The siring fortunes of the son of Art Major, Major In Art are following those of many sires before him in the harness racing industry.
Off to a slow start with his first crop as 2 year olds last year, Major In Art has steadily made progress with that first crop as 3 year olds.
From a small crop of just 32 live foals eligible to race in New Zealand, Major In Art has now left eight winners with a handful looking above average.
Major Sam 1:54.7 ($85,030) and Ultimate Major 1:58.2 ($38,460) both did well in New Zealand before carrying on the good work across the Tasman in Australia.
The pick of his New Zealand bred stock is undoubtedly Dalton Bromac.
The 3 year old gelding started his career under the care of the Butcher stable from Cambridge in the North Island.
After showing plenty of promise in his first three starts, Dalton Hill was purchased by Brendan Hill of Monkey King fame for a stable client and himself.
Since relocating to the South Island, Dalton Bromac has set the track watchers talking with displays of power and stamina.
Tonight at Addington was just further evidence if any was needed of what an emerging talent Dalton Bromac is.
Restrained off the gate early by driver Ricky May, Dalton Bromac was sent to the front after 400 meters of the 2600 meters mobile race and from there the race became a procession.
Challenged by the unbeaten Wesley Silcox from a lap out, Dalton Bromac simply put the pedal to the metal and cruised home an easy winner with Ricky May hardly moving in the cart.
It was Dalton Bromac's third win from just four starts since joining the Hill barn and easily his most impressive.
Dalton Bromac covered the 2600 meters mobile in 3.13.7, a mile rate of 1:59.8 with a last 800 meters in a brilliant 54.7 and 400 meters in 26.9 without being seriously asked.
Dalton Bromac is from the Holmes Hanover mare in Desiholmes which like most of the Butcher Horses traces back to the outstanding U Scott mare in Desiree.
It is a breed that has left the Butchers plenty of top liners in the last fifty years while Desiree is of course a full sister to Desilu who left Delightful Lady (47 wins)
With Dalton Bromac to fly the flag in Canterbury, Major In Art has a ready made star to promote his siring abilities in New Zealand.