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Tintin In America to stand at Nevele R Stud

11:05 PM 02 Aug 2011 NZST
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The Auckland Trotting Club Trot 2008 Syndicate has sold Tintin In America to stand at stud this season at Nevele R Stud. From a harness racing racing career spanning just three seasons (2, 3 & 4YO), Tintin In America was the winner of five Group 1 races, claiming Group 1 victories in each year of racing.

These wins included the NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Final, 3YO Harness Jewels Emerald, Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Colts And Geldings Final, NZ Messenger Championship, and the 4YO Harness Jewels Emerald.

Rated the fastest horse in Australasia of his time, he proved to be both a sprinter and a stayer of the highest quality, setting four New Zealand records during his three seasons of racing, two of which still stand today; those being the 2YO 1950m - 2:20.5 (MR 1:55.9) and the All-comers 2700m - 3:15.8 (MR 1:56.6).

The now 6-year-old son of McArdle was crowned the NZ 4YO Pacing Entire or Gelding of the Year, as well as the North Island 2YO and 3YO Pacer of the Year, and the 2010 North Island Pacer of the Year.

On winning his second Harness Jewels, he became just the third horse to become a "Dual Jewels Winner" and remains one of only four in the history of the series to do so.

One of his most spectacular wins came in an early 4YO race at Cambridge, when off a 30m handicap, after settling at the rear of the field, he unleashed an explosive burst to win going away in one of the fastest final 200m sectionals ever witnessed at Cambridge Raceway.

In the same year he produced a stunning performance to finish a very close second to Monkey King in the Group 1 2010 Auckland Cup, adding to his other Group 1 second placings in the NZ Derby and NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final, as well as a third placing in the Group 1 Welcome Stakes as a 2-year-old.

Tintin In America was forced into early retirement due to injury, but finished his racing career on a high note, winning his last three starts - all at Group level, recording victories in the Group 1 NZ Messenger Championship (NZ Record), the Group 3 Kumeu Stakes and the Group 1 4YO Harness Jewels Emerald ... what a way to bow out. After completing very good fertility tests, he will now embark on a stud career this season and will stand at the leading NZ Stud Farm, Nevele R Stud.

Career Record: 35 Starts - 16 Wins 7 Seconds 4 Thirds. Stake Earnings - $934,305.

Best NZ Mile Rates: 2YO - 1:55.9 3YO - 1:53.2 4YO - 1:54.1

For the record ...

GROUP & LISTED RACES:
Tintin In America 1st Gr 1 16.04.08 NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Open Final

st Gr 1 30.05. 09 3YO Harness Jewels Emerald

st Gr 1 23.08.09 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO C&G Final

st Gr 1 07.05.10 NZ Messenger Championship

st Gr 1 05.06.10 4YO Harness Jewels Emerald

nd Gr 1 11.11.08 NZ Sires Stks 3YO Final

nd Gr 1 03.04.09 NZ Derby

nd Gr 1 12.03.10 Auckland Cup

rd G1 11.04.08 NZ Welcome Stks

st Gr 2 15.01.10 4YO Futurity Stks Handicap

st Gr 3 15.05.10 Kumeu 4YO Stks

nd Listed 10.05.08 NZ Yearling Sales Series 2YO Open Final

rd G3 07.03.08 Cardigan Bay Stks

rd Listed 31.05.08 2YO Harness Jewels Emerald

NZ RECORDS
Tintin In America 2:20.5 (MR 1:55.9) 1950m 16.05.08 2YO

:53.2 (MR 1:53.2) 1609m 30.05.09 3YO

:53.2 (MR 1:53.2) 1609m 30.05.09 NZ Male Pacer

:15.8 (MR 1:56.6) 2700m 07.05.10 4YO & Older

AWARDS
Tintin In America 2008 NI 2YO Colt of the Year

intin In America 2009 NI 3YO Colt of the Year

intin In America 2010 NZ 4YO Pacing Entire or Gelding of the Year

intin In America 2010 NI Pacer of the Year

ACCOLADES
Tintin In America 2009 & 2010 A "Dual Jewels Winner".

Tintin In America has completed fertility tests with excellent results and will stand the 2011-12 season at a fee of $2,250 plus GST (AU$2,475 incl GST). He is included in Nevele R's fresh/chilled semen discount structure.

Tintin In America winning the New Zealand Messenger Championship:

Tintin In America's last start win in the Sky City 4yo Emerald at Cambridge Raceway on June 5, 2010:

 

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