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Constitution - Kalahari Cat, by Cape Town

Generational Success

  • A resounding 7 ¼-length winner of Keeneland’s Fayette S. (G2) in gate-to-wire fashion at 4, earning a career-best 105 Beyer
  • Undefeated juvenile: set a new stakes record in the Nashua S. (G3) of 1:34.66 at Aqueduct, winning by a record 12 ¼ lengths and earning a 101 Beyer—the fastest Beyer of a 2-year-old that year
  • Stakes winner at 23, and from 6 ½ furlongs to 9 furlongs on all track conditions to earn $881,500
  • From the immediate family of Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner DESERT STORMER and multiple G1 winner BETTER LUCKY

Independence Hall is open to cross with most of the strains that have worked under his sire. His second dam is a sister to the brilliant Breezy Story, a daughter of Storm Cat. This strain will be back in the 4th generation of his offspring, and we can note that Constitution is already sire of 10 BTWs out of Storm Cat line mares, 4 G1. Successful broodmare sires include Giant’s Causeway, his brother Freud and son, First Samurai; Bluegrass Cat; Scat Daddy; Stormin Fever; and Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief). Storm Cat is a Northern Dancer line horse, and from other branches of that line, Constitution has a GSW out of a mare by Dixie Union; a GSW out of a mare by Ghostzapper (by Awesome Again, from the Deputy Minister branch); and from the Sadler’s Wells branch, G1Ws out of mares by Galileo and Kitten’s Joy (by El Prado, also sire of Medaglia d’Oro). Looking at the Mr. Prospector line, Constitution has done very well with the Fappiano branch. He has GSWs out of mares by Empire Maker, and a BTW out of that horse’s son, Pioneerof the Nile, suggesting daughters of such as American Pharoah and Cairo Prince. There are also 3 BTWs out of mares by Unbridled Song, and a BTW out of a mare by Broken Vow. There are 2 BTWs out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector through Gone West, and a GSW out of a mare by Curlin, a son of Smart Strike. We can also note Constitution has already sired no less than 4 BTWs, including classic-winning standout Tiz The Law out of mares by Tiznow, a son of Relaunch. – Alan Porter

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 2 (1) 0 0 $127,500
3 5 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 $189,100
4 7 1 (1) 1 (1) 2 (2) $564,900
Totals 14 5 (3) 2 (2) 2 (2) $881,500
Won at 2
  • Nashua S. (G3) at Aqueduct (8f, D, by 12 1/4 lengths, defeating Meru, Chase Tracker, Famished, Ashaar, Liveyourbeastlife, Spycraft, Americanus. Lebda).
  • A maiden special weight at Parx (7f, D, career debut, by 4 3/4 lengths, defeating Get Set, Ny Traffic, Informative, Vanzzy, Blood Runner, Irish Riviera, Richie’s Edge, Invitation Only).
Won at 3
  • Jerome S. at Aqueduct (8f, D, by 4 lengths, defeating Prince of Pharoahs, Bourbon Bay, Celtic Striker, Polar Bear Pete, Dubai Bobby).
  • An allowance race at Del Mar (6.5f, D, defeating P R Radio Star, Pyron, Manhattan Up, Anyportinastorm, Sparky Ville, Grit and Curiosity, He’s the Reason).
2nd at 3
  • Sam F. Davis S. (G3) at Tampa Bay (8.5f, D, to Sole Volante, defeating Ajaweed, Tiz Rye Time, No Getting Over Me, Premier Star, Chapalu).
Won at 4
  • Fayette S. (G2) at Keeneland (9f, D, by 7 1/4 lengths, defeating Code of Honor, King Fury, Night Ops, Militarist, Manhattan Up, Major Fed, Fort Peck).
2nd at 4
  • Lukas Classic S. (G3) at Churchill (9f, D, to Knicks Go, defeating Shared Sense, Tacitus, Chess Chief, Sprawl).
3rd at 4
  • Pegasus World Cup S. (G1) at Gulfstream (9f, D, to Knicks Go, Jesus’ Team, defeating Sleepy Eyes Todd, Code of Honor, Coastal Defense, Kiss Today Goodbye, Last Judgment, Math Wizard, Tax, Mr Freeze, Harpers First Ride).
  • Californian S. (G2) at Santa Anita (9f, D, to Royal Ship (BRZ), Country Grammer, defeating Magic on Tap, Growth Engine).

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