Hit It A Bomb

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Flanders
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Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:38 pm

What happened to him? He hasn't raced since his win the the Breeders Cup last year.

Edit to add:
I see he hold entries to a number of races coming up. I just don't know if that means much.

17Jul16 3:45 (Early closer) at Curragh, Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes (Group 2)

11Aug16 7:25 (Early closer) at Leopardstown, Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stakes (Group 3)

17Aug16 2:30 (Early closer) at York, Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings)

17Aug16 5:35 (Early closer) at York, Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)

27Aug16 3:55 (Early closer) at Goodwood, Celebration Mile (Group 2)

10Sep16 5:40 (Early closer) at Leopardstown, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)
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Flanders
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:33 am

I asked on a couple other webpages. I got one response saying he had a setback in March but is back and ready to run and he may run next week.
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:05 am

I was also wondering where he'd been. Where and whenever, I hope his return to racing is a successful one.
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:55 pm

Calypso wrote:I was also wondering where he'd been. Where and whenever, I hope his return to racing is a successful one.
It has to be better than Coolmore's other big War Front colt Air Force Blue. What a disaster his 3yo season has been.
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Flanders
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
Calypso wrote:I was also wondering where he'd been. Where and whenever, I hope his return to racing is a successful one.
It has to be better than Coolmore's other big War Front colt Air Force Blue. What a disaster his 3yo season has been.
Yeah I've been wondering what happened to him. I mean I understand that sometimes a horse is super precocious at 2 and then other colts catch up and pass him. But it seems, in his case, that EVERYONE caught up and passed him. Pretty much the same thing happened to War Command a few years back, he was very good at two and then not good at 3.
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:14 pm

Is War Command the War Front who got sold off to Hong Kong and renamed Helene Super Star? (From what I can see watching racing from Sha Tin, Hong Kong owners don't seem fond of militaristic names, preferring ones with Happy, Joy, Luck, Gold and other 'auspicious' words. :P )
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:20 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is War Command the War Front who got sold off to Hong Kong and renamed Helene Super Star? (From what I can see watching racing from Sha Tin, Hong Kong owners don't seem fond of militaristic names, preferring ones with Happy, Joy, Luck, Gold and other 'auspicious' words. :P )
No, that was Lines of Battle. I'm fairly certain War Command is standing at Coolmore in Ireland.
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:31 pm

And with Hit It A Bomb's full sister winning at Royal Ascot this year, they're probably keeping their fingers crossed that he comes back just as good as last year!
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Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:04 pm

"No, that was Lines of Battle."

Of course. I knew that, but apparently I didn't have enough coffee this morning for all the brain cells to wake up. :P :lol:
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Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:14 am

Apparently he returns on Thursday in the G3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown.
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Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:02 pm

Flanders wrote:Apparently he returns on Thursday in the G3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown.
He was third.
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