VINERY Stud sire Congrats first crop have returned an amazing 88% winner’s to runner’s and a truly phenomenal 10% Stakes winners to runners.
Congrats bumped up his growing tally of first crop stakeswinners to 9 last weekend when his first crop son King Henry scored an eventful win in the Penn Dash Stakes (1000m) in the USA.
The Florida bred gelding hopped in the air as the field broke away but quickly mustered pace to challenge for the lead.
Despite being on a three-wide path, King Henry drew off in the stretch to win by a comfortable 1 3/4-lens margin.
King Henry is one of 11 Stakes winners amonst 130 winners from 170 starters sired by Congrats which delivers the A. P Indy son and incredible 76.5 percent winners to runners from his 3 crops to race thus far.
Congrats was the Leading First Season Sire in the USA in 2010 with four Grade 1 performers – 2 of them Gr.1 winners – from his debut NH crop.
Congrats oldest Vinery-bred progeny turn one on August 1.