Nevele R standing Tintin in America

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One of New Zealand’s fastest pacers, Tintin In America, is to stand at Nevele R Stud this coming breeding season.

The recently retired pacer forged an outstanding record over three seasons of racing, winning at Group One level at two, three and four years of age. The 6yo son of McArdle won five Group One races in total, including two Harness Jewels’ and an Australasian 3YO Breeders Crown Final.Tintin_Messenger_114846


His other Group One victories came in the NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Series Final and the NZ Messenger Championship. All up the former NZ 4YO Pacing Entire of the Year won 16 of his lifetime starts and earned $934,305 in stakes-money.

Tintin In America displayed devastating speed throughout his career, setting four NZ records – two of which still stand; those being the 2YO 1950m – 2:20.5 (MR 1:55.9) and the all-comers 2700m – 3:15.8 (MR 1:56.6).


His first Harness Jewels win as a 3yo also saw him establish a new national record for male pacers of 1:53.2. On another memorable occasion at Cambridge Raceway, early in his 4yo career, he amazed onlookers with a freakish performance off a 30m handicap, unleashing one of the fastest final 200m sectionals ever witnessed at the track to pick up his rivals in the blink of an eye and win going away.


Not surprisingly his trainer Geoff Small rated him as one of the fastest horses that he had ever trained.

Tintin In America ran a superb second as a 4yo to Monkey King in the 2010 Auckland Cup.

He finished his racing career with a flourish, winning at Group level in his last three starts; first defeating boom Aussie raider Bonavista Bay in the Group 1 NZ Messenger Championship, then taking out the Group 3 4YO Kumeu Stakes before ending his 4yo season, and ultimately his career, with victory in the Group 1 Harness Jewels Emerald.

Tintin In America was voted the North Island’s best male age-group pacer as a 2 and 3yo before being crowned the North Island Pacer of the Year as a 4yo in 2010.

Heis the first foal of the four-win In The Pocket mare Zenterfold, whose first three foals are all winners and include a former NZ 2yo record holder in Zenstar (p2, 1:55.8) and the Group 1 placed filly The Blue Lotus. This is also the same maternal family as talented open class pacer Zenad.

Nevele R Stud has indicated 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 and AU$2,475 incl GST.