Tara Bromac, the first foal of former NZ Oaks and Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond place-getter Te Amo Bromac (1:55.8, seven wins & $147,402), was a star maiden trialist at Ashburton on Tuesday, January 22.
A $110,000 NZ Premier Yearling Sales buy, the daughter of champion sire Bettor’s Delight raced only once at two for West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety, finishing fifth.
Given time to mature, she shouldn’t be hard to place after winning Tuesday’s mobile 2400m trial in 3:01, coming off the trail to win by a length over the leaders last 800m in 55.7s, the final 400m in 27.4s.
Tara Bromac is owned by Thompson Bloodstock of Dunedin.
Principal owner Steve Thompson earlier had good success with Te Amo Bromac’s half-sister Tandias Bromac (1:53.7, Aust), also a NZ Harness Jewels Diamond place-getter, who went on to win 14 of 55 starts for $193,951, mostly in Australia.
Another half-sister in Tatijana Bromac (p3, 1:54.2, eight wins & $215,578), was also Harness Jewels Diamond placed and was the runner-up in four Group One events when racing for the Mark Purdon/Natalie Rasmussen stable.
Tatijana Bromac’s first foal, Mohs Em Down, won his fourth race start at Auckland last Friday.
Another half-sister in Tania Tandias is the dam of rising Queensland four-year-old star, Lincoln Road (1:54.5), who has won his last five on end.
Tara Bromac’s grand-dam Tandias Courage won 23 races (1:53.6, US, 23 wins) was the 2000 Australian 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year, while her sister Mother Courage (30 wins & $462,520) was the 1999 Australian 3YO Filly of the Year, and subsequently the co-2002 Australian Aged Pacing Mare of the Year.