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Published by in News · 16 November 2018
Bob McArdle's Bromac Lodge legacy had a win at Addington on New Zealand Cup day 2018 with smart trotter Winterfell, one of eight winners on the 12-race programme for the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen stable.
Winterfell, who won the Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby in 1:58.9 (1609m) at Cambridge in June, notched his first 4YO win in the $24,000 Mitre 10 (NZ) Ltd Handicap Trot on Cup day.
He ran the 2600m, from a stand start, in a strong 3:15.9, with the leaders running their last 800m in 57.7s, to take his record to six wins from only 10 starts for $190,972 in stakes.
Winterfell, who continues the Game Of Thrones naming trail in latter years of Christchurch owner Trevor Casey, is a gelded son of Majestic Son and Una Bromac, by Live Or Die from Universal Kim.
A half-brother to Mr Casey's former top filly/mare Escapee (1:57.4, 11 wins from 39 starts & $272,783), Winterfell is also a half-brother to good Australian winner Needle (1:57.4, 13 wins from 32 starts for $84,794).
Dam Una Bromac is also the dam of last season's Australian 2YO trot winner, Caligula (2:01.4).
Una Bromac was a good trotter herself when co-raced by Mr Casey in Canterbury with Bruce Negus and associated trainers of the time in Craig Parsons and Todd Woodward.
Latterly, when raced by Mr Casey on his own account in the north, she scored a Group Two win in the 2005 Meadowset Graphics Challenge Stakes at Auckland when prepared by Leanne Edwards, defeating subsequent Dominion Handicap dead-heater, Martina H.
Una Bromac won eight and racked up 15 minor placings in 70 starts, earning $85,222.
She is pacing-bred, being a younger half-sister to fast Union Guy mare Ulrica Bromac (1:49.6, US), formerly NZ's fastest-bred female pacer.
A winner of 14 in NZ, Australia and North America, for earnings of $242,840, Ulrica Bromac has left a USA winner in Ave Ulrica (p2, 1:56.4; p4, 1:54.2; three wins & $30,556).
Universal Kim, the Holmes Hanover dam of Ulrica Bromac and Una Bromac, also left Ursula Bromac, an unraced sister to Una Bromac, the dam of Ushaka Bromac (1:59.3, 16 trot wins & $144,985), and three pacing winners, including Put Your Lights On (2:00, 11 wins from 23 starts for $35,570).

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