Named after WPT employee Congie DeVito who passed away in early 2011, King Congie competed in some of the nation’s premier races, including the 2011 Preakness Stakes.
He broke his maiden at odds of over 40-1 in his first time on the turf late in his 2-year-old year before scoring in the Tropical Park Derby at Calder on New Year’s Day 2011.
Trained by Tom Albertrani, KC crossed the wire first in the 2011 Hallandale Beach Stakes, but was disqualified and placed third for interference in the stretch. He then rebounded to finish third, beaten just a head in the grade one Bluegrass Stakes.
Later in his 3-year-old season, King Congie placed in both the Saranac (G3) and Kent Stakes. He retired in April 2012 after sustaining an ankle injury in a race, and is now enjoying life in upstate New York.
Terry on King Congie:
“King Congie was a wonderful way to remember longtime WPT employee Congie DeVito. He took his Partners on a fun ride. It’s very unfortunate his career was cut short, but we all have fond memories.”
TVG Feature on King Congie:
- Race record 11-2-1-3
- Earnings: $243,730
Tropical Park Derby
- Stakes placings:
Bluegrass Stakes (G1)
Saranac Stakes (G3)
Hallandale Beach Stakes