War God Rewards Patient Owners | Western Austalian Racehorse Trainers Association
The moral of the War God story is to hold the faith and not give up. It's also about timing and serendipity, being in the right place at the right time. That sentiment that can be easier said than done, particularly as an owner, when the financial outlays don't match the returns. That was the case facing War God's owners, who race the gelding under the umbrella of Perth syndicator, Bruce Saxild and his Oz Racing operation. With a less than flattering start to War God's racing career, several syndicate members opted to bow out and cut their losses in the Neville Parnham-trained galloper Saxild attempted to talk them out of relinquishing their interest in War God, but after he failed to salute the judge in his first 14 starts and ran a disappointing second in a Kalgoorlie maiden, they ran out of patience. But in a harsh and cruel twist that is not uncommon in racing, War God found his edge and two weeks ago pulled out a career-best win in the Listed Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont.