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US Gr1-Winning Sire Congaree Moves To Highcliff
Leading US 2nd-crop sire & 11-year-old Gr1-winning & US$3.2 million-earning Congaree (Arazi-Mari's Sheba, by Mari's Book) "will stand the 2010 season at Highcliff Farm in New York for US$7,500" reported bloodhorse.com. Congaree (who stood the last 5 seasons at Adena Springs in Kentucky, with a US$10,000 fee in 2009) was "the only horse in history to win back-to-back runnings of the Gr1 Cigar Mile" & clocked "the fastest mile in North America in 2002 (1min 33.11sec)". Overall he won 10 graded stakes, including 5 Gr1 triumphs (from 7-10 furlongs) & was a US Eclipse Award finalist as champion sprinter, older male & Horse-Of-The-Year in 2003. Congaree also placed in 2 legs of the US 3YO Triple Crown, finishing 3rd in both the Gr1 Kentucky Derby & Gr1 Preakness Stakes. Congaree has produced 5 stakes-winners from his initial 2 crops of racing age.