Congrats

A.P. Indy - Praise,
by
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." Chris Knehr

Congrats - A.P. Indy’s Proven Value Sire
Congrats Overview
  • 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 5 years—Top 5 in three of those years.
  • $65 million in earnings, 102 black type horses, 40 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 from 2015 to 2019—588—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

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Congrats colt wins Easy Goer S. by nearly 20 lengths

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Congrat's Tio Gangue romps by 7 1/2-lengths in Agustin Mercado Reveron (G1)

Tio Gangue drew off very impressively in the stretch to win the Clasico Agustin Mercado Reveron (G1) at Camarero Racetrack in Puerto Rico on Dec. 15, the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Congrats colt. Annually among the leading sires of winners worldwide, Congrats has 156 to date this year, which is currently fourth-best on the General Sire list. Tio Gangue is one of his three graded winners this year, along with Pat on the Back (G2 Kelso H.) and Harvey Wallbanger (G3 Holy Bull S.). Tio Gangue, who was last for the first half of the 1 1/16-mile trip, made a big move on the turn and cruised to the front in upper stretch and was never threatened as he cruised through the lane to win going away. The winner is owned by CJ Stable PR 2 and was bred by Farm III Enterprises LLC. The dark bay is from the same family as Behrens, who earned more than $4 million and won seven graded stakes.

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Congrats Private Racing Gallery

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  • 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 5 years—Top 5 in three of those years.
  • $65 million in earnings, 102 black type horses, 40 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 from 2015 to 2019—588—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
Congrats' Snow Man wins Duke City Sprint S. in 2020 debut title=
Congrats

Congrats' Snow Man wins Duke City Sprint S. in 2020 debut

Snow Man, who was stakes-placed as a 2-year-old, made his 2020 unveiling in Saturday's Duke City Sprint S. at Albuquerque Downs...

[read more]

Congrats colt wins Easy Goer S. by nearly 20 lengths title=
Congrats

Congrats colt wins Easy Goer S. by nearly 20 lengths

Celtic Striker drew away from Sonneman in upper stretch en route to a 19 3/4-length victory in the Easy Goer S. at Belmont Park...

[read more]

Congrats' Bango sets track record in Animal Kingdom S. title=
Congrats

Congrats' Bango sets track record in Animal Kingdom S.

Bango turned in the best race of his young career Saturday with a track record performance in the Animal Kingdom S. at Turfway Park...

[read more]

Congrat's Tio Gangue romps by 7 1/2-lengths in Agustin Mercado Reveron (G1) title=
Congrats

Congrat's Tio Gangue romps by 7 1/2-lengths in Agustin Mercado Reveron (G1)

Tio Gangue drew off very impressively in the stretch to win the Clasico Agustin Mercado Reveron (G1) at Camarero Racetrack in Puerto Rico on Dec. 15, the first stakes win for the 2-year-old Congrats colt. Annually among the leading sires of winners worldwide, Congrats has 156 to date this year, which is currently fourth-best on the General Sire list. Tio Gangue is one of his three graded winners this year, along with Pat on the Back (G2 Kelso H.) and Harvey Wallbanger (G3 Holy Bull S.). Tio Gangue, who was last for the first half of the 1 1/16-mile trip, made a big move on the turn and cruised to the front in upper stretch and was never threatened as he cruised through the lane to win going away. The winner is owned by CJ Stable PR 2 and was bred by Farm III Enterprises LLC. The dark bay is from the same family as Behrens, who earned more than $4 million and won seven graded stakes.

[read more]

Congrats Private Racing Gallery

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Printable forms

Electronic Mare Submission

General Information - Please do not enter any links or the form will not be processed.
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Always Dreaming
Audible
Carpe Diem
Congrats
Constitution
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Good Samaritan
More Than Ready
Outwork
Paynter
Speightster
Speightstown
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist
Yoshida

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Mare Information
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