Praise, Dam Of Flatter, Congrats, Dies At Age 27

Praise, one Claiborne Farm’s top broodmares of the past three decade, has died due to the infirmities of old age, the farm announced Tuesday. She was 27.

The daughter of Mr. Prospector was a homebred for longtime partners Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider. She was trained by Frank Brothers during her seven career starts, which was highlighted by a maiden win in Saratoga and an allowance score at Churchill Downs.

Praise joined the partnership’s broodmare band at age four, and her success was immediate. Her first foal was Flatter, a son of A.P. Indy who finished third in the Grade 2 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park before retiring to stud at Claiborne Farm in 2004 and becoming one of Kentucky’s most reliable sires.

The mare went back to A.P. Indy for her second mating, which produced Congrats. The colt picked up wins in the Grade 2 San Pasqual Handicap and listed Alysheba Stakes, with additional Grade 1 placings in the Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup. He began his stud career in Florida during the 2007 breeding season, and he now stands at WinStar Farm in Kentucky.

Praise saw her greatest success with her first two foals, but her proceeding offspring was led by Commend, a Grade 3-placed War Front colt. In total, Praise produced eight winners from 11 starts.

Congrats and Flatter will be the greatest extender of Praise’s presence in pedigrees, but the mare has also had successful daughters in the breeding shed.

Amen Again, a winning daughter of Awesome Again, is the dam of Grade 3 winner Sprawl. Hip Hip, a placed Monarchos mare, had the stakes-placed Support.

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