Sunline ScholarshipScholarshipNew Zealand BloodstockBreeders' BulletinCambridge StudBelardoRich HillCovid-19Haunui FarmWaikato StudIrish National StudCheveley Park StudGavelhouse PlusPearl SeriesBreeders BulletinBrighthill FarmCoolmoreBruce SladeLittle Avondale StudRITATaylor MadeWindsor Park StudBruce's BlogBulletinMapperley StudMatt's BlogMatthew ScownNovara ParkTrelawney StudWeanling SaleAlmanzorIffraajJamie RichardsMatt ScownNational Breeding AwardsOcean ParkRobert DennisThe Oaks StudBevan SmithDavid Morris BlogFirst Crop Sire FocusHighden ParkNZTRSavabeelTavistockWentwood GrangeWestbury StudWhite Robe Lodge2020 New SiresBevan's BlogEminentHolly RossHolly's BlogJamie's BlogKiwi BredLance Forbes BlogMelody BelleNZB Pearl SeriesPer IncantoRaise The FlagRobert's BlogSatono AladdinValachi DownsWellfield LodgeBenji KingBenji's BlogCameron Ring BlogCurraghmoreDanielle Southey BlogGavelhouseHannah AireyHannah MeeKeith and Faith Taylor Equine ScholarshipNathan TrumperNZB South Island SaleSouth Island SaleSweynesseTime TestWelfareCharm SpiritContributerDylan TreweekDylan's BlogEmbellishGordon CunninghamGrangewilliam StudHannah's BlogHello YoumzainInglewood StudKoldingLaura McNabMarie LeicesterReliable ManSam BergersonVadamosVespaWroteWyndspelleAce HighAide MemoireBagalolliesBeyond the BarriersCameron RingChris LuoniCoronavirusDalgharDarci BrahmaDavid ArcherEtah JamesHall of FameJon SnowLance ForbesMilan ParkNewmarketNZ Racing Hall of FameNZB InsuranceOcean EmperorPolly GreyPrefermentRichard WrightRoad to RockSacred FallsShamexpressShockingShowcasingSir Patrick HoganStaphanosSuper SethTurn Me LooseVanbrughWaikato Stallion WeekendWeigh InYearling SalesAlamosaAtlanteAuckland Breeder AwardsAvantageBeauty GenerationBLOODSTOCK TAXATIONBradbury ParkBreeding AwardsCatalystCEO BlogChief Executive's BlogCoolmore IrelandDean McKenzieDennis BrothersExplosive BreedingFalkirkFasttrack Breeders ProfileFoster FoalFrankelGerry HarveyGingernutsHealthy RiversHighviewIgraineJakkalberryJennifer EcclesJoan EganJohnny Get AngryJomara BloodstockKaraka 2021Karaka MillionLion's RoarLisa LattaLloyd MonehanMare ReturnsMark ChittyMark LuptonMembershipNearco StudNick KingNZTBA Waikato BranchOcean BillyOceanexOff The Track ThoroughbredsPattern CommitteePear Tree FarmPinsRacing Industry BillRangitikei Gold CupReady To Run SaleRibchesterRoaring LionRock 'n' PopRyan StaceyShannon TaylorSneaking To WinStallion paradeStallion parade 2019Surprise BabyTarzinoTe AkauTe Aroha Breeders DayTen SovereignsThe Chosen OneTheileria equiTivaciTofaneToffee TongueTony PikeTony RiderUnusual SuspectVerry ElleegantWaikato BranchWar DecreeWarren PeggWeanling WalkWillie and Karen CalderWinston PetersYearnZed2015/16 Handicaps2017 Waikato Stallion Parade2020 Service fees2021 NZB Weanling Sale30 Day Foal NotificationAblazeACC ForumACC LEVIESAdvantageAegonAerovelocityAl Basti EquiworldAlan GrovesAlan WindleAllan SharrockAllureAlphastarAmazing StarAncient SpiritAndrew SeabrookAndrew StewartAnne-Marie KingAnother DollarArrivederciArthur AvisAternatinAuckland Stallion ParadeAuckland Stallion Parade 2017Auret FamilyAvonalloAzamourBaggy GreenBansha House StablesBarbara PerryBattle of the BreedsBelle familyBernard SaundryBessBig MikeBlandford LodgeBohemian BluesBonnevalBonniegirlBonny LassBostonianBoticaBRANCH CAPITATIONBred To WinBreeder of The YearBreeder Of The Year 2016Breeder ProfileBreeders Bulletin Winter 2016Breeders' Bulletin Summer 2016/17Breeders' StakesBrent and Cherry TaylorBrian CollinsBright AbyssBroodmare Of The Year 2016Broodmare of the year 2020Bruce HarveyBruce PerryBryerley ParkBuckinghamBurgundyCallsign MavCancer SocietyCareers DayCarol MarshallCathay PacificCatWalkCelia CrawshawCharles RobertsCharmontCherry TaylorCheveley ParkChiantiChocanteChris GraceChristopher GraceClearview ParkClimate changeClyde BuckinghamColdplayComplacentCoolmore AmericaCouleeCount ZeroCountofmontecristoCovCoventinaCrosshavenCylinder BeachDan MyersDaniel NakhleDanny RolstonDavid EllisDavid GreeneDavid MillerDavid MorrisDavid WalshDawn PatrolDe GruchyDeloitte ReportDerrynDezDijon BleuDivine ProphetDolcettoDon GoodwinDormello StudDr Frances PeatDunstan FeedsDunstan Feeds Stayers ChampionshipDunstan Feeds Under The RadarDunstan Horse FeedsDylan JohnsonEducationElusive BoxersEmblemEmma EvansEnglandEnvironmentEpisode OneEquibreed Seminar 28th AugustEquifibreEquine Property OwnersEvent StarsExplosive JackExportsFabulousFanaticFarriersFasig-TiptonFastrack Breeder ProfileFasttrackFerlaxFerrandoFiona BassettFirst Season Sire ReviewFive to MidnightFlemmington FarmFlying MontyFlyingflynnFoal NZFoalsFormidableFoxbridgeFrank ConwayFree Handicaps 2016-17Full of BeautyG1 DinnerGalloping GerteGary WallaceGermanicusGift Of PowerGilltown StudGina ShickGoffsGore GuineasGraham BaxGraham de GruchyGreg TomlinsonGus WigleyGuy LowryGypsy FairHamdan Al MaktoumHappy StarHard MerchandizeHe Waka Eke NoaHe's Our RokkiiHe's RemarkableHEALTH & SAFETY ACTHeniHigh ChaparralHighview StudHiyaamHoney RiderHorse ambulanceHoward Be Thy NameHumidorI Am A StarIain RentonImmigrationImperatrizImposing LassImposinglyInfantryInside AgentIrelandIts Time For MagicJanine DunlopJeanette BroomeJen CampinJericho CupJezabeelJimmy ChouxJohn BergerJohn FokerdJohn Messara Report Release Date 30 August 2018John ThompsonJohn WoodJulian CorbanJust Got HomeJustamaizKawiKay HoodKaye SandersKeanoKeenelandKevin GrayKevin HickmanKevin PrattKhalesKick BackKinaneKoru ThoroughbredsKyla RobbKyla Robb BlogKylie FawcettKylin 500 ClubLa DiosaLa RomaneeLasarlaLegless VeuveLet Her RipLetham StudLib PetagnaLibby BleakleyLifesaverLightning StakesLincoln BlueLincoln FarmsLiz AllenLloch-Haven ThoroughbredsLondon ExpressLong Acres StudLorna MooreLuigi MuolloMadame De SoirMajor TomMakfiMakfi StakesMangaroa Flo JoMansfield FarmMarch 2016Mark CorcoranMark TreweekMaster PaintonMay SaleMcQuadeMeeska MooskaMegan LieftingMeleka BelleMembersMiami boundMichael MoranMichael O'KeefeMichael SheridanMichelle SabaMick PrestonMiss Three StarsMiss VistaMiss WilsonMongolian khanMonovaleMonovale FarmMontoyas SecretMonty RobertsMPIMustang ValleyNahkleNeedle and ThreadNew zealand racing hall of fameNigel AuretNight's WatchNitrogenNot An OptionNurse KitchenNZ Bred G1 WinnersNZ Breeder of the YearNZ First season sires 2018NZ HOTYNZ Racing AwardsNZ Racing StructureNZB AirfreightNZB Yearling SalesNZERFNZRBNZTBA Breeders Bulletin Autumn 2018NZTBA OfficeNZTBA RestructureNZTBA Te Aroha Breeders DayNZTROF March 2017OctapussyOctasongOn The RocksOne One TwoOnly WordsOur AbbadeanOWNERS FEDERATIONPaisley ParkPark Hill StablesPaul GollanPaul MoroneyPaul YesbergPencarrowPencarrow StudPentirePerfect FitPerfectly ReadyPeter and Heather CrofskeyPeter and Sue WestendPeter NewsomPeter SmithPeter WalkerPhilamorPhilip SmythPhill CataldoPiaggioPins 'N' NeedlesPiroplasmosisPlatinum InvadorPlusvitalPour MoiPRIMARY ITOPrince Of BrooklynPrincess JenniProisirProisir FoalsProm QueenPucciniPure ChampionPurple SectorQuiz NightRace Fields LegislationRaceFormRacing hall of fameRacing MinisterRacing Reform BillRageeseRaise You TenRavelston StudRaven DarkholmeRed GiantRedwoodRemindRichard CollettRick WilliamsRide To TimeRip Van WinkleRiva CapriRoad ShowsRobin ArcherRobt DaweRock OnRodger VarianRodmor Trust Lecture SeriesRomancerRon LaddRose of TraleeSacred DaySacred ElixirSandy MooreSaracinoSaratogaSavigneSavile RowSavy yong blonkScorpzScott BaseSeabrookSeagramSean HawkinsSeason 5SeawayShadwellShane KennedyShoshoneShout the BarShoworosesSir James FletcherSky DarciSleeping BeautySophie's ChoiceSouth Island Foster FoalSpanish WhisperSpecial MemoriesSpiethSpyglass Hill SyndicateStakesStallion Parades 2016Stallion Register 2018Start WonderingSteel StilettosStephen AutridgeStranglesSue and Peter WestendSummer PassageSunlineSunset PassSuper EasySupergiantSupreme HeightsSusan ArcherSusan WalkerSweet LeaderSweet TreatTaranaki Breeders' StakesTattersallsTattyboglerTe ArohaTelperionThe Bold OneThe BostonianThe InformantThe KingThe Sunlight TrustTivaci ShuttleTom LaneTommy HeptinstallTomsTrain The Trainer WorkshipTravelling LightTravimyfriendTrevor LukeTrue EnoughTurrettTutta La ClasseUberlebenUnderthemoonlightUpper CutUS Navy FlagVamos BebeVerdiVern TrilloVernanmeVicki PikeVisasVolatile MixWaikato Regional Council ReportWait A SecWally O'HearnWarwick JeffriesWayne DarlingWayne PikeWeanling educationWell DoneWellington BranchWertherWhat's The StoryWhite Robe Lodge HandicapWho Shot ThebarmanWilliam FellWinstarWinxWTBAXpressionXpressmymindXtravagantYogiZabeelZacintoZebrowskiZennistaZigwig
TAGS

Algie family's pride and joy rewards

Peter and Chrissie  Algie with Jacksstar trainer Gary Vile (centre)
Peter and Chrissie Algie with Jacksstar trainer Gary Vile (centre)

Just over two years ago, Jacksstar (Zed – Star Guest by Pentire) suffered a tendon injury when finishing third in the 2017 Auckland Cup, for most five-year-old geldings that would have been the end of their career, but not for “Jack” the recent winner of the Gr.2 City of Palmerston North Awapuni Gold Cup.

At the time he was injured he was already the winner of five races including the Gr.3 Manawatu Cup and the Listed St Leger, so there was a little bit of money in the kitty and his owners had no hesitation in spending the money on stem cell injections and rehabilitation for their pride and joy. There was no giving up!

“It’s been two years since the Auckland Cup, but winning the Cup was worth waiting for,” said part-owner Pete Algie a member of the NZTBA Central Branch.

“He needed two stem cell injections and about 19 months in the box and we were a wee bit worried it would do his head in, but he’s a tough character, and it was such a thrill to see him win again.”

Algie races the now seven-year-old gelding with his wife Chrissie, and good friends Rick and Claire Wilkie. He and Christine bred Jacksstar from the Pentire(GB) mare Star Guest, a mare originally owned by Algie’s older brother Kevin.

Kevin Algie is no stranger to good horses and raced amongst others the Champion Pentire(GB) gelding Xcellent, and also the gallant group one performer Wall Street.  He purchased Star Guest as a weanling and entrusted him to younger brother Pete to look after on his property on the outskirts of Greytown. 

“She had a trial and injured her front leg, and that was the end of her racing career,” recalled Pete,” Kevin was going to get to sell her, and as all the family had got attached to her we decided to keep her.”

That’s how this branch of the Algie family developed their passion for the thoroughbred industry.

According to Chrissie Algie, Star Guest (ex Mon Espoir) is part of the family. “She grew up with our kids, she was used to having rugby balls kicked in her paddock, and her best friend was the pig. You couldn’t come up the drive without stopping to give her a pat, she was a real character and became a pet.

“We were new to the game she was our first horse, and being from a predominantly Argentinian family we couldn’t find out a lot about her family and its nicks, so we approached Sam Williams at nearby Little Avondale,” she said.

“Zed was a bit of an unknown and it was a bit of a punt.”

Star Guest is out of the unraced Star Board mare Mon Espoir and is a half-sister to one winner.  Her grandam is Champion Argentinian 3YO Filly of 1979-80 Love’s Hope, who was imported to New Zealand in the late 80’s. She left Indian Hope (by Shadeed) a group one winner of 10 races in Brazil, and Great Lover (by Great Charmer[USA]) whose nine wins include a Listed QTC Easter Cup.

“The first foal was Anniestar she was really tiny, but a pocket rocket. She was the first horse we ever raced, and she was just beautiful to us, in her head she’s 17 hands high” enthused Chrissie. “I don’t think we will ever forget the day she won her first race.”

Anniestar won five races from 1000metres to 2100metres, including the Listed Fielding Cup, she also ran second in the Listed Rangitikei Gold Cup and fourth in the Gr.3 Metric Mile, before retiring to the broodmare paddock.  Star Guest was mated to Zed again and produced Kingiestar who won three races, and the next mating with Zed produced Jacksstar.

A filly by Nadeem(AUS) was the next foal, and named Nadia she won two races for the Algies, before being retired to the broodmare paddock. Star Guest then had a year off before she was mated to Per Incanto (USA) and produced a colt, who became Star Performer.

A $250,000 yearling he has won one race and was placed fourth this season in the Gr.2 Hawkes Bay Guineas.

“We have gone into a 50/50 partnership with Little Avondale, in Anniestar and Nadiastar and Star Guest, where they have leased a half of the mares,” stated Chrissie.

“It’s a wonderful arrangement for us and them. It’s been amazing to have the support and knowledge of the team at Little Avondale over the last 10 years, and now we have become firm friends.

“They(horses) have a habit of multiplying so with Anniestar and Nadiastar going to stud it’s great to be involved with LA, after all they have had 78 years of experience.

“Anniestar has a fabulous Per Incanto(USA) yearling filly, and a stunning Turn Me Loose colt at foot. She is back in foal to Per Incanto(USA). Nadiastar went to stud this season and is also in foal to that stallion.

Harking back to Star Guest her next foal a filly by Darci Brahma was bred in that partnership and sold at Karaka last year for $135,000.  A full-brother sold this year for $120,000. Star Guest has a lovely Per Incanto(USA) filly foal at foot and is in foal to Time Test(GB).

Now Chrissie and Pete have another mare in their broodmare band Kincaple Belle (Bertolini[USA]-Omoto Lass), a mare that their younger daughter Nicole encouraged them to buy. Kincaple Belle (Bertolini- Omoto Lass) won two races and is a half-sister to Kincaple Lad who won 13 races including the Stewards Handicap Gr.3 and Listed Southland Stakes, as well as stakes placed performers Kincaple Beau and Kincaple Knight.

Another half-sister Kincaple Lass left Kincaple who won eight races including two at stakes level, and Kincaple Dancer who is actually a three-quarter relation to Kincaple Belle, he is a winner of five races in Macau and was placed in the Listed Welcome Stakes before being sold to Macau. Omoto Lass won four times and was also placed in the Stewards.

Kincaple Belle is the dam of two winners from three foals to race, and this year produced a cracking colt to Proisir (AUS), but is not back in foal.

“Star Guest is such a special mare to us, every foal out of her that has raced has won, but “Jack” would have to be our star boy. From day one he was a stroppy boy,” she recalled. 

“I lost count of the exercise balls he demolished in his paddock, he would jump on them, and chase them around the paddock, a real character and time waster to watch.

“It has been a fantastic journey for us so many highs so many lows so many emotions,” said Chrissie, “but the passion has not decreased.”



 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT