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Congreve (horse)

Congreve (1924-1944) was an Argentine Thoroughbred racehorse and one of the most influential sires in South America. He was a bay stallion by Copyright (GB) (by Tracery who was sired by Rock Sand) his dam Per Noi by Perrier (GB).[1]


Racing record

He was a courageous, honest racehorse who raced over four seasons. During this time he started 18 times for 11 wins and 5 places with winnings of 247,571 pesos.[1]

Stud career

The Haras Ojo de Agua stud in Argentina already had a good broodmare band when it purchased Congreve for stud duties.[1]

Congreve was the leading sire in Argentine on seven occasions, twice second and was also a top broodmare sire, too, topping that list five times.[1], Congreve was best known in North America for siring Kayak II, who became the career-earnings leader in the United States in the 1940s.[citation needed]

Congreve sired six Argentine Derby winners: Ix (1935), Quemaita (1937), Embrujo (1939), La Mission (1940), Avestruz (1943) and Churrinche (1944). The 1951 winner, Yatasto, was two generations removed from Congreve.[2] During his stud career he sired over 600 winners in Argentina with winnings of over 5,567,992 pesos.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ahnert, Rainer L. (editor in chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
  2. ASB - Congreve Retrieved on 2009-7-5

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