Former well-performed Aussie Soho Lennon (1:51, US), another from the in-form family of Amazing Dream and former Bromac Lodge mate Happy Dreamer (p3, 1:57.h, 8 USA wins & $44,872), rounded off the USA year in style at Freehold Raceway, New York, on December 21.
Soho Lennon led from the ace for driver Jim Marohn jun in a $10,500 pace, holding by two and a half lengths in 1:54.4 (fifths) for his sixths win in 27 starts for the year.
The nine-year-old Mach Three-Dream Royale gelding was also eight times placed in 2019, just topping the $100,000 in earnings for the year.
Trained by Doug Dilloiain jun, Soho Lennon has career earnings of just over $560,000, from 39 career wins in 148 starts.
During his earlier West Australia racing, he was a Group Two winner of the 2015 $50,000 NIghts Of Thunder at Gloucester Park, and runner-up in a couple of Listed Classics.
He's one of three useful Aust-bred winners from big-winning mare Dream Royale (1:53.6 US, 22 wins & $1455,068), the Beach Towel-Dreamy Atom dam of other useful pacers in Slice Of Paradise (1:56.9) and Rocknroll Dude (1:57, five wins).
Grand-dam Dreamy Atom, the Soky's Atom-Lumber Lie dam of 2005 NZ 2YO & 2006 3YO NZ Pacing Filly of the Year. Western Dream (p2, 1:58.5; p3, 1:56.3, 14 wins from 27 starts & $336,361), and former Bromac Lodge mare Happy Dreamer, is the dam of seven individual winners.
She’s also left former WA Derby third place-getter Tisadream (1:50f, US, 16 wins & $146,296), Dream Royale (1:53.6, US, 22 wins & $145,067), Presidential Dream (1:53.2, US, 4 wins), and Watch The Dream (1:56.6, 4 wins & $31,847).
Dreamy Atom daughters to have already bred on well include Western Dream herself by leaving five individual winners including the 2011 Addington PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace winner, Western Dream (1:55.6, 19 wins & $447,536), and Cullen Time (1:58.4, 3 wins).
Exotic Stride, a one-win sister to Western Dream (Badlands Hanover-Dreamy Atom), has left Real Stride (1:51.9, 15 wins & $147,720) and Bullet Stride (p2, 1:54.7, seven wins & $54,075).
Dreamy Lover, an Artiscape mare who placed four times but failed to win in 19 starts, has left a useful Bettor's Delight winner in Western Delight (1:51.2, US, 3 NZ wins).
The family has been in the limelight in NZ in recent months though the impeccable form of the Allstars-trained 3YO filly Amazing Dream, a daughter of champion sire Bettor's Delight and Christian Dreamer, a Christian Cullen-Dreamy Atom mare, who qualified for breeders, Vin and Daphne Devery, but never raced.
Christian Dreamer is a half-sister to Happy Dreamer, the Son Of Afella grand-dam of fast NSW pacer, Heza Bromac (p3, 1:51.4, 11 wins & $83,028), by Rob Roy Mattgregor.
Amazing Dream, a sister by Bettor's Delight to 2015 NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year (Lets) Chase The Dream (1:49.9, Aust, 20 wins & $560,036), brought up her seventh win from 14 starts in the Group One Peter Breckon Memorial Caduceus Club Stakes at Auckland on December 14.
She's also been three times second and three times third, already earning $291,602 for Australian owner, Jean Feiss, and has a fastest winning mile rate of 1:54.9 over 1980m at Addington.