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Published by in News · 18 August 2018
Bromac Lodge broodmare Banshee (Christian Cullen-Tania Tandias, by Falcon Seelster-Tandias Courage) is now an unraced half-sister to three sub-1:58 performers, and a 2:00.6 2YO qualifier.
The 9YO mare is available for purchase from Bromac Lodge for $20,000, in foal to champion sire Bettor's Delight, of for just $8000 (plus GST) empty, after she foals.
The first Bettor's Delight foal from Banshee, herself the first foal from Tania Tandias, sold for $20,000.
Lincoln Road became the lastest sub 1:58 winner for Tania Tandias, with an explosive last-to-first win for trainer Ray Green, and driver, Zachary Butcher, at Cambridge on Thursday, August 16.
The 4YO son by Auckland Cup winner Sir Lincoln was taken back to last from his outside front-row draw and relaxed perfectly.
He stormed home to win by 1 1/4 lengths over Count Landeck in a fast 2:40.5 for the mobile 2200m, the leaders last 800m in 58.4s and final 400m in 28.8s.
Green says Lincoln Road has improved over the last two months and has become more versatile and is turning into a "nice, tractable racehorse."
Tania Tandias has firmly established herself as a quality broodmare, with third foal Zanibar Babe (by Rocknroll Hanover), taking a 1:56.9 record at three at Charlton in December, 2015.
She has won two, and been three times placed in 12 starts.
Her next foal, Lincoln Lady (by Somebeachsomewhere) qualified in a 2:00.6 rate (1700m) at Auckland at two, managed a fifth to Utmost Delight in an Alabar Sires Stakes 3YO Heat at Auckland and a fourth from seven starts, before being bred with Gold Ace last November.
The next two matings for Tania Tandias to Sir Lincoln have resulted in the above-mentioned Lincoln Road, and his year younger sister Lincoln's Girl, who won the last two of her four 2YO starts at Auckland last May-June.
Lincoln's Girl, also trained by Ray Green for Lincoln Farms Bloodstock, worked wide from the five gate to the front just over a lap out over 1700m and held in a quick 1:56.7.
She showed early talent by pacing her last 800m in 56.4s.
Lincoln's Girl repeated a week later over 2200m, this time from the inside of the second row.
After being buried three and four back on the inner, she switched six wide turning for home and put in a top winning run wide to score in 2:42.7 (1:59, mile rate), from Sly Eleanor and Hunter Bromac.
Banshee's grand-dam Tandias Courage was the 2000 Australian 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year, winning 23 races (10 Aust, 13 USA) pacing 1:53.6 in North America.
Tandias Courage is the dam of dam of three $100,000-plus winners, all Harness Jewels-placed, namely Tatijana Bromac (p3, 1:54.2 & $215,578), Tandias Bromac (1:53.7, 14 wins & $193,951) and NZ Oaks third placegetter, Te Amo Bromac (1:55.8, seven wins & $147,252).
The family continues to breed winners with Tallulah Bromac, a lightly-tried Artsplace mare from Tandias Courage, is also dam of New Zealand 3YO record-holder, Tennyson Bromac (1:55.7, mile rate, 2000m, four wins from 12 starts) and smart Australian winner, Turbo Bromac (1:59.4, 6 wins from 22 starts).
Tennyson Bromac, trained by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, was also race-timed last season at Addington in 1:53.5 (1950m) when fourth from the second row behind Alta Maestro, Spankem and All U Need Is Faith, in a NRM Sires Stakes Heat.
"Tennyson" went even a fraction quicker when an eye-catching sixth-equal from a horror outside second row barrier behind stablemate Chase Auckland in the Gr. 1 $156,400 NRM Sires Stakes Final at Addington on November 14, won in a record 1:52.2 rate for the 1950m.
This is also the family of tough Victorian mare Mother Courage (30 wins & $462,520), a sister to Tandias Courage, who was the 1999 Australian 3YO Filly of the Year and co 2002 Australian Aged Pacing Mare of the Year.
Further back the family traces to other Australian stand-outs in 2015 Inter Dominion champ Lennytheshark (1:49.2, 39 wins & $2.99 million), Classic Garry (19 wins, TT, 1:54.9 & ,550) and Provocative (TT, 1:53.8, Aust, 19 wins & ,662).

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