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 Jan. 16 at Mahoney Eden Manor Farm in New York.
Bred by Mahoney Eden Manor, Dark Horse Racing Stable, and Cutair Racing, the colt is out of the family of stakes winner Harbor Mist , stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Jaramar Rain , and multiple graded stakes-placed winner Imperial Council .
“He’s a very leggy, racy-looking colt, just what you imagine when you look at Independence Hall,” said Britt Wadsworth, co-owner of Mahoney Eden Manor. “If they come out looking as such, we’re all in good shape.”
Independence Hall, by Constitution , bred 202 mares in his initial book.
As a racehorse, Independence Hall won stakes at 2, 3, and 4 from 6 1/2 furlongs to nine furlongs and banked $881,500 for owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Robert and Kathleen Verratti, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, and WinStar Farm. His top performances included wins in the 2019 Nashua Stakes (G3), where he set a new stakes record of 1:34.66 at Aqueduct Racetrack, and in the 2021 Fayette Stakes. (G2) at Keeneland.
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 . His immediate family produced Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Desert Stormer and multiple grade 1 winner Better Lucky .