While the loss of former champion racehorse Somebeachsomewhere in North America last week came much too early, there's every chance his fast son Sunshine Beach (p2, 1:52.2; p3, 1:47.8) can continue the legacy.
Bromac Lodge proprietor Bob McArdle has three lots by Sunshine Beach, a winner of $971,037 on the track, being offered at the NZ Premier Yearling Sale on February 14.
Sunshine Beach shuttles between North American and Australia. His oldest North American foals turned two on January 1.
Outside of $3.1 million winner, Captaintreacherous (p3, 1:47.2), Sunshine Beach is second greatest son to date by Somebeachsomewhere.
He was the first to beat Captaintreacherous in the ,000 Battle Of Brandywine, holding by a nose in a world record equalling 1:47.8 for the mile.
Sunshine Beach was also a close runner-up to Captaintreacherous in a 3YO Breeders Crown, after racing parked, and also third to Captaintreacherous in a Meadowlands Pace Final.
Those looking to get into a strong winning family need look no further than Lot 296 in Christchurch, with Anzac Bromac being a black filly by Sunshine Beach from Agnes Patron (Holmes Hanover-Anna Patron).
Anzac Bromac is a half-sister to the big-winning NSW pacer and two-time Group Two winner Aztec Bromac (1:52.3), winner of 16 races and $287,948 and was last year's Harness Breeders NSW 4YO Pacing Male of The Year.
Aztec Bromac was the star free-for-all perfomer in Queensland last month, taking out the Group Two Queensland Cup at Albion Park, beating local hero Avonnova in a 1:54.2 rate for the 2138m.
A week earlier, he also won the 2017 Christmas Cup, while he was earlier a Group Two winner of the Shirley Turnbull Memorial at Bathurst in a 1:55.4 rate over 2260m.
At three, he was a Victoria Derby Heat winner.
His dam Agnes Patron is the dam of four to race, all four having won in 1:58 or faster.
Her other smart winners include: Angus Bromac (1:54.3, eight wins & ,353), Avalon Bromac (1:56.1, 10 wins & ,028) and Ace Bromac (1:56.9, four WA wins from nine starts for $23,301).
Bromac Lodge is also offering two Sunshine Beach colts in the Christchurch sale, Lot 329: Corfu Bromac (from 1:52.6 US miler Congo Breeze); and Lot 233: Roulette Bromac (from 1:57.9 Australian winning filly Riverboat Rosie).
Corfu Bromac, from the first crop of a star 1:47.8 young pacer from a 1:52.6 mare descendant of a family of speed, should be hard to equal !.
Dam Congo Breeze (Holmes Hanover-Congo Girl) is the dam of two sub 2:00 fillies in Courage Bromac (p3, 1:57.4, nine wins & $57,350) and Chanelle Bromac (p2, 1:59, seven wins & $44,960).
Roulette Bromac, from Riverboat Rosie, is the first colt from a Queensland Oaks-winning dam.
Riverboat Rosie (Riverboat King-Jonty Rose, by Vance Hanover-Living Doll), who won 13 races and $96,766.
Her first foal, Bettor Buy A Rose, a filly by Bettor's Delight, was rewarded after a run of placings with a win at Thames grass meeting last Saturday.
Riverboat Rosie, a half-sister to Sharealike (1:56.2, 20 wins, including 18 in North America), is a grand-daughter of Living Doll (five wins), a top producing half-sister to 1969 NZ Free-For-All winner Chief Command (13 NZ wins), Indecision (12 wins) and former speedy NZ pacer Jack Ruler (five NZ wins from 12 starts, 1:58.2, US).
Living Doll left seven individual winners including former NZ Oaks third place-getter Looks The Part, the Nero's BB grand-dam of former Australasian Breeders Crown 4YO Mares Final winner, Lilac Stride (1:54.4, 17 wins & $276,140).
Nardin's Doll (Nardin's Byrd-Living Doll) became the dam of 1989 NZ Sapling Stakes winner Seafield Inca (11 NZ wins), Seafield Raider (13 wins & $130,673) and is the grand-dam of big USA winner Mister Mystic (1:52.4, US, 21 Australasian wins & 47 USA wins for over $400,000 lifetime).