War Front sire Hit It a Bomb has retired and will spend his 2017 season standing at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm as part of their “Share the Upside” program. His “Share the Upside” fee will be $8,500.
Hit It a Bomb won his second career race last year in dominating fashion by finishing 4 1/2 lengths ahead of the field. In his third start he won the Breeders’ Cup $1 million Juvenile Turf (gr. I) and did so from post position 14. He was undefeated in his two-year-old campaign and earned almost $600,000.
Year three was not as successful for Hit It a Bomb, placing in the Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stakes and the Clipper Logisitics Boomerang Solonway Stakes. A rough start led to a mid-pack finish in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT). In six career starts he was 2-0-2 and earned just over $626,000.
“It has been a priority of ours to be able to offer breeders a top son of War Front through our ‘Share the Upside’ program,” said Spendthrift Farm General Manager Ned Toffey. “In Hit It a Bomb we believe we’ve found that horse. He was an undefeated grade I winner at 2, with an electrifying turn of foot that he showed when winning the Breeders’ Cup.
“Hit It a Bomb’s full sister, also a group I winner, is arguably the best 2-year-old filly in Europe this year, so the family is loaded with talent. This is a great opportunity for breeders to earn a lifetime breeding right in one of the most promising sons of War Front you will find at stud.”