Titanium, the half-brother by Tin Tin In America to the race-placed Bromac Lodge broodmare Amaretto Bromac (Falcon Seelster-Arma Class), was a second-up winner in North America on Tuesday, July 24 (NZ time).
Formerly a three-race NZ winner for Leeston trainers, Terry and Glenis Chmiel, Titanium improved on a first-up second at Yonkers last week to win at the same venue this week.
Titanium, now racing for the Paul Blumenfield stable, settled third from the four gate for driver Brent Holland.
He went on to win the $13,000 pace by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.2 (10ths) for the mile on the half-mile track.
Titanium is the last of 10 individual winners from former NZ 2YO record holder Arma Class (Talk About Class-Armalight), a winner of three for the late Weedons trainer Jack Smolenski.
Her best winner has been Coopers Creek (1:52, US, 41 wins and $333,644), while her second winner Arma Antoninette left leaving former top WA filly Arma Xpress (1:56.5, 12 wins from 18 starts and $279,890), and another daughter in Arma Dominator has left top Australian winner Excel Stride (1:50.3, 28 wins and $769,494).
Amaretto Bromac (2:00.8, a mile rate qualifier), placed twice from only five starts for the Robert Dunn stable.
Already a proven broodmare, she is for sale from Bromac Lodge in foal to former top youngster and successful sire Courage Under Fire, for $7000 (plus GST).
Amaretto Bromac’s foal this year will be a brother or sister to Arma Courage (1:58.9, three wins from 21 starts), now the dam of race-placed two-year-old filly Arma Indie, who was race-timed in 1:55.2 when second to Princess Tiffany in the Gr. 1 $150,000 Harness Jewels 2YO Fillies Diamond at Cambridge on June 2.
Amaretto Bromac's first foal was Angel Bromac (1:56.9), a winner of four at two and three, and a luckless second in the 2016 WA Diamond Classic 2YO Final.
Her third foal, Phil Bromac (by Washington VC), sold for $60,000 at last year's NZ Premier Yearling Sale.
Amaretto Bromac’s grand-dam Armalight (1:55.4, 18 wins from 36 starts for $277,520), the 1982 NZ Harness Horse Of The Year, notched her biggest wins in the 1981 NZ Cup and 1983 Auckland Cup.
Armalight's dam Ar Miss was another top filly, scoring eight wins including a NZ Oaks and NZ Sapling Stakes. She was subsequently a NZ Broodmare of the Year.
This is also the family of Grand Circuit performer Ohoka Punter (1:52.4, 25 wins incl. 2013 Northern Derby, $1 million earner), top Queensland winner Majestic Mach (1:53.9, 35 wins & $976,397), former NZ 4YO Superstars Championship winner Bruzem (18 wins, 1:52.6, US & $178,925), Spankem (p2, 1:54, 5 2 and 3YO wins from 14 starts, $241,194), London Pride (1:51.6, US, 28 wins and $600,000), London Express (1:50.6, US, 32 wins and $350,000), and recent Canterbury winner, London Delight.