Animalistic has already thrown 3 big, attractive foals by a variety of stallions, and in Independence Hall she next gets a chance with one of the prettiest stallions in Kentucky.
She herself is a big, strong-bodied mare with plenty of substance, but perhaps a big on the plain/coarse side, and so far she has thrown similar types by the likes of leading Pennsylvania stallion Weigelia (a Danzig-line horse, and that foal is now a 3YO who is training very forwardly towards her debut in the coming weeks), our own Maryland-based stallion Force the Pass (a big, strapping, long-bodied horse by Speightstown), and Maximus Mischief (himself a huge stallion). By breeding her to the leggy, lengthy, and attractive Independence Hall, we’re hoping for a similarly large foal, but one with perhaps just a tad more refinement.
Of course, Independence Hall offers plenty of ability to go with his good looks: he was a brilliant and unbeaten 2YO who earned the top juvenile Beyer Speed Figure of his generation with a 101 in the G3 Nashua, which he won by a dozen lengths in his second start, setting a new stakes record. As a 3YO, he won the Jerome Stakes impressively despite a poor break, and placed in the G3 Sam F. Davis. He returned after a summer break to win a Del Mar allowance first time back, and as a 4YO he was 3rd in the G1 Pegasus behind Knicks Go, 3rd in the G2 Californian, 2nd in the G3 Lukas Classic, and won the G2 Fayette wire-to-wire over Code of Honor, earning a career-best Beyer of 105. Independence Hall is from the first crop of multiple G1 winner Constitution, a leading sire of his crop who now appears poised to ascend to the top of the overall stallion ranks off the back of his early success. Independence Hall comes from the successful female family of BC Sprint winner Desert Stormer and G1 winner Better Lucky.
In addition to an excellent physical matchup, this mating will result in line-breeding to the Blue Hen broodmare Weekend Surprise through her two classic-winning sons A.P. Indy and Summer Squall. And Constitution has already cross with Storm Bird-line mares (Animalistic being out of a daughter of Storm Bird’s son Summer Squall) to produce 4 Chilean G1Ws and the local G3W Venezuelan Hug.
All of which has us very much looking forward to seeing what the foal from this pairing looks like, and what it will be able to do on the racetrack!