Independence Hall

  • YOB: 2017
  • Sex: Colt
  • Sire: Constitution
  • Dam: Kalahari Cat
  • Dam Sire: Capetown
  • Owner: Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, & Kathleen & Robert Verratti
  • Trainer: Michael Trombetta

News for Independence Hall

Steve Davison and Randy Gullatt's Twin Creeks Farm will have heightened interest in Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Leading the charge in the 1 1/8-mile test offering 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points is Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law. Bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, Tiz the Law, listed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite, is one of three sons of Constitution entered in the Florida Derby along with Independence Hall, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct Racetrack co-owned by Twin Creeks Farm; and the highly-regarded Gouverneur Morris.

Independence Hall got acquainted with Gulfstream Park March 22 during a sharp half-mile breeze ahead of a scheduled start in the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28, and Tiz the Law put in his final breeze for the race with a five-furlong move at Palm Meadows Training Center.

"He went well. It was his first breeze after his race two weeks ago," Trombetta said. "It was just a little maintenance work, and he did well."

He will make his next start in the Feb. 8th Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs. Independence Hall has emerged as one of the top contenders for the 146th Kentucky Derby after winning his first three starts by a combined 21 lengths.

The undefeated son of Constitution made it three wins in as many tries by starting the new year with a handy four-length score in the $150,000 Jerome Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct Racetrack, using the Jan. 1 race to increase his combined margin of victory to 21 lengths.