Weekly News - 8 January 2020




TINTIN IN AMERICA’s leading daughter Shartin was an almost unanimous choice for the 2019 Older Female Pacer of the Year award in North America.


The six-year-old earned a whopping $982,177 from 15 wins and three seconds in 189 starts and took a mile mark of 1:46.8 at The Meadowlands. Among her major successes were the $402,600 Pine Chip Matchmaker Series Final, $247,500 Roses Are Red, $183,500 Lady Liberty and the $179,550 Golden Girls.


TINTIN IN AMERICA was also represented by the Redcliffe winner Andrew Jay (his 7th win) and the Rangiora, New Zealand winner Claus (1:59.1).


MILLION DOLLAR CAM’s brilliant son Our Millionaire extended his current winning sequence to six with a decisive win in the Group 3 $30,000 Metropolitan Pace Final at Melton. Working to the front from the outside gate, the four-year-old entire carved out his last 800 in 55.4 and final 400 in 26.8 for an overall mile rating of 1:55.3 for 2240 metres.


Our Millionaire, who has won 10 of his 19 lifetime starts, was one of five winners bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud over the holiday period.


Other Yirribee bred winners were Weona Blaster (by CARIBBEAN BLASTER) at Temora, Levi Jimmy (by MILLION DOLLAR CAM) Launceston, Feeling The Love (Albury) and the trotter The Girls Gotflair (St Arnaud).


Yirribee Stud led in a treble at the Temora meeting on Saturday night with Cams Pearl (by MILLION DOLLAR CAM), Rollecks (by LOMBO POCKET WATCH) and Weona Blaster (by CARIBBEAN BLASTER).


By Peter Wharton

Weekly News - 16 December 2019




MILLION DOLLAR CAM’s star daughter Million Dollar Gem, who was bred and raised by Yirribee Pacing Stud, won her first race at Yonkers, New York last Thursday night (December 12).


Starting from the No 6 gate, the six-year-old mare led and dictated terms from the outset to win by three lengths in 1:55.8. The victory boosted her lifetime earnings to more than $US90,000.


Another daughter of MILLION DOLLAR CAM, Cams Pearl, notched her second win at Wagga on Saturday night (December 14), rating a career-best 1:58.3 over 1740 metres.


CARIBBEAN BLASTER was represented by another new winner in the three-year-old colt The Handsome One, who posted his maiden success at Canberra on Sunday night (December 15).


Meanwhile, LOMBO POCKET WATCH left a very impressive winner at Narrogin (WA) in Arie, who scored a runaway win in restricted company.


MILLION DOLLAR CAM, CARIBBEAN BLASTER and LOMBO POCKET WATCH are all members of the Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster for the 2019/20 season. The line-up also includes the Australasian greats LAZARUS and LENNYTHESHARK and the highly credentialled American stallions FEAR THE DRAGON and WARRAWEE NEEDY.


By Peter Wharton


16 October 2019



Talented Million Dollar Cam four-year-old Our Millionaire was the unanimous choice for Yirribee Pacing Stud’s Horse of the Month for October.


The entire effortlessly won the heat and final of the Alan Mance Group Series at Geelong and Melton including a 1:55.4 success in the final.


Our Millionaire was one of five winners bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud during the week. Other Yirribee-bred winners included Hard To Love (Young) and Taylors Mill (1:58.2, Bathurst).


Million Dollar Cam took the siring honours at Bathurst with a winning double with Taylors Mill and Kyle Shannon (1:59.2). He was also represented by the Marburg, Queensland winner Dollarbill (2:00).


Tintin In America’s bonny daughter Shartin NZ led and finished a brave second in 1:49.6 in the $US300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace at Woodbine Mohawk Park, Canada.  Shartin NZ took her stake earnings to beyond the $2 million mark!


American Colt NZ, a three-year-old Tintin In America, Jamaican Resort (1:59.8, by Caribbean Blaster) and The Clock Winder (1:59.5, by Lombo Pocket Watch) were other stud-sired winners for the week.


The Yirribee Pacing Stud sire roster for 2019/20 is headed up by Lazarus, Tintin In America, Lennytheshark, Fear The Dragon and Warrawee Needy.



The five-year-old Gods Spirit NZ is proving a splendid advertisement for the McArdle horse Tintin In America, a grand pacer himself and who now stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga.


Gods Spirit led throughout in 1:52.1 over the flying mile at Menangle on Saturday night with the last two quarters in 26.8 and 27.4. The gelding has won seven of his 16 starts to date and more than $60,000 in stakes.


Million Dollar Cam, whose stock are firing on all cylinders, left a winning double at Bathurst with Enk Spot Shannon, who has won three out of six this season, and a ‘new’ winner in the Yirribee Stud bred and raised Allegretto (1:58.7).


Isntthatright, a flour-year-old gelding by Million Dollar Cam, saluted for the fourth time at Wagga on Friday.


Million Dollar Cam has sired 88 winners for progeny earnings of $3.5 million, a creditable average of $26,000 per starter.


The brilliantly fast Warrawee Needy has made a flying start with his first crop of two-year-olds in Canada this year. From 55 foals, he has 17 starters and seven winners with four in 1:57 and five in 2:00.


Tintin In America, Million Dollar Cam and Warrawee Needy are joined by the incomparable Lazarus, Aussie champions Lennytheshark, Caribbean Blaster and Lombo Pocket Watch and the North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon at Yirribee Pacing Stud in the 2019/20 season.



Despite going down narrowly in the $US87,000 Allerage Farms Pace at The Red Mile, TINTIN IN AMERICA’s champion daughter Shartin NZ is still the richest and fastest female in North America this year.


She has a record of 1:46.8 and has earned $US848,177.  She boasts lifetime earnings of $US1,977,30.


TINTIN IN AMERICA was represented by a new winner in the four-year-old Onesmartfella, who notched his first success at only his second start at Invercargill, New Zealand.


The LOMBO POCKET WATCH gelding Montenero came from near last to post his fourth win at Cranbourne on Sunday night (October 6).



Former 2YO and 3YO of the Year Lombo Pocket Watch, who is part of the select Yirribee Pacing Stud roster, has made a solid start to the new season.


Lombo Pocket Watch sired a winning double at Wagga on Saturday night (September 7) with the Yirribee Stud owned Mighty Moke Lombo (1:56.2) and The Clock Winder. The champion grey was also represented by the runaway Yarra Valley victor Montenero (1:59.2) and the Cowra winner Watchoutnexttime.


​Million Dollar Cam, whose stock has been firing on all cylinders recently, took the siring honours at Bathurst with a winning double – Bill Shannon (1:58.6) and Enk Spot Shannon (1:58.9). He also left the Wagga winner Wongalea Charli.


​Hudsen and Mad Robber, a pair of pacers bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud, won on either side of the country last week. Hudsen made it seven out of 12 with his career-best 1:58 effort at Ballarat, while Mad Robber posted win No 14 at Gloucester Park on Friday (September 6).


​Lombo Pocket Watch and Million Dollar Cam will be joined by champion Australasian bred pacers Lazarus, Lennytheshark, Tintin In America and Caribbean Blaster and the brilliantly performed Americans Warrawee Needy and Fear The Dragon at Yirribee Pacing Stud in the 2019/20 stud season.



Yirribee Pacing Stud sire Tintin In America’s bonny daughter Shartin NZ cemented her position as the No 1 mare in North America when she led throughout in the $US137,000 Artiscape in 1:49.2 at Tioga Downs, New York.


It was her 13th win from 14 starts this year which includes eighth Stakes successes. She banked $US811,427 in 2019.


Former Canadian 2YO of the Year Warrawee Needy is leaving some smart youngsters in Canada this year. They include the filly Capistrano (1:53.8) and the gelding Noch Ten (1:55).

Million Dollar Cam, the Little Brown Jug champion, left two fast winners in NSW in the three-year-old Kyle Shannon (1:59.5, Bathurst) and Chubbs (1:57.2, Wagga).


Caribbean Blaster sired a ‘new’ three-year-old winner In Caribbean Rocket and has now left 16 individual three-year-old winners to date this season, while Lombo Pocket Watch’s son Mighty Moke Lombo won in a career-best 1:55.7 at Wagga.


A pair of Yirribee Pacing Stud bred winners for the week were the three-year-old Hudsen, who notched his sixth win from 11 starts at Ballarat, and the Tamworth winner For Me.


Tintin In America, Warrawee Needy, Million Dollar Cam, Caribbean Blaster and Lombo Pocket Watch are part of the powerful Yirribee Stud sire roster which also includes Lazarus, Lennytheshark and Fear The Dragon.



Shartin N (Tim Tetrick)  captured stakes victories to highlight the fabulous harness racing card at Tioga Downs on Sunday (August 18).

In the $137,000 Artiscape open are pace, Shartin N ($2.10) went to the front just before hitting the first quarter in :25.3. She would slow the pace down using a :29.0 second quarter to hit the half in :54.3. Seaswift Joy N (Brian Sears) went first over and put on the pressure as Shartin N led to three-quarters in 1:22.0.

Shartin N, who is trained by Jim King Jr. for owners Rich Poillucci, Jo-Anne Looney-King, and Tim Tetrick LLC., turned for home with a length lead. Seaswift Joy N made one late charge but Shartin N was too strong and won in 1:49.1. 

Shartin N is a 6-year-old mare by TIN TIN IN AMERICA.  It was her 13th win in 14 starts this season. She now has won 39 times in her career.



The Little Brown Jug winner Million Dollar Cam, who stands at Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga, sired winners in NSW and Queensland this week.


Leading the vanguard was the three-year-old filly Getaloadathisgirl, who captured a heat of the Evolution Series at Young.


Kiss Cam, who was bred by Yirribee, hoisted a new lifetime mark of 1:55.9 winning at Bathurst, and Dollarbill (1:57.4, Redcliffe) were other winners sired by Million Dollar Cam last week.


Million Dollar Cam has progeny earnings of $3.4-million to date at an average of $25,300 per starter.


Another Yirribee Stud bred winner at Young was the four-year-old All Good, who won his second race.


TINTIN IN AMERICA left winners on both sides of the Tasman in Gods Spirit NZ, an impressive end-to-end winner in 1:52.5 at Menangle, and Ella Jaccka, who notched her fourth win at Gore, New Zealand.

The results of racing along the eastern seaboard this week further cemented Yirribee Pacing Stud’s standing as one of the leading standardbred nurseries in the country.


The Wagga based stud bred no less than six winners for the week – three in NSW, two in Victoria and one in Queensland.


The haul included a winning double at Wagga with Million Dollar Gem (1:58.7, by MILLION DOLLAR CAM) and the three-year-old Nobbys Clock (1:57.6, by LOMBO POCKET WATCH).


Weona Luke (1:54, Menangle), Offthetopofmyhead (1:56.2, Albion Park), the three-year-old Hudsen (Cranbourne) and Racene (Mildura) were other winners bred by Yirribee Pacing Stud.


Besides Nobbys Clock, LOMBO POCKET WATCH also sired the 1:56.5 Bathurst winner Watchoutnexttime and a ‘new’ winner Ifbutzandmaybes (Hobart).


To complete another busy week, the CARIBBEAN BLASTER three-year-old Blaster Ranger posted win No. 7 at Wagga last Friday (August 9).


Tintin In America’s brilliant daughter Shartin hoisted a fresh world record for a female pacer on a mile track of 1:46.8 when she captured the $183,500 Lady Liberty at The Meadowlands on Saturday (August 3).


Sent to the top from the outset, the five-year-old carved out fractions of 26, 27.8, 27.2 and 25.8 in her historic mile.


She won by three lengths.


Shartin has won 12 of her 12 starts this year for $742,927 in stakes. Her lifetime tally stands at $1,872,280.


Tintin In America was also represented by the Echuca winner on Thursday night (August 2), Castafiore.


The YIrribee Pacing Stud bred youngster Chasing The Wind, the winner of the Group 2 NSW Breeders Challenge True Final at its first start, made it two for two at Bathurst on Wednesday (July 31), rating 1:57.9 over 1730 metres.


Yirribee landed a double at Leeton on Tuesday (July 30) with the Million Dollar Cam three-year-old Kyalla Playboy and the homebred four-year-old King Fisher. The latter won again at Wagga on Sunday (August 4) in a career-best 1:56.6.

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