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Talented Tintin In America mare Nimah Franco’s won again at harness racing's Albion Park track last weekend. The six-year-old posted her seventh success at the Brisbane headquarters’ track this year and earned a new speed badge of 1:54 in the process. The win pushed her earnings over the $100,000 plateau. Other Tintin In America winners for the week have been Nerano, a winner in 1:59.1 at Addington, and Smooth Rye (1:59.3, Central Wheatbelt). World champion Warrawee Needy was represented by his 16th individual from his first crop when the three-year-old filly Ripponlea trounced her rivals at Dubbo. Another Warrawee Needy filly, Rusty El, made it three wins from only seven starts with a 1:58.5 effort at Wagga. Warrawee Needy boasts a 34 percent winners-to-foals strike with his initial crop in this country. Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam left winners in two countries this week. Kay Nora Shannon scored in a career-best 1:56.2 at Albion Park, Enk Spot Shannon captured a heat of the NSW Regional Championship at Bathurst, Whatta Conk won in 1:57.9 at Penrith, and the three-year-old filly Eippermill scored her maiden success by 17 metres at Young. While in North America, Justa Camilion won again in 2:00 flat at Freehold Raceway, New Jersey. The four-year-old Medieval Man continues to fly the flag for Renaissance Man in Western Australia. The gelding peeled off a flying 55 seconds final 800 metres on his way to his fifth success from 10 starts at Gloucester Park this year. Tintin In America, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam and Renaissance Man are members of the powerful sire roster at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW).   By Peter Wharton

Bonny Tintin In America mare Nimah Franco’s affinity with Albion Park continued last Saturday. The six-year-old came from last to notch her sixth success at the Brisbane headquarters’ track, rating 1:55.9 over 2138 metres. It was her 12th lifetime win. Tintin In America was also represented by the two-year-old Teddy Disco, who won on debut at Redcliffe, Smooth Rye, a runaway winner in a career-best 1:57.1 at Northam, and a ‘new’ winner at Cambridge Raceway, NZ in Tintoretto. World champion Warrawee Needy led in three winners in North America for the week in Needless To Say (1:54), Need Ur Opinion (1:57) and Deprived (1:57.6). Reigning NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam led in winners in both hemispheres with Dollarbill, a 1:56.6 winner at Marburg (Queensland), and Million Dollar Gem (1:56.4, Buffalo Raceway, New York), while the Renaissance Man gelding Medieval Man came off a 30 metre handicap to record his ninth success at Bunbury and send his stake earnings beyond the $50,000 mark. Tintin In America, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam and Renaissance Man all stand at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW).   By Peter Wharton

Harness racing's The Grogfather, a three-year-old gelding by world champion Warrawee Needy, and one of his first crop, continues to carry the flag for his sire in NSW. The gelding notched his third win from his last five starts and his sixth lifetime when he overcame a difficult barrier draw and a wide passage to win in a 1:55.8 rate at the Bathurst midweek meeting. Rockindownunder, a three-year-old filly, notched her third win at Penrith, while the Warrawee Needy pair, Needless To Say (1:54, Pocono Downs) and Farro’s Reign (1:57.2, Saratoga Raceway) both saluted in North America. NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam was represented by winners in Million Dollar Gem, a mare bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud and a double winner at Buffalo Raceway, New York in 1:57.4 and 1:58.2, and Bill Shannon, who posted his fifth success at Bathurst. Renaissance Man, who completed his first season at Yirribee last year, led in two winners in the West in Goodonya Mate, a winner in a career-best 1:56.6 at Bunbury, and Flywillowfly, one of two Stud-sired winners at Central Wheatbelt (WA). The other was Cavalry Call, a gelding by Tintin In America, who posted his 14th win and increased his bankroll to $95,000.   By Peter Wharton

Promising Tintin In America youngster Mahomes made it two harness racing wins from two starts when he led most of the way in an APG Bullion heat at Menangle on Tuesday (April 13). The gelding clocked a career-best 1:54.5 for the flying mile with the last 800 in 56.3 seconds. Watch the race replay click here! Warrawee Needy was represented by a ‘new’ two-year-old winner in Inspector Callahan, who rated a slick 1:56.4 at Wagga, as well as the three-year-old filly Rusty El, a winner in 1:58.4 at Wagga, and the North American winner Deprived (1:57.6). Other recent Tintin In America winners have been Wotdidusaaay, who won his eighth race at Melton, and Knockawarwon NZ, who notched his second win from four outings at Newcastle. Three-time NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam produced the North American winners Sure Please (1:56.8) and Milliondollardad (1:58.2) along with the Parkes (NSW) victor Deal Breaker. Renaissance Man continues to churn out the winners with the three-year-old Mister Ridgewell leading from end to end in a career-best 1:57.7 at the Gloucester Park midweek meeting and Trittrittbangbang notching win No. 7 at Cranbourne. Mister Ridgewell has won three of his five lifetime outings. The North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon had a colt sell at the inaugural Nutrien Equine Yearling Sale for $67,000. Tintin In America, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam, Renaissance Man and Fear The Dragon are members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster.   By Peter Wharton

World champion Warrawee Needy, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, was credited with his 14th individual winner from his first crop when the three-year-old Hurricane Hussler emerged successful at its second harness racing start at Maryborough recently. The Grogfather, another of Warrawee Needy’s initial crop, won twice at Bathurst in the space of a week, rating 1:54.1 and 1:55.6. Warrawee Needy boasts a 30 percent winner-to-foals strike rate with his first Australian stock. Tintin In America, the companion sire to Warrawee Needy at Yirribee, left winners in three different countries last week. Nimah Franco NZ scored her 10th win at Albion Park in 1:57.4, Onesmartfella won for the fourth time at Wyndham, New Zealand, while Kiwi Tintin NZ was successful at Saratoga Raceway, New York in 1:56.4. Renaissance Man, the latest addition to the Yirribee Stud sire roster, left winners in either side of the country. The smart Trittrittbangbang posted his sixth win and earned a new speed badge of 1:56.2 at Kilmore, while Addisyn notched her third success from her last four starts at Collie (WA). To round out another big week, Spirited, a daughter of thrice NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam, posted win No. 5 at Albury.     by Peter Wharton

Promising Tintin In America three-year-old gelding American Bullitt further underlined his potential with a smart come-from-behind win at Gloucester Park last Friday night (March 12). The gelding clocked a career-best 1:56.6 for 2130 metres, with the final 800 in 57.3. Watch the replay click here! Tintin In America was also represented by a winner at the Young Cup meeting on the same day in the four-year-old Boston Busker (1:58.5). The 2020 NSW Sire of the Year Million Dollar Cam led in five individual winners for the week including Getaloadathisgirl, who won twice at Redcliffe in 1:57.9 and 1:59.3. Other winners by Tintin In America have been Whatta Conk, a 1:57.8 winner at Penrith, Kay Nora Shannon (Redcliffe), Our Mista Kalle (Northam) and Atomic Million Am, a winner in 1:55 at Rideau Carleton Raceway, Canada. World champion Warrawee Needy also led in two winners in Canada in Noch Ten, who captured a leg of the Snowshoe Pacing Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:56.4, and Heresthatmanagain (2:00, Western Fair Raceway). Tintin In America, Million Dollar Cam and Warrawee Needy are all members of the sire roster at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW).   By Peter Wharton

The first crop of the North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon, whose frozen semen is available at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, were keenly sought by buyers at the Australian Pacing Gold Sydney sale. A colt out of Ivy’s Faith realised $62,500, while another colt from Very Chic sold for $50,000. Tintin In America, the sire of the world champion racemare Shartin, was represented by a filly out of Our Classical Art which made $90,000, the equal third highest price at the sale. On the racetrack, Tintin In America sired the ‘new’ Bathurst two-year-old winner Escape Artist (1:57.6) and the Albion Park winner Nimah Franco NZ (1:54.4). Renaissance Man, the latest addition to the Yirribee sire roster, led in a pair of winners in WA in Medieval Man (1:59.9) and Addisyn, who scored by an amazing 40 metres at Collie. Warrawee Needy was represented by the Dover Downs, Delaware winner Need Ur Opinion (1:54.4), while Time Keepa Lombo (by Lombo Pocket Watch) notched his 10th success at Albury. Million Dollar Cam, Yirribee Pacing Stud’s champion stallion, was named the NSW Sire of the Year for the third time. Last season his progeny amassed $888,000 in stake earnings with 81 starters and 50 winners.   By Peter Wharton

MILLION Dollar Cam has been once again crowned New South Wales Sire of the Year. The evergreen stallion has won the award twice previously and has plenty of breeding left in him according to Yirribee Pacing Stud co-founder Rod Woodhouse. “He has just had his best year this season for a while which is promising,” said Woodhouse. “He’s been standing at our stud for more than a decade now and while he is healthy and has the desire to breed he’ll keep going. “He is a lovely horse and does a great job. “He doesn’t get a lot of numbers but his average earnings per starter is around $30,000.” Million Dollar Cam was crowned 2017 and 2019 NSW Sire of the Year. Last season his progeny collected $888,563 in stakes with 81 starters and 50 winners. Award criteria: The NSW Sire of the Year is selected based on a Point Score. Stallion must have physically stood in NSW for the two previous seasons (Season of award and previous season). Stallion must have been made NSW Breeders Challenge eligible for the previous two seasons. Only progeny conceived whilst the Stallion Stood in NSW are eligible for inclusion. Progeny conceived with Frozen or Chilled Semen from NSW Registered Stallions standing outside of NSW is ineligible. The formula is as below: Top 10 Stallions are to be selected from the list based on progeny prizemoney earnings. There will be points awarded for total prizemoney, winners to starters and wins per winner. 10 points will be awarded to the leader of each category and subsequent points will be awarded as a ratio to that Stallion's result. All points are added together with the horse that accumulates the most points declared the winner. Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 33 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by a Board of Directors and is independent of Government. HRNSW CONTACT:  (02) 9722 6600  executive@hrnsw.com.au   HRNSW MEDIA | AMANDA RANDO

Talented Renaissance Man mare Fifty Five Reborn completed back-to-back Gloucester Park harness racing successes when she led from end to end on Friday night (February 12). It was her 10th win and increased her bankroll to almost $120,000. Another of the Renaissance Man progeny, Trittrittbangbang, was a very impressive winner at Warragul, blasting home in 56.8 to score by 10 metres. The Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam left winners in NSW and Queensland recently. They included Wongalea Charli, Movin Millions, Spirited and Kay Nora Shannon. Warrawee Needy, the world champion racehorse, was represented by three winners in North America in Need Ur Opinion (1:54), Needless To Say (1:55.8) and Deprived (1:56.6). On the sales front, Lennytheshark had three from his first crop sell at the Melbourne APG sale with a colt making $22,000 and a filly $21,000. Renaissance Man, Million Dollar Cam, Warrawee Needy and Lennytheshark are all members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster.   By Peter Wharton

The Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW), has made a spectacular start to the new year. He sired winners in three different States last week. Heading the vanguard was Our Mista Kalle, who won at Gloucester Park in 1:57, and Hawk Eye, who notched her first win at the Goulburn Cup meeting in 1:55.6. Other Million Dollar Cam winners were Movin Millions (Temora), who was bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud, Getaloadathisgirl (1:57.4, Redcliffe), Enk Spot Shannon (1:59.3, Bathurst) and the ‘new’ winner Deal Breaker (Leeton). Warrawee Needy, who has served over 110 mares this season, was represented by the runaway Bathurst winner The Grogfather (1:57.8) and, in North America, Need Ur Opinion, who scored in 1:54.2 at Dover Downs, Delaware. Tintin In America, the sire of the 2019 USA Horse of the Year Shartin, left the smart mare Nimah Franco NZ, who made it two for two this season with her 1:54.9 romp at Albion Park, and a ‘new’ winner Rintin (Tamworth).   By Peter Wharton

Jamieson Steele, who won his ninth race at Tabcorp Park Melton last Saturday and has now earned in excess of $100,000, is a six-year-old harness racing gelding expected to graduate far beyond his present rating. The Million Dollar Cam gelding came from a seemingly hopeless position on the home turn to mow down his rivals, tramping his last 800 in 54.7 seconds. The mile rate was 1:54 for 1720 metres. Jamieson Steele was one of six Million Dollar Cam winners over the holiday period. The Yirribee Pacing Stud sire produced a double at Redcliffe with Gina Tarantella, who posted her fifth success on end, and Getaloadathisgirl, together with the Globe Derby Park winner Alimonie, Spirited (Temora) and Isntthatright (Albury). Million Dollar Cam has sired 102 individual winners in Australia to date and progeny earnings of $4.5 million for an average of a creditable $30,300 per starter. Tintin In America, the sire of 2019 USA Horse of the Year Shartin, led in winners on both sides of the Tasman. Nimah Franco NZ, a six-year-old mare, led from end to end in 1:56.1 at Albion Park, while Jack Tar rated 1:58.4 winning his fourth race at Cambridge Raceway, New Zealand. Peter Wharton

The Yirribee Pacing Stud stallions Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam, Tintin In America and Renaissance Man have all been to the forefront in the holiday harness racing period. Warrawee Needy, the joint world record holder, left three-year-old winners in USA and Canada including Need Ur Opinion (1:54.4) and Need Arocket (1:58.6). The Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam was represented by the NSW winners Skedaddle Shannon (1:58.7) and Neville Shannon and the WA victors Our Mista Kalle (1:58.2) and Navajo Outawagga. Tintin In America, the sire of recently retired USA Horse of the Year Shartin, produced the impressive Westport, New Zealand grass track winner Terrier, while Renaissance Man left a 'new' two-year-old winner at Northam (WA) in Patrikiar (1:58.9). By Peter Wharton

The harness racing world champion Warrawee Needy, whose first Australian crop has made a big impact, was represented by his tenth individual two-year-old winner when the filly Amander emerged successful at Redcliffe recently. To watch the video replay click on this link Warrawee Needy, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW) and whose book is filling rapidly this season, also a three-year-old winner in Canada in High Flyin Jamie. Million Dollar Cam, Warrawee Needy's Little Brown Jug winning studmate, enjoyed great success in the final week of November. Heading the vanguard was the highly promising Jamieson Steele, who came from near last to win in a career-best 1:52.7 at Melton. The gelding has now won eight races and more than $90,000 in stakes. Gina Tarantella, who won twice in Queensland by a combined margin of 94 metres, the dual Bathurst victor Enk Spot Shannon and Chubbs (Leeton) were other recent winners sired by Million Dollar Cam. Renaissance Man, who is standing his first season at Yirribee Stud, sired two winners on the same night in the three-year-old Trittrittbangbang (Geelong) and Catch Me Cougar (Bunbury). To round out a big week, Tintin In America's son Onesmartfella notched his second success at Invercargill, New Zealand. Peter Wharton

The Yirribee Pacing Stud stallions enjoyed spectacular success both on and off the racetrack in the last fortnight. Tintin In America, the sire of reigning USA Horse of the Year Shartin, left winners in three different States headed up by the Albion Park winner Nimah Franco NZ (1:54.8) and the Gloucester Park victor Cavalry Call (1:57.8). The three-year-olds Boston Busker, a winner in a career-best 1:55.4 at Penrith, and Destiny Jane (1:59.4, Redcliffe) were other recent winners sired by Tintin In America. Ultra-consistent sire Million Dollar Cam produced six individual winners across USA, Canada and Australia. The list included Young Cambo, a runaway winner in 1:58.3 at the Blayney Cup meeting, Westernhouse (Bunbury), Seeknyoushallfind (Pinjarra) and the North American winners Its Only Rocknroll, who was bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud and won in 1:52.6 at Pocono Downs, Atomic Million Cam (1:55.6) and Justa Camilion (1:59.2). Warrawee Needy, the former world mile record holder, was represented by a winner at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the three-year-old Elroy Shiner (1:54). Fear The Dragon, whose frozen semen is available at Yirribee, left a couple of high priced yearlings at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Maryland. Twin B Slayer, a colt, fetched $125,000, while the filly Mayport Dragonfly was sold for $92,000. Fear The Dragon had four yearlings sell for an average price of $74,000.   By Peter Wharton

Talented Riverina youngster The Mountain is proving a fine advertisement for the world champion pacer Warrawee Needy, who is standing at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW). The gelding, who was bred by Yirribee, notched his fifth win from eight starts when he sat parked against older rivals at Albury recently. The Mountain is one of nine winners from 18 starters and 47 foals in Warrawee Needy’s first Australian crop. Destiny Jane, a three-year-old daughter of Tintin In America, a Yirribee studmate of Warrawee Needy, posted her maiden success in scintillating fashion at Albion Park. Leading from the outset, the filly won by 22 metres in a 1:57.9 rate over 1660 metres. Goodonya Mate, a three-year-old gelding by new Yirribee sire Renaissance Man, reeled off a flying 56.7 seconds last 800 to notch his second success at Pinjarra. Renaissance Man has been represented by nine individual winners from his second crop of 27 foals. Yirribee Stud’s Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam left winners in NSW and Canada last week. Young Cambo, who was bred by Yirribee, won for the sixth time at Parkes, while Arrived Late scored in 1:57.2 at Summerside Raceway, Prince Edward Island.     by Peter Wharton

The month of October 2020 is proving a red-letter one for Yirribee Pacing Stud's world champion sire Warrawee Needy with harness racing winners in USA, Canada and Australia. Talented two-year-old The Mountain, who was bred by Yirribee, is flying the flag for Warrawee Needy in Australia, posting his fourth success from only seven starts at West Wyalong. Warrawee Needy has sired nine individual two-year-old winners from his first Australian crop. In North America, Warrawee Needy led in four winners for the week headed up by the three-year-old Need Arocket, who won in 1:51.8 at Woodbine Mohawk Park, and Deprived (1:57.8). The Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam was represented by the NSW winners Tallaringa Harms (1:57, Newcastle) and Wongalea Charli (Temora) and the North American victors Q Rock (1:55.4) and Milliondollardad (1:57.). Million Dollar Cam has now left 98 individual winners in Australia and they have earned $4.3 million - an average of almost $30,000 per starter! Former Group 1 star Renaissance Man, who is standing his first season at Yirribee, continues to churn out the winners. The three-year-old Trittrittbangbang, one of his second crop and a smart winner at Cranbourne recently, is the ninth three-year-old winner sired by Renaissance Man this season from a crop of 27 foals. Besides The Mountain, Yirribee Pacing Stud also bred the Penrith winner Mach Angelo (1:57.2) and Tallaringa Harms (Newcastle). By Peter Wharton

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