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Tintin In America colt Zee Dana went the fastest time ( last 800m in 55.3, splits in 27.6 and 27.7) and was sold for a super price ($71,000) at the Garrards 2yo Trialling Sale on Sunday at Menangle. Trialling sale format is similar to what we used to call “ready to run sales” in New Zealand, but are no longer held here.

Tintin In America x Zwish 2yo colt Zee Dana

Tintin In America x Zwish 2yo colt Zee Dana

Zee Dana is bred and owned by Dave Kennedy, who took a big punt on Tintin In America as a sire. And it looks to be paying off.

Trainer Greg Payne, who took a bunch of nice types over for the trialling sale, ¬†thought Zee Dana could have broken 54 for the 800m but the pacemaker horse couldn’t keep up and he switched off a bit. Zee Dana was bought by Michael Brenan from WA and Nathan Jack and Amanda Turnbull from Victoria. On his own website, Greg Payne described him as a beautifully balanced horse.

Dave Kennedy went over for the sale – congratulations Dave! Not just on the sale price (which of course comes down quite a bit by the time it reaches Dave’s hands!) but on the confidence you placed in Tintin In America. Dave was part of the syndicate that raced Tintin. Read more here.

Dave reports that the top sale on Sunday was a filly by Sportswriter. The results are not yet posted on line but hopefully will be soon.

Update: Check out the video 2014 Trialling Sale – a look at the sale on this website www.harnessmediacentre.com.au and see some interviews and trial runs, including Greg Payne and Zee Dana.

Thanks to Melanie Holmes in Australia for spotting Zee Dana’s performance – appreciate anyone out there sending me news of Tintin In America foals they have or that they see at the workouts etc.

As the breeder of Tintin, I’m enjoying following his progress as a sire.

Don’t worry, the blog is not turning into a Tintin In America fan page. Shortly I am posting up about one of the stunning broodmares of the past and her three daughters who have added so much to standardbred pedigrees around the world.

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