Bromac Lodge has bred another Group 1 star as Zeuss Bromac, a son of former smart Mach Three mare Zeta Bromac, takes out the $200,000 Breeders Crown Final for trainer Paul Fitzpatrick and driver Kerryn Manning.
Promising juvenile pacer First Class became the latest Bromac Lodge-bred Group winner at Wyndham on Saturday, March 14, with a professional victory in the Group Three $26,400 Southland Harness Awards NZ Kindergarten Stakes.
The juggernaut experienced by top NZ 3YO pacing filly Amazing Dream, and dam Christian Dreamer, the half-sister to former Bromac Lodge broodmare, Happy Dreamer (p3, 1:57.h, 8 USA wins & $44,872), hit new highs in late February.
None Bettor, the USA free-for-all relative of former Bromac Lodge broodmare Amaretto Bromac, opened his 2020 racing with a narrow but impressive win in a $30,000 preferred pace at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, on Sunday (NZ time).
Zeuss Bromac (3c Bettor's Delight-Zeta Bromac), from the last Bromac Lodge draft entered at the NZ Yearling Sales by the late Bromac Lodge founder Bob McArdle, became a 1:51.9 miler at three, first-up since August, at Menangle (NSW) on Tuesday, January 28.
Champion former NZ reinsman Dexter Dunn is the USA's leading money-winning driver through January, helped by the deeds of NZ-bred Franco Totem (7g Changeover-Treaty Franco), who won a $37,500 pace at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, last weekend, in 1:51.2 (fifths).