LAST JUDGMENT, winner of the Pimlico Special Match Series S. [G3], Challenger S. [G3], & Sunshine Classic S.; BANGO, 3-time stakes winner in 2021; GOIN' GOOD, winner at the Coronation Cup S.; INDY LYON, winner of the Sophomore Turf S.; A LIFE THAT'S GOOD, winner of the Niagara S.; IN GOOD HEALTH (AUS), stakes winner in Australia; Extrasexybigdaddee, runner-up in the $100,000 Rushaway S.; etc.
  • 2020 racing: CELTIC STRIKER, 19 1/2-length winner of the Easy Goer S., IN GOOD HEALTH (AUS), stakes winner in Australia, BANGO, winner of the Animal Kingdom S., SNOW MAN, winner of the Duke City Sprint S., McKale, placed in the San Carlos S. [G2], Zusha, placed in the Santa Monica S. [G2] and La Canada S. [G3], TIO GANGUE, runner-up in a G3 in Puerto Rico, etc.
  • 2019 racing: Holy Bull S. [G2] winner HARVEY WALLBANGER, Kelso H. [G2] winner PAT ON THE BACK, Caress S. winner MOMINOU, Joseph A. Gimma S. winner NAKED AVENGER, G1 winner in Puerto Rico TIO GANGUE, Bayakoa S. [G3] runner-up Zusha, etc.  
  • A Top 10 Sire by winners for the last 6 years—Top 5 in 3 of those years.
  • $70 million in earnings, 106 black type horses, 43 black type winners, and 4 G1 winners to date—including 2YOs WICKEDLY PERFECT & TURBULENT DESCENT
  • 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
  • A.P. Indy's Proven Value Sire: more winners since 2015 than other A.P. Indy sons Malibu Moon, Bernardini, Flatter, Mineshaft, etc.

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 runners to date are the millionaire and multiple Grade 1-winning filly Turbulent Descent and 2-year-old G1 winner Wickedly Perfect.

A perennial producer of top-class runners, Congrats has been a Top 10 Sire by number of individual winners for the last five years and even ranking in the top 5 for three of those years. In 2019, he finished fourth on TDN's North American sire list with 166 winners. Among other A.P. Indy sons, no sire has had more winners in the last 5 years combined. 

Progeny by Congrats continue to be sought after, including 2-year-olds who have sold for $1,700,000, $725,000, $385,000, etc. in the last few years. The future continues to be 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
Goin' Good the second stakes winner of the weekend for Congrats title=
Congrats

Goin' Good the second stakes winner of the weekend for Congrats

Congrats got his second black type winner in as many days Sunday at Saratoga when Goin' Good won the $120,000 Coronation Cup...

[read more]

Congrats' Bango extends stakes winning streak to three at Ellis Park title=
Congrats

Congrats' Bango extends stakes winning streak to three at Ellis Park

Bango has now won three straight stakes races after a commanding five-length win in Saturday's $75,000 Good Lord S. at Ellis Park...

[read more]

A Life That's Good second stakes winner in three days for Congrats title=
Congrats

A Life That's Good second stakes winner in three days for Congrats

A Life That's Good surged past odds-on favorite Summer Brew in the final furlong of Monday's $50,000 Niagara S. at Finger Lakes to tally a 1 1/4-length win...

[read more]

Bango wins Kelly's Landing S. for second stakes victory of Churchill Downs meet title=
Congrats

Bango wins Kelly's Landing S. for second stakes victory of Churchill Downs meet

Congrats' 4-year-old colt Bango took a thrilling rendition of the $110,000 Kelly's Landing S. on June 25 at Churchill Downs, holding off Mucho to score his second win of the spring meet...

[read more]

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