In the super slick juvenile Competitive Edge in being a high achieving US First Crop and Second Crop Sire, he now joins Valor Farm, Texas for 2021, having also become Champion Texan Sire.
Siring 51 winners from his first crop at a 48% winners-to-runners ratio, his 81 runners were 76% of his 107 named foals, and with four juvenile winners in 2020 now has earnings of $3.8 million.
Already this year Competitive Speed won the Glitter Woman Stakes, while Fierce Lady is his top earner winning Seeking the Ante Stakes and second in Joseph A Gimma Stakes and Stillwater Stakes
My Italian Rabbi won the Stillwater Stages and Lady Finger Stakes and second in New York Futurity and Seeking the Ante Stakes, with Sassy Seneca winning the Shakopee Juvenile Stakes.
Majestic Gold won the Clasico Dia de la Raza Stakes in Chile, and was third in Clasico E Cautino Insua Stakes, with 6f winner Reagan’ Edge second in Prioress Stakes Gr2 and Victory Ridge Stakes Gr3.
Edgeway was placed in Dogwood Stakes Gr3 and Purple Martin Stakes, with Competitive Idea, Competitive Saint, Majestic Edge, Soy Motivada and Edge to Edge being stakes placed.
Ranked sixth, Competitive Edge mixed-it with the outstanding US First Crop Sires American Pharoah, Constitution, Palace Malice, Liam’s Map, and was 14th last season as Second Crop Sire.
As a highly rated Juvenile in 2014, Competitive Edge scored a 5¼ length victory in the historic Hopeful Stakes Gr1 of 7 furlongs, having won his first 2yo start by 10¼ lengths, also at Saratoga.
In winning consecutive starts at three years, he first won the Tamarac Stakes at Gulfstream Park and then the Pat Day Mile Stakes Gr3 at Churchill Downs, running 1:34.18min for 8 furlongs.
Bred by WinStar Farm and sold as a $750,000 2yo, Competitive Edge is by the Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, who recently had unbeaten Happy Saver win the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Also siring the Champion Sprinter Runhappy, with wins in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, King’s Bishop Stakes and Malibu Stakes, he has sired 27 stakes winners and 98 2yo winners from 7 crops.
In being the family of Arlington-Washington Futurity winning sire All Fired Up, Competitive Edge is from the 9 times winning stakes-placed mare Magdalena’s Chase, sired by Cape Town.
The family of Arlington-Washington Futurity winning sire All Fired Up, he is closely rated to the Blue Grass winning sire Wild Syn and Hagyard Fayette Stakes winner Pick of The Litter.
With Seattle Slew being inbred 4Sx4d and Mr Prospector 4sx4d, it’s a family of loaded with black type winners including champion mare Awesome Humor, Navajo Pearl, Assombrie, Blushing Billy.
In the arrival of Competitive Edge at Valor Farm at Pilot Point, Texas is was previously the euthanise of multiple Grade 1 winner Congaree due to the infirmities of old age.
Owned by Janice McNair, who with her late husband Bob bred and raced Congaree in the name of their Stonerside Stables, and was chestnut son of Arazi out of Mari’s Sheba.
In racing 25 times, from two to six year, including 22 consecutive starts in graded stakes, Congaree won five Grade 1 stakes races including the 2001 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
A twice winner of the Cigar Mile and the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2003, he was an Eclipse Award finalist three times for Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter, and Champion Older Horse.
in first retired to Adena Springs in Kentucky, and eventually Valor Farm, Congaree sired 13 stakes winners from 317 starters including the Irish filly Maoineach and Grade 1 winners Jeranimo, Don’t Tell Sophia and Killer Graces.
As a broodmare sire, his daughters include the dams of Grade 2 winner and classics-placed Homerique and 2020 Irish Group 3 winner New Treasure.
“Congaree had so much class,” said Ken Carson, general manager of Valor Farm. “He was a pleasure to be around, an easy-going horse who certainly loved his mints.”
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