Aztec Bromac’s lastest Australian win in Saturday’s $20,000 Christmas Cup at Albion Park, Brisbane, is yet another boost for the stocks of Bromac Lodge broodmare Agnes Patron (Holmes Hanover-Anna Patron).
Bromac Lodge is offering her yearling Sunshine Beach filly, Anzac Bromac (Lot 296) on the second day of the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch on February 14.
Race-placed Agnes Patron has been a revelation at stud, with her first four to race, all winners.
Aztec Bromac, a former Victoria Derby Heat winner at three, has been her flagship starter for trainer KerryAnn Turner and driver Robbie Morris.
Now six, the American Ideal gelding has a 1:52.3 (1609m) record and racked up 15 wins and 25 placings from 79 starts, earning $252,948 in stakes.
He won last season’s Group Two $53,000 Shirley Turnbull Memorial at Bathurst and won the Harness Breeders NSW 4YO colt or gelding Pacer of the Year Award.
Driver Robbie Morris found a good trailing spot on the outer for Aztec Bromac in Saturday’s Christmas Cup and the speedy sit-sprinter had the last say, winning by half a head over top Queensland free-legged pacer Avonova, in a 1:59.3 rate for the 2680m journey.
The leaders had the speed on over their last 800m in 55.4s and the closing 400m in 28.2s.
The other winners from Agnes Patron are Angus Bromac (1:54.3, eight wins & ,353), Avalon Bromac (1:56.1, 10 wins & ,028) and Ace Bromac (1:56.9, four WA wins from eight starts for $22,601).
Anna Patron (1:55, US), the Armbro Raven-Patroness grand-dam of Agnes Patron, was a hardy-winning mare. She won five in NZ and was the runner-up in a Southland Oaks, before continuing her career in North America, winning 29 races for $101,039 there.
Returning to NZ as a broodmare, the half-sister to top Southland performers, the 2001 NZ Oaks winner Shania Patron (1:56.4, eight wins) and No Return (1:58.1, nine wins), left five individual winners, including Albert Patron (1:53, US, 11 NZ wins), Andrew Patron (1:53.8, US), and Soky’s Patron (1:54.8, US).
Anna Patron also left the lightly-raced Angela Patron, dam of 2006 NZ Sapling Stakes winner Jackson Street (1:56.6, 16 wins & $150,126); NZ Oaks runner-up Angela’s Dream eight wins & $118,244, now dam of consistent northern mare, Moving Money, 1:59.3, two wins); Fifth Edition (1:56.3, 15 wins & $134,082), Angela’s Image (1:57.5, 10 wins & $74,017) and Brass Lantern (1:56.6, seven wins & $47,206).