Chester & Mary Broman

Chester, born in Pinelawn, N.Y., is owner, President and CEO of Clifford Broman & Son, Inc., a general contracting corporation in West Babylon, N.Y.
  • He’s on the Board of Directors for the Long Island Contractors Association and holds interests in several other Long Island general-contracting businesses. His family has always enjoyed riding horses and in the mid 1990s, the Bromans decided to get into racing. 
  • They purchased Chester Farms in Chestertown, N.Y., in 1995. The farm is 300 acres, with 100 acres of pasture. They have approximately 20 broodmares and approximately 20 horses in training. 
  • The Bromans’ biggest star, Friends Lake, won the 2004 Florida Derby (G1) before finishing 15th in the Kentucky Derby. 
  • The Bromans were honored as 2011 Breeders of the Year by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders. They had previously won the award in 2004 and 2005.