- A resounding 7 1/4-length winner of Keeneland's Fayette S. [G2] in gate-to-wire fashion at 4, earning a career-best 105 Beyer
- Undefeated juvenile: Crushed the field of the Nashua S. [G3] at Aqueduct, winning by a record 12 1/4 lengths and earning a 101 Beyer—the fastest Beyer of a 2-year-old that year
- Set a new stakes record in the Nashua S. [G3] of 1:34.66 for the one-turn mile, breaking the record previously set by Violence in 2012
- A going away 4-length winner of the Jerome S. in his 3-year-old debut
- Earned a 104 Beyer in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup [G1] in his 4-year-old debut, finishing 3rd to likely champion Knicks Go
- Stakes winner at 2, 3, and 4 from 6 1/2 furlongs to 9 furlongs on all track conditions to earn $874,000
- From the first-crop of superstar sire CONSTITUTION
- Out of the multiple stakes-producing mare KALAHARI CAT, dam of G3 winner BLACK ONYX, SW/G3-placed FRANCOIS, and G2-placed Quality Council
- From the immediate family of Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] winner DESERT STORMER and multiple G1 winner BETTER LUCKY
"Not sure there's a more attractive horse on the grounds than Independence Hall. Daylight scores in the Nashua and Fayette make it easy to believe he'll have every chance of carrying on in his father's footsteps."
- trainer Michael McCarthy
"Independence Hall is, hands down, one of the most impressive horses I’ve ever seen physically. His pedigree, his talent on the racetrack, and his imposing conformation make him a stallion prospect for every breeder in the game."
- bloodstock agent Jacob West
"We were very high on the horse. He created a good impression for a lot of people who came by the farm. He was a beautiful-moving horse. No matter who was there, when he galloped by, they would ask, ‘Who’s that?’ He got into a rhythm and repeated it and repeated it"
- Ciaran Dunne, pre-trainer
"It was a striking performance, which I believed required serious attention."
- Aaron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbreds after his maiden win
"I don’t think any other 2YO out there can kick like him. He seems special."
- jockey Jose Ortiz after the Nashua S. [G3]