Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Next Target for Hit It A Bomb

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Next Target for Hit It A Bomb

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According to reports, the unbeaten Ireland-based 2yo Hit It A Bomb–who scored an impressive victory in the seven-furlong Star Appeal Stakes at Dundalk earlier today–will make his next start in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) on October 31st at Keeneland.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien, who won the Juvenile Turf with Wrote in 2011 and George Vancouver in 2012, Hit It A Bomb broke his maiden sprinting seven furlongs at the Curragh on September 27th, winning by a neck against 21 rivals. In the Star Appeal Stakes, held over the all-weather track at Dundalk, Hit It A Bomb tracked the pace before taking command under jockey Joseph O’Brien and drawing off to win by 4 1/2 lengths in the respectable time of 1:24.05 seconds.

In an article on the Racing Post website, Aidan O’Brien noted that “[Hit It A Bomb is] a very nice horse. He learned a lot from the Curragh win but this was important for him to learn a bit too as he could go to Keeneland for the Breeders Cup Juvenile.”

“It was important to get another run into him. He has plenty of pace and around Keeneland you need a quick horse, so we’ll definitely have a look at it.”

Owned and bred by Mrs. E. M. Stockwell, Hit It A Bomb is a son of War Front out of the Sadler’s Well’s mare Liscanna.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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