06/01/2017 7:47AM

Hit It a Bomb to shuttle to Argentina

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Debra A. Roma
Hit It a Bomb wins the 2015 Breeders ' Cup Juvenile Turf.

Grade 1 winner Hit It a Bomb will shuttle to Haras Firmamento in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

The 4-year-old son of War Front is completing his debut season at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he stands for an advertised fee of $7,000. He will enter quarantine next month before being shipped to Argentina.

Hit It a Bomb was initially slated to stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Spendthrift’s Australian base, but the deal to redirect him to South America was announced earlier this month.

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Hit It a Bomb won three of seven starts over two seasons of racing for earnings of $626,476. Aidan O’Brien trained the colt for owner and breeder Evelyn Stockwell

He began his career in Ireland, winning his first two starts, including the Star Appeal Stakes at Dundalk. The colt wrapped up the season with a win in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland.

Hit It a Bomb returned to Ireland at 3 to place in the Group 2 Solonway Stakes and Group 3 Desmond Stakes, and finished his career with a start in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita.

Hit It a Bomb is out of the Irish Group 3-winning Sadler’s Wells mare Liscanna, whose three winners from four foals to race also includes the English Group 1-winning War Front filly Brave Anna. He is from the extended family of Group 3 winner The Bogberry.

“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 Spendthrift Farm general manaer Ned Toffey. “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.”

The Haras Firmamento roster also includes Van Nistlerooy and Seattle Fitz. Super Saver, winner of the 2010 Kentucky Derby and resident of WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., will also shuttle to the Argentina farm for the first time in 2017.