Callaway Bromac, a hardy 9YO McArdle gelding, co-bred by Bromac Lodge with John Green and his family of Auckland, racked up his 19th career win at Globe Derby Park, Adelaide, in South Australia on Saturday, December 16.
These days trained by owner Andrew Kearney, Callaway Bromac showed early gate speed then eased to three back on the markers before proving too strong in a $5000 claiming pace.
Callaway Bromac raced clear to win by 9.5 metres in a 1:57.5 rate for the 2230m.
This was his second win in his last three claiming race starts at Globe Derby.
The first of those on December 4 ended two years off the winning list for Callaway Bromac, who had previously won six of his last 13 starts in West Australia, including his last two at Kalgoorlie.
Callaway Bromac started his career strongly at Alexandra Park in 2011, winning his first two starts, then after 12 NZ starts, was sold to race in West Australia.
He's now won 19 and been 20 times placed in 95 lifetime starts, taking his earnings to $134,027. He has a best winning mile rate of 1:56.1, set at Gloucester Park over 1730m in November, 2014.
Callaway Bromac was the first foal from Pricilla Bromac (Live Or Die-Desinda).
Priscilla Bromac, one win and three placings from six starts, quickly made her mark as a broodmare, leaving full brother Cillas Boy (1:55, Aust, 14 wins & $87,680) second-up, with her third foal being the useful Mach Three filly, Pricillas Girl (1:58.3, seven wins & 15 placings from 39 starts for $86,340).
Darlene Bromac (TT, 1:59.5), a one-win Caprock half-sister to Pricilla Bromac, has also been a good producer, leaving big Australian winner Machtavish (1:52.9, 24 wins & $276,823), another fast Menangle winner in Gidup Spanish Red (1:52.4, 10 wins & $70,454), and Duomo Bromac (TT, 1:58.1), a one-win dam of good Victorian winner Conflict Of Interest (1:55.7, nine wins & $57,073), along with 2002 Reefton Cup winner Divot Bromac (five wins), when prepared by Colin and Julie De Filippi.
Deanne Bromac, a lightly-raced Live Or Die sister to Pricilla Bromac, is the dam of 1:52.4 USA winner Dollars Bromac and good Australian winner Donovan Bromac (1:56.2, 17 wins & $128,724).
Callaway Bromac's grand-dam Desinda (Sholty Imp-Desrain), was from Desrain, the Adover Rainbow dam of former stand-out four-year-old Abdias (1:55, 30 wins & $245,200), the former NZ mile record holder and 1992 NZ 4YO Pacer of the Year; and Linford Christie (1:59.7, six wins).
A generation back Desrain's dam Desmae (by Garrison Hanover) left four foals including Deslynne, the dam of smart pacers Zedechias (1:54.2, US; 29 wins & $166,799) and Zobdiash (1:56.2, US; 33 wins & $108,018).
Another from Deslynne in Desiblue became the dam of Bromac Lodge mare Pascale Bromac (1:57.1), a former NZ 2YO record holder, who won the Gr. 2 2003 Nevele R Stakes and finished a half-neck second to Dudinka's Star in the 2003 Gr.1 Great Northern Oaks.
Pascale Bromac, who won $96,193 from six wins and nine placings in 44 starts, has left the well-performed Pepe Bromac (1:54.3, 11 wins from 46 starts for $101,933) and Parfait Bromac, the Artsplace dam of smart Victorian winner, Pow Wow Bromac (1:55.9, four wins from 19 starts).
This is also the family of Dalton Bromac, who set a 2014 NZ record holder for 2200m of 2:36.1 at Alexandra Park and was exported to Canada after winning 11 of 19 NZ starts for $112,583, and traces to former champion mare and 1981 NZ Harness Horse of the Year, Delightful Lady (1:58.7, 47 wins & $476,250).