Jilliby Macarena, the first foal from Jewel Bromac, an unraced Major In Art mare from Jillbo (1:53.8, US), was an Australian Pacing Gold Melbourne Autumn Sale Series heat winner at Geelong on Thursday, July 19.
A gelding by former track star Auckland Reactor (1:52.9), Jilliby Macarena pressed to the front from the six gate and scored decisively by 8 metres in a 1:59.5 rate for the 1609m.
This was his fourth start for trainer Margaret Lee and owners, the Levarg Racing Group, having previously picked up a second, a third and a seventh.
Jilliby Macarena, bred by Bromac Lodge, furthers the broodmare career of his grand-dam Jillbo, who won 27 races and $351,214, when competing firstly in NZ, then Australia, and latterly North America.
Jillbo, by Caprock from Fringant (Nero’s BB-Fabriani, by Garrison Hanover-Bright Highland), is the dam of five to race for five individual winners of 48 races for $388,441.
Her chief winner is the hardy NZ and Australian winner Jackaroo Bromac (1:52.4, 27 wins & $235,767), while her Group Three-winning daughter, Juliette Bromac (1:54.5, nine wins & $99,546), is to embark on a broodmare career after being sold during the Bromac Lodge dispersal sale.
Jillbo is also the dam of Bromac Jones (1:56.2, 8 wins & $28,078), McCracken (two wins) and J'adore Bromac the two-win dam of (Sir) Macador (1:57.7, five wins) and Majadore (1:59.2, three wins).
Jillbo's first foal, the unraced Aldebaran Bromac (by Falcon Seelster) is the dam of Aldebaran Macha (1:54.7, 17 wins & $133,262).
There are no surprises the family continues to leave smart winners.
Her great grand-dam Bright Highland was herself a top mare winning 10 races including the 1967 New Brighton Cup), while this is also the family of other notables in Preferred (five wins from 11 starts, 1983 NZ 3YO Filly of the Year), Quiet Touch (1:57.8, 10 wins from 21 starts), Final Offer (10 wins incl. 1988 Kaikoura Cup), and Millwood Touche (1:56, nine wins), the dam of Ohoka Texas (1:50.2, US. 21 wins & $300,000).