Milly Bromac, a daughter of former Bromac Lodge mare Morad (In The Pocket sister to NZ Cup winner Changeover), was back in winning form at Redcliffe, Queensland, on Thursday, April 19.
A three-year-old by Art Official, Milly Bromac was notching her third Queensland win for trainer Stephen Bunz, in the aptly-sponsored Changeover Standing @ Burwood Stud 3YO Pace.
Changeover (1:53.4) was formerly the NZ 2006-07 3YO Pacer of the Year, and the 2008-09 NZ Older Pacer of the Year, winning 29 races and $2.24 million when prepared by Geoff Small.
His list of big race wins included the 2008 New Zealand Cup in a then NZ and race record of 3:56.4 (3200m), NZ & Northern Derbys, Taylor 4YO Mile, Sky City Flying Mile, Superstars 4YO Championship, 3YO Flying Stakes, Southern Supremacy 3YO Final, Rising Stars 3YO Championship, Harness Jewels 3 & 4YO Emeralds, PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Open Pace, a NSW Len Smith Mile and an Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO colts and geldings Final.
Milly Bromac, driven by Narissa McMullan, was aided by the ace draw at Redcliffe, leading throughout to win untested by 6.4 metres from Lara Bay with the $1.40 favourite Long Legs Lou third, after crossing to trail the winner.
Initially educated in NZ by Rangiora trainer, Andrew Stuart, Milly Bromac rated a comfortable 2:03 for the 1780m, slower than her career best 2:01.9.
This was her third Australian win, while she's also been three times placed, taking her earnings to $11,842.
Her dam Morad changed hands last month, being secured by Peter Grant.
Morad (1:58.4) is the dam of four to race, for three individual winners.
Milly Bromac is a half-sister to Mustang Bromac (2:00.4), a Bettor's Delight winner of three in West Australia, and Morcheeba Bromac (2:02.9), an Art Major mare, who has won once in Victoria.
West Melton trainer Alan Edge purchased Mia Bromac, a Betterthancheddar filly from Morad at the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Feburary for $4000. He has re-named her Mia Edge.
Morad, who won eight in the USA for $30,966, is also a half-sister to fast milers, Change Gear (1:52.8, Aust, 18 NZ & Aust. wins for $175,354) and Change Stride (1:51.6h, US, 23 wins in NZ, Aust & the USA for $283,471).
Her dam Chaangerr (p3, 1:58.7, six wins & $75,860), the 1994-95 NZ 4YO Pacing Mare of the Year, is a Vance Hanover sister to former superstar pacer and 1993 NZ Cup winner Chokin (1:56.2, 34 wins & $1.8 million).
Chaangerr is the dam of 10 individual winners, including six in 2:00.
The family has continued to shine in NZ in recent years with eight-win mare Bhutan (Falcon Seelster-Chaangeer) becoming the grand-dam of last year’s NZ Derby third place-getter Eamon Maguire (nine wins from 20 starts for $95,765) and race-timed in 1:52.2 when third at Winton in March.