TINTIN IN AMERICA (NZ)
McCARDLE (USA) x ZENTERFOLD (NZ) - IN THE POCKET (USA)
Service Fee - TBA
Dual Harness Jewels Winner & Breeders Crown Champion as a 3YO - Sire of SHARTIN
TINTIN IN AMERICA has sired five individual two-year old winners this season including Maomes (1:54.5, the winner of two of his three starts including an APG Gold bullion heat, and Teddy Disco, winner of a Redcliffe Yearling Sales Series heat and second in the QBred Breeders Classic
TINTIN IN AMERICA NZ was a dual Harness Jewels winner and Breeders Crown Champion as a three-year-old. The son of McArdle earned more than $900,000 on the racetrack, won five times at Group 1 level and established three New Zealand records from 1609 to 2700 metres.
From TINTIN IN AMERICA’s second crop he produced the world’s fastest ever racemare Shartin 1:46.8 ($2.2 million), the USA 4YO Mare of the Year in 2018 and USA Harness Horse of the Year in 2019, and the Victorian Country Clubs Championship winner Share The Road (1:55.6), while the super youngster Divine State, who set the harness racing world abuzz with his sensational first-up victory in 1:52.8 then followed it up with a 12 metre victory in the NSW Sapling Stakes in an Australian mile record 1:51.6, God’s Spirit (1:50.9), Titanium (1:51.6) Nimah Franco (1:54) and Bid For Red (1:54.4) were all members of TINTIN IN AMERICA’s third crop.
Tintin In America won the NZ Sires Stakes Championship as a two-year-old, while at 3 he took his record of 1:53.2 winning the $200,00 Harness Jewels, in which he defeated Sleepy Tripp, Stunin Cullen and Highview Tommy.
TINTIN IN AMERICA also set a track record of 1:56.1 for 2240 metres winning the Group 1 Breeders Crown Final at Melton. At 4, TINTIN IN AMERICA added another $519,355 from eight wins and three seconds in 13 starts and was subsequently voted NZ 4YO of the Year.
Among the many highlights of his four-year-old campaign were his successes in the $200,000 Harness Jewels in 1:54.1, $150,000 NZ Messenger in 1:56.6 and $50,000 Cambridge 4YO Futurity and his close second (beaten half a neck) to Monkey KIng in the $500,000 Auckland Cup.
TINTIN IN AMERICA’s first crop included the ill-fated Zee Dana (1:54.6, a world record for 2400m), who won six races before his untimely death. His wins included a heat of the NSW Derby, before finishing a close-up third to Our Waikiki Beach in the final.
Smart mare Dame Puissant (1:56.2), who has won 12 races and $115,309 and was placed in the WA Oaks, Just Wantano 1:54.6 ($110,083), the winner of the SA Kindergarten Stakes at 2 and a close fourth in the Vicbred final the same year, Aussie Vista (1:59.2), a 14-time winner and a placegetter in the QBred Triad 2YO Final, the WA Country Oaks winner Dior Mia More (1:53.2) and Tavewa Sunset (1:54.7) have been other winners from the first crop of TINTIN IN AMERICA.
Lady Jadore (1:57.1), a member of TINTIN IN AMERICA’s current two-year-old crop, has won three of her four starts including the WA Sales Classic and is rated one of the best her age and sex in WA.
All of the above were from a very small crops of mares bred.
TINTIN IN AMERICA’s dam, Zenterfold (1:56.2), was out of Now And Zen, by Chiola Hanover from the great producer Zenover, the dam of NZ 2YO of the Year Motoring Magic 1:57.5), Interchange and others.
Zenover was also the grand-dam of Elsu 1:53.6, ($2 million), Inter Dominion winner and sire of the winners of almost $14 million.