chester and mary broman

Despite Lack Of On-Track Success, New York-Bred Dusk to Dawn Has Changed Lives In Second Career

A shared love for horses between a father and his young daughter would bloom again years later when Heather Rio adopted Dusk to Dawn – a former competitor on the New York Racing Association (NYRA) circuit –  through the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in the summer of 2018. The New York-bred, who is now known […]

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Empire Classic Winner Mr. Buff Had ‘Plenty In Reserve,’ Will Target G1 Clark Next

Chester and Mary Broman’s 17.2 hands-tall Mr. Buff muscled his way to the lead and showed strength and determination to fend off the late charge of diminutive Dynamax Prime to capture Saturday’s $300,000 Empire Classic by a length on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Mr. Buff, under Junior Alvarado, commanded the lead in the […]

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Jose Ortiz Rides Four Winners On Belmont’s Empire Showcase Day

Jockey Jose Ortiz registered four victories while owner-breeders Chester and Mary Broman connected with three winners to lead the way on Saturday’s annual Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park, featuring eight stakes races worth $1.75 million. Jose Ortiz, who won an allowance event in the day’s opener with Southern King, recorded three stakes wins […]

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First-Crop Practical Joke Weanlings Headline Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale was held Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Offspring of young sires were popular, with seven of the top 10 weanlings sold sired by stallions whose first crops are weanlings or yearlings, and one by successful 2019 freshman sire Constitution. The sale’s top colt and filly were by […]

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Honor Roll Presented By Virginia Thoroughbred Association: New York-Bred Mr. Buff Racking Up Virginia-Sired Bonuses For Bromans

Four-time stakes winner Mr. Buff may have been foaled in New York, but over the past year the 5-year-old gelding has helped his owner/breeder Chester Broman earn over $140,000 in bonus money from the Virginia Thoroughbred Association. By Virginia-registered stallion Friend Or Foe, Mr. Buff is eligible for the Virginia-sired program. He earns a 25 […]

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Mr. Buff Takes On Veteran New York-Breds In Wednesday’s Evan Shipman

Chester and Mary Broman’s Mr. Buff dominated a state-bred stakes last out and will look to replicate that feat as part of a nine-horse field in the 38th running of the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-bred 3-year-olds and up on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course. Mr. Buff earned a triple-digit Beyer Speed Figure for […]

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Mr. Buff Geared Down Late In Saginaw, Could Try Whitney

Mr. Buff led at every point of call and got back to his winning ways with an in-hand triumph in Sunday afternoon’s $100,000 Saginaw, a 1 1/16-mile race for New York-breds 4-years old and up at Belmont Park. Chester and Mary Broman’s 5-year-old Friend Or Foe chestnut stumbled slightly coming out of the gate but […]

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Newly Minted Now A Stakes Winner In NYSS Park Avenue

Making her stakes debut in her second career start, Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Newly Minted bested a field of nine to win the $200,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes Park Avenue division for eligible New York-sired 3-year-old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as the 3-2 mutuel favorite […]

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Diversify, Bromans Among New York Annual Award Winners

Diversify, whose crowning achievement last season was a brilliant wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Racecourse, was the voters’ choice for the 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year. Chester and Mary Broman were named the state’s outstanding breeders for the third straight year and sixth time overall.  The […]

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Record Purchase Of $2-Million Chestertown Two Decades In The Making

Terry Finley had just put ink on the biggest sale ticket of his life, but if it made him nervous, it was hard to tell from the easy smile on his face as he leaned on a board and looked down the Sequel Bloodstock shedrow at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. grounds. Moments earlier, Finley’s […]

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