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Published by in News · 17 January 2018

Cindy Bromac, who brought up the 76th win for her dam Classic Blue Jeans at Timaru on Wednesday, January 17, has a colt relative from an unraced half-sister in the NZ Yearling Sale next month.

Carlos Bromac, Lot 313 in Christchurch on February 14, is the third foal and first colt from Cha Cha Bromac (Art Major-Classic Blue Jeans).

Cha Cha Bromac is a half-sister to nine individual winners, and nine with sub 2:00 records, including Attorney General (1:48.4, US), formerly the fastest NZ-bred pacer and winner of 20 races for $434,952 lifetime.

She's also a half-sister to Cullen Bromac (1:55.1, 20 wins), Crown Bromac (1:54.1, 15 wins), Captain Bromac (1:57.8, 15 wins), Crown Counsel (TT, 1:58.1, one), Classic Art (TT, 1:55.1), Chay Bromac (1:59.2, three), Chiquita Bromac (1:58.7, five), Mink Stride (five) and Cindy Bromac (two), the latter rating 1:57.6 over 2000m in her Timaru win.

Crown Defender, an unraced Life Sign mare from Classic Blue Jeans, has also starred as the dam of four sub 1:58 winners, including the fast Australian pacers, Cruz Bromac (p3, 1:51.6, 12 wins) and Carter Bromac (p3, 1:52.4, 11 wins).

Cindy Bromac, a warm favourite for the rating 40-46 Laser Electrical Timaru Mobile Pace, led up for regular driver Ricky May and only had one within range from the home turn.

The Greg and Nina Hope-trained Cindy Bromac won as she liked by 2 1/4 lengths, quickening over her last 800m in 57.3s.

Cindy Bromac, good enough to contest the Harness Jewels Diamond at two, had been race-placed last season at three in a 1:55.3 rate (1700m) when the runner-up to Envious at Invercargill.

She continues the NZ legacy of her sire, former champion USA racehorse Somebeachsomewhere (p2, 1:49.6; p3, 1:46.8), who died in North America last week, aged 13.

Bromac Lodge proprietor Bob McArdle is breeding a close relative to Cindy Bromac.

He has Cha Cha Bromac in foal to Captaintreacherous (p3, 1:47.2), the $3.1 million winning son of Somebeachsomewhere.

Somebeachsomewhere had been battling ill-health since a cancerous tumour was discovered in his intestine a month before his death.

Racing in the mid-2000s, the son of Mach Three won 20 of his 21 starts and over $3.3 million for trainer Brent MacGrath.

He held eight world records when he retired.

Somebeachsomewhere retired to stud in 2009, standing at Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, and immediately left his mark, producing the freakish Captaintreacherous and Little Brown Jug winner, Limelight Beach, among 13 millionaires.

Somebeachsomewhere was available for a number of seasons via frozen semen Down Under, but only shuttled here once, in 2012.

He stood at Empire Stallions in Victoria and served 75 mares in New Zealand that term.

Among his New Zealand-born progeny are the top fillies/mares, Bonnie Joan (p3, 1:52.8, nine wins from 20 starts), Somejoy (1:55) and Opoutama (1:56.6).

The best of his Australian-born foals have been Waikiki Beach (1:50.6, 23 wins & $970,676); former Victoria and Queensland Derby winner, and also Breeders Crown 3YO Final winner in Menin Gate (1:54.3, 15 wins & $557,258); last year's Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Final winner Petacular (1:55.6, 19 wins & $454,083); last year's APG 2YO Fillies Final winner, Nostra Beach (p2, 1:53.5); and smart lightly-raced NZ winner Cable Beach (1:55.1, four wins from 14 starts).

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