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Hit It a Bomb shuttling to Argentina’s Haras Firmamento


Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A deal has been reached for Grade 1 winner Hit It a Bomb, War Front’s winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), to shuttle to Haras Firmamento in Argentina for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

“We are delighted to be able to form a relationship with Haras Firmamento, which is one of, if not the premier breeder in Argentina,” said Ned Toffey, general manager of Spendthrift, which stands Hit It a Bomb in North America. “The facilities and care there are second to none, and we think it’s a great fit for our promising young stallion, Hit It a Bomb, who deservedly has wide international appeal as an undefeated Grade 1-winning 2-year-old by War Front, and from an extremely classy and active racing family.”

On the racetrack, Hit It a Bomb became the lone Breeders’ Cup winner for international sire sensation War Front when he overcame a wide post to win the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Keeneland. The win capped off an undefeated season, which also included back-to-back victories to begin his career in Ireland.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the regally-bred bay retired with career earnings of $626,821 for owner and breeder Evelyn Stockwell. Out of the stakes-winning Sadler’s Wells mare Liscanna (Ire), Hit It a Bomb is a full sister to Group One winner Brave Anna, a leading 2-year-old filly last season in Europe and 2016 Cartier nominee for Champion Two-Year-Old Filly.

Hit It a Bomb is currently finishing up standing his first season at stud at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. Next month, he will enter quarantine before traveling to Haras Firmamento in Argentina.

Owned by Juan Carlos Bago, Haras Firmamento is located in the Sierra de los Padres area, just outside of Mar del Plata and off the South Atlantic coast. A perennial leading breeder in Argentina, the farm’s current roster of stallions includes such American imports as Van Nistelrooy, Seattle Fitz (Arg), and Cityscape.
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