Congaree Moves to Lane's End Texas

Five-time grade I winner stood at Saratoga Stud in 2015.

Multiple grade I winner Congaree  will stand the 2016 breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead.

Lane's End Texas manager Danny Shifflett said the fee for the 17-year-old stallion, who is at the farm, will be announced later.

"He will be a great addition, especially in trying to improve the quality of mares (in Texas)," Shifflett said.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Congaree earned $3,276,490 during his racing career, including five grade I victories. He won the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack twice (2002 and 2003), the Swaps Stakes in 2001, and the Hollywood Gold Cup and Carter Handicap in 2003. He finished third in both the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) during his 3-year-old season, after winning the Wood Memorial (gr. II). He had four other graded scores2002 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) and Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), and the 2003 San Antonio and San Pasqual handicaps (both gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

As a stallion, Congaree has sired the earners of more than $15.4 million, with 15 stakes winners. Among his progeny are grade I-winning millionaires Jeranimo  and Don't Tell Sophia. The latter is out of a daughter of Valid Expectations, Texas' all-time leading stallion who stood at Lane's End Texas until being retired from stud duty in 2013.

Congaree is a son of champion Arazi out of the grade I-placed Mari's Book mare Mari's Sheba. Congaree's half brother, Sangaree, is a grade I-placed stakes winner who stands in Indiana.

Congaree stood the 2015 season at Saratoga Stud in New York. He was bred and campaigned by Texans Bob and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable and is still owned by the couple.