Independence Hall Sires First Reported Foal, a Colt

January 16, 2023

Independence Hall wins the G2 Hagyard Fayette (Coady Photography)

WinStar Farm Press Release

VERSAILLES, Ky.— WinStar Farm’s multiple Graded stakes winner Independence Hall sired his first reported foal when a colt out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Seascape was born at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at Mahoney Eden Manor Farm in New York. Bred by Mahoney Eden Manor, Dark Horse Racing Stable, and Cutair Racing, the colt hails from the family of stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Harbor Mist, stakes winner and Graded stakes-placed Jaramar Rain, and Graded stakes-placed Imperial Council.

“He’s a very leggy, racy-looking colt, just what you imagine when you look at Independence Hall,” said Britt Wadsworth. “If they come out looking as such, we’re all in good shape.”

Hailing from the first crop of Constitution, Independence Hall, who was bred to 202 mares in his initial book, was a stakes winner at two, three, and four from 6 ½ furlongs to nine furlongs over all track conditions, and banked $881,500 for owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert and Kathleen Verratti, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, and WinStar Farm.

Independence Hall proved a resounding 7 ¼-length winner of the 2021 Fayette S. (G2) at Keeneland, earning a career-best 105 Beyer Speed Figure in the sparkling gate-to-wire victory. As an undefeated 2-year-old, he was a romping 12 ¼-length winner of the 2019 Nashua S. (G3) where he set a new stakes record of 1:34.66 at Aqueduct while earning a 101 Beyer, the fastest figure by a juvenile that year, in just his second lifetime start.

Independence Hall is out of the multiple stakes-producing Cape Town mare Kalahari Cat, dam of Grade 3 winner Black Onyx, stakes winner and Graded stakes-placed Francois, and Grade 2-placed Quality Council. He hails from the immediate family of Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Desert Stormer and multiple Grade 1 winner Better Lucky.

For more information on Independence Hall, contact Liam O’Rourke, Olivia Desch, or Ben Hanley at (859) 873-1717.

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