Dual Harness Jewels Winner & Breeders Crown Champion as a 3YO
TINTIN IN AMERICA NZ was a dual Harness Jewels winner and Breeders Crown Champion as a three-year-old. The son of McArdle USA 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.
He 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 NZ also set a track record of 1:56.1 for 2240 metres winning the Group 1 Breeders Crown Final at Melton. At , TINTIN IN AMERICA NZ 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 colt 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 ($103,561), 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), 1 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.
From TINTIN IN AMERICA’s second crop he produced the current No. 1 racemare in the world SHARTIN 1:48.4 ($1.6 million), winner of the USA 4YO Mare of the Year award, 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) and BID FOR RED (1:54.4) were all members of TINTIN IN AMERICA’s third crop
All of the above were from a very small crop 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.