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Hit It a Bomb

Hit It a Bomb

WAR FRONT’S ONLY BREEDERS’ CUP-G1 CHAMPION

$5,000 S&N
War Front – Liscanna (Ire), by Sadler's Wells
2013, Bay, 16h | Entered Stud: 2017 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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2022 racing: Led by millionaire 3yo colt TIZ THE BOMB ($1,044,401), dominant winner of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) with a 94 Beyer, making him a top 5 points earner on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.

2021 racing: Second-crop 2yo colts led by multiple SW TIZ THE BOMB-G2 ($693,001), winner of Keeneland’s Bourbon S. (G2) & $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Mile S. after winning a MdSpWt at Ellis by 14 ¼ lengths; 2yo fillies led by G1 winner HIT EMERIT (ARG), winner of the G.P. Seleccion de Portrancas (ARG-G1) in Argentina.

Named a 2022 ‘VALUE SIRE’ by Bill Oppenheim – one of just 3 North American stallions he recommends under $10,000.

2020 racing: First-crop 2yo colts led by G1-placed WESTON-G2, winner of the Best Pal S. (G2) at Del Mar; 2yo fillies led by Santa Anita G2-placed Miss Costa Rica.

2020 sales: First 2yos sold up to $200,000, second-crop yearlings sold up to $330,000.

Won the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Keeneland from post 14 over a full field of top 2yos, becoming War Front’s only Breeders’ Cup champion to date.

At 2: A perfect 3-for-3 with wins on multiple surfaces – including firm turf, yielding turf, and all-weather, at three different tracks, and on two different continents.

At 3: Multiple Group-placed against world-class milers; Earned a 100 Beyer in his final start, overcoming a troubled trip to finish fast in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).

By WAR FRONT, out of the stakes-winning SADLER’S WELLS mare Liscanna (Ire) — Free of the Seattle Slew/A.P. Indy line, and free of Mr. Prospector the first four generations.

Full brother to G1 winner BRAVE ANNA, from a very active family.

Earned $626,821 lifetime — $599,967 as a 2yo.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 3 ( 2 ) 0 0 $599,967
3 4 0 0 2 ( 2 ) $26,509
Totals 7 3 0 2 $626,476

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland (G1, 8f, defeating Airoforce, Birchwood (IRE), Conquest Daddyo, Dressed in Hermes, Highland Sky, Manhattan Dan, Cymric, Hollywood Don, Shogun (IRE), Ray's The Bar (GB), Camelot Kitten, Azar, Sky Marshal)
  • Star Appeal S. at Dundalk (7f, all-weather, by 4 ½ lengths, defeating Siamsaiocht, Glass House, Madame Thunder, Tonkinese, Redstaroverchina)
  • A maiden race at the Curragh (7f, turf, defeating 21 others, including Agent of Chaos, Theodorico, etc.)

3rd at 3

  • Boomerang Solonway S. at Leopardstown (G2, 8f, to Awtaad, Custom Cut, defeating Sruthan, Flight Risk, Gordon Lord Byron, Tribal Beat)
  • Invesco Desmond S. at Leopardstown (G3, 8f, to Tribal Beat, Cougar Mountain, defeating Custom Cut, Captain Joy, Elleval, General Macarthur, Don't Bother Me)

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Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 4-5-15-4-0 (28) DI = 1.43 CD = 0.32

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Hit It A Bomb

Undefeated winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at two, Hit It a Bomb was officially rated one of the best two-year-olds of his crop in both the U.S. and Europe. He is by the international sire sensation, War Front, and is a brother to European Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Brave Anna. A grade one sire from his first year at stud, he has a serious 2022 Triple Crown prospect in his second crop.

War Front carries Moon Glitter, sister to the influential sire Relaunch, there are already three War Front line grade one winners, and ten stakes winners, with Relaunch in the dam. Hit It a Bomb has the 2021 Bourbon Stakes (G3) winner – among the winter favorites for the 2022 classics – out of mare by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway), who is by Relaunch son, Cee’s Tizzy, and graded winning two-year-old Hit it Dubai and stakes winner Hit Time out of mares by Relaunch son, Honour and Glory (sire of Put it Back). We can note that War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by Relaunch-line stallion Officer.

Hit It a Bomb is sire of the Best Pal Stakes (G2) winner Weston out of a mare by Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags) from the Dixieland Band branch of the Northern Dancer line. Hit It a Bomb himself is a result of the very successful cross of Danzig line stallions with mares by Northern Dancer son, Sadler’s Wells, and one might double that strain through El Prado, who is broodmare sire of a War Front graded winner, and sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. It could also pay to introduce Nureyev, a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells, and Hit It a Bomb has grade one winner Hit Emerit out of a mare by Nureyev son, Peintre Celebre.  From the same broodmare sire line, War Front has a stakes winner out of a mare Nureyev son, Theatrical, which suggests other Nureyev line horses such as Stravinsky, Unusual Heat, Atticus and Spinning World.

War Front has also done well with Northern Dancer through Nijinsky II with a graded winner out of a mare by Alydeed (by Shadeed), and stakes winners out of mares by Strawberry Road and Caerleon, which also suggests daughters of Royal Academy. War Front and sons are also beginning to develop an affinity for mares descending from Nijinsky II’s relative, Storm Bird, via Storm Cat, this cross providing 14 stakes winners. This includes a stakes winner by Hit It a Bomb out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (also sire of Aragorn – himself broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner – Not This Time, First Samurai, Eskendereya and Creative Cause), three stakes winners out of mares by Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief, Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby), as well as from mares by Tale of the Cat and his son Lion Heart (sire of Kantharos); Hennessy (sire of Henny Hughes and Johannesburg; grandsire of Scat Daddy); Storm Boot; and Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir).

Northern Dancer is a three-quarters relative to Icecapade, and from the Clever Trick branch of that line War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by Mazel Trick (by Phone Trick), and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Clever Trick, also encouraging mares by Intidab, Caller I.D. and Favorite Trick.

War Front and sons have enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the A.P. Indy line. Particularly effective has been the cross with daughters of Pulpit, which has produced at least nine stakes winners, and there are already three stakes winners one grade one, out of mares by Tapit (sire of Tapizar, Tapiture, Constitution and Trappe Shot), which suggests other Pulpit sons, such as Sky Mesa and Stroll. There are also War Front stakes winners out of mares by Flatter (a brother to Congrats), Malibu Moon and Old Trieste, which also suggests trying daughters of Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In) and Bernardini.

War Front has enjoyed considerable success when bred over mares from the Mr. Prospector line. Hit It a Bomb has graded winner Hit Tifon out of mare by Numerous, a Mr. Prospector son who gives inbreeding to the family of Hit It a Bomb’s maternal grandsire, Numerous. Out of mares from this line, War Front’s spectacular son, Omaha Beach, is out of a mare by Seeking the Gold (sire of Mutakddim. Petionville and Cape Town). His grade one-winning son The Factor is out of a mare by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair; grandsire of Formal Gold), and his grade one-winning daughter Avenge is out of a mare by the similarly-bred Woodman, War Front himself is out of a mare from the Fappiano branch through Rubiano, but he has been extremely good with mares from that line particularly through Unbridled, via Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister), Broken Vow, Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Liam’s Map, Cross Traffic, Rockport HarborFirst DefenceOld FashionedHalf Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar and Songandaprayer). It could also be worth considering mares from the Quiet American branch, including through Midnight Lute, and those descending from Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop; grandsire of Candy Ride).

The War Front cross with mares from the Forty Niner has been a grade one-producing one and has worked through Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed), Coronado’s Quest and Trippi, and can also be found through Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Banker’s Gold, Roar and Twining. Mares by Fusaichi Pegasus – a horse bred like Distorted Humor – have also met with success under War Front line stallions.

There is a War Front grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike, whose sons include Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel. There are graded stakes winners out of mares by Street Cry and his son Street Sense, with Street Boss being another source of that line. A son of War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, and a stakes winner out of mare by Five Star Day (also broodmare sire of Hit It a Bomb’s first crop graded performer, Costa Rica) which also suggests daughters of Pollard’s Vision or Cuvee.

There is a War Front stakes winner out of a mare by Gone West and Hit It a Bomb has stakes winner out of a mare by Raven’s Pass, who is by Gone West son, Elusive Quality (by Quality Road) as well as stakes winners from mares by that horse’s sons Speightstown (sire of Munnings) and Mr. Greeley, which would encourage trying mares by Grand Slam (sire of Limehouse) and Proud Citizen. There is also a stakes-winning and classic-placed performer out of a mare by Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid).

The cross of War Front and sons with Roberto line mares has proved to be a very profitable one. There are eight stakes winners, three grade one, out of mares by Arch, the sire of Blame. He is by Kris S. also sire of Brocco (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner), Kissin Kris, Prized and Rock Hard Ten. There are two grade one winners by War Front out of mares by Roberto son Red Ransom, and two stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Purim).

From the Blushing Groom line War Front has a champion out of a mare by Rahy and a grade two winner out of a mare by Housebuster (by Mt. Livermore, also the sire of Orientate), a champion out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Super Saver and Monarchos) and grade one winner out of a mare by Known Fact.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Hit It A Bomb

Undefeated winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at two, Hit It a Bomb was officially rated one of the best two-year-olds of his crop in both the U.S. and Europe. He is by the international sire sensation, War Front, and is a brother to European Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Brave Anna. A grade one sire from his first year at stud, he has a serious 2022 Triple Crown prospect in his second crop.

War Front carries Moon Glitter, sister to the influential sire Relaunch, there are already three War Front line grade one winners, and ten stakes winners, with Relaunch in the dam. Hit It a Bomb has the 2021 Bourbon Stakes (G3) winner – among the winter favorites for the 2022 classics – out of mare by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway), who is by Relaunch son, Cee’s Tizzy, and graded winning two-year-old Hit it Dubai and stakes winner Hit Time out of mares by Relaunch son, Honour and Glory (sire of Put it Back). We can note that War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by Relaunch-line stallion Officer.

Hit It a Bomb is sire of the Best Pal Stakes (G2) winner Weston out of a mare by Dixie Union (sire of Union Rags) from the Dixieland Band branch of the Northern Dancer line. Hit It a Bomb himself is a result of the very successful cross of Danzig line stallions with mares by Northern Dancer son, Sadler’s Wells, and one might double that strain through El Prado, who is broodmare sire of a War Front graded winner, and sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller. It could also pay to introduce Nureyev, a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells, and Hit It a Bomb has grade one winner Hit Emerit out of a mare by Nureyev son, Peintre Celebre.  From the same broodmare sire line, War Front has a stakes winner out of a mare Nureyev son, Theatrical, which suggests other Nureyev line horses such as Stravinsky, Unusual Heat, Atticus and Spinning World.

War Front has also done well with Northern Dancer through Nijinsky II with a graded winner out of a mare by Alydeed (by Shadeed), and stakes winners out of mares by Strawberry Road and Caerleon, which also suggests daughters of Royal Academy. War Front and sons are also beginning to develop an affinity for mares descending from Nijinsky II’s relative, Storm Bird, via Storm Cat, this cross providing 14 stakes winners. This includes a stakes winner by Hit It a Bomb out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (also sire of Aragorn – himself broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner – Not This Time, First Samurai, Eskendereya and Creative Cause), three stakes winners out of mares by Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief, Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby), as well as from mares by Tale of the Cat and his son Lion Heart (sire of Kantharos); Hennessy (sire of Henny Hughes and Johannesburg; grandsire of Scat Daddy); Storm Boot; and Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir).

Northern Dancer is a three-quarters relative to Icecapade, and from the Clever Trick branch of that line War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by Mazel Trick (by Phone Trick), and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Clever Trick, also encouraging mares by Intidab, Caller I.D. and Favorite Trick.

War Front and sons have enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the A.P. Indy line. Particularly effective has been the cross with daughters of Pulpit, which has produced at least nine stakes winners, and there are already three stakes winners one grade one, out of mares by Tapit (sire of Tapizar, Tapiture, Constitution and Trappe Shot), which suggests other Pulpit sons, such as Sky Mesa and Stroll. There are also War Front stakes winners out of mares by Flatter (a brother to Congrats), Malibu Moon and Old Trieste, which also suggests trying daughters of Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In) and Bernardini.

War Front has enjoyed considerable success when bred over mares from the Mr. Prospector line. Hit It a Bomb has graded winner Hit Tifon out of mare by Numerous, a Mr. Prospector son who gives inbreeding to the family of Hit It a Bomb’s maternal grandsire, Numerous. Out of mares from this line, War Front’s spectacular son, Omaha Beach, is out of a mare by Seeking the Gold (sire of Mutakddim. Petionville and Cape Town). His grade one-winning son The Factor is out of a mare by Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair; grandsire of Formal Gold), and his grade one-winning daughter Avenge is out of a mare by the similarly-bred Woodman, War Front himself is out of a mare from the Fappiano branch through Rubiano, but he has been extremely good with mares from that line particularly through Unbridled, via Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister), Broken Vow, Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Liam’s Map, Cross Traffic, Rockport HarborFirst DefenceOld FashionedHalf Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar and Songandaprayer). It could also be worth considering mares from the Quiet American branch, including through Midnight Lute, and those descending from Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop; grandsire of Candy Ride).

The War Front cross with mares from the Forty Niner has been a grade one-producing one and has worked through Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed), Coronado’s Quest and Trippi, and can also be found through Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Banker’s Gold, Roar and Twining. Mares by Fusaichi Pegasus – a horse bred like Distorted Humor – have also met with success under War Front line stallions.

There is a War Front grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike, whose sons include Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel. There are graded stakes winners out of mares by Street Cry and his son Street Sense, with Street Boss being another source of that line. A son of War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, and a stakes winner out of mare by Five Star Day (also broodmare sire of Hit It a Bomb’s first crop graded performer, Costa Rica) which also suggests daughters of Pollard’s Vision or Cuvee.

There is a War Front stakes winner out of a mare by Gone West and Hit It a Bomb has stakes winner out of a mare by Raven’s Pass, who is by Gone West son, Elusive Quality (by Quality Road) as well as stakes winners from mares by that horse’s sons Speightstown (sire of Munnings) and Mr. Greeley, which would encourage trying mares by Grand Slam (sire of Limehouse) and Proud Citizen. There is also a stakes-winning and classic-placed performer out of a mare by Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid).

The cross of War Front and sons with Roberto line mares has proved to be a very profitable one. There are eight stakes winners, three grade one, out of mares by Arch, the sire of Blame. He is by Kris S. also sire of Brocco (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner), Kissin Kris, Prized and Rock Hard Ten. There are two grade one winners by War Front out of mares by Roberto son Red Ransom, and two stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer (sire of Temple City, Point of Entry and Purim).

From the Blushing Groom line War Front has a champion out of a mare by Rahy and a grade two winner out of a mare by Housebuster (by Mt. Livermore, also the sire of Orientate), a champion out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Super Saver and Monarchos) and grade one winner out of a mare by Known Fact.

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Hit It A Bomb | 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1
Hit It A Bomb 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Hit It A Bomb 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Hit It A Bomb 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Hit It A Bomb 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Hit It A Bomb 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
Hit It A Bomb 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf G1 | Eclipse Sportswire Photo
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