Spendthrift Farm's Hit It A Bomb rerouted to South America
The son of War Front had been due to visit Australia
Spendthrift Farm has shelved plans to shuttle new recruit Hit It A Bomb to its Australian branch, with the son of War Front instead rerouting to Haras Firmamento in Argentina for the southern hemisphere covering season.
"We did not anticipate such strong late interest in shuttling Hit It A Bomb, and an unforeseen opportunity came about that was too good to turn down," said Spendthrift owner B Wayne Hughes. "It was a difficult business decision to send him to South America, and we regret any confusion this may cause.
"I want to make it clear that we will continue to be committed to bolstering our stallion operation at Spendthrift Australia. The first key to having mutual success for Spendthrift, the stallion, and the breeder is to make sure we are doing our job by having the right horses in the right places. I believe we will have a lot of the right horses coming to Spendthrift Australia in the future."
The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner's absence means the roster at Spendthrift Australia will now be comprised of Hampton Court, Jimmy Creed, Warrior's Reward, and latest recruit Swear, a Group 3-winning and Group 1-placed son of Redoute's Choice.
Hit It A Bomb is currently standing his first season at Spendthrift in Kentucky at a fee of $7,000. He will be joined at Haras Firmamento by Van Nistelrooy, Seattle Fitz, Cityscape, Equal Stripes and Sol Planet.