Our Owner of the Month award winner for December is Stephen Coulter part owner of Myocean Warrior, Stephen told us this about his horse:
Myocean Warrior! The horse was purchased approximately two years ago by Shayne Cahill, after inspecting him in New Zealand, an unnamed Headwater – Playing Game gelding. Your readers will be interested in the naming of the horse on the net being by Headwater.
Despite numerous setbacks, the horse started his campaign May 5th 2023, he faced a series of very heavy tracks and the usual setbacks resulted in a disappointing campaign. A spell and some different scenery saw the horse put together two wins in succession and several seconds all on the Ravendale Racecourse at Port Lincoln.
He came to town for two unplaced runs during that period. The horse is currently spelling with a return very soon, we hope. When the horse was purchased, it was syndicated to family and friends of the Cahill’s together with a few first-time clients (myself being one). It was pleasing to get to know the group when he was running, it is always exciting especially when all the people around you are yelling for the same reason! We are very much looking forward to the Warrior’s upcoming campaign.
Currently Myocean Warrior (now a five-year-old) has started 11 times for two wins, and three seconds with earnings of almost $40,000. He is by Headwater from the Playing Hours mare Playing Game. Headwater has sired five individual stakes winners to date – two are SA owned in Aitch Two Oh and Mileva and another Little Miss Kubi earned her black type in Adelaide.
The dam was a very useful racehorse having won 9 races and earned over $165,000 on the track. At stud, she has left two other progeny, both unraced. The grand dam Bunga Api (by Celestial Dancer) was lightly raced and did not record a win and she has left no outstanding progeny.
The third dam Chiave (By Claude) was unraced but left a fully brother to Bunga Api, Morden who won to listed level amongst 10 wins and earnings of $155,400 in the mid to late 1990’s. Another full brother to Bunga Api, Quick Return was able to win eight and place another twenty-four times.
We wish Steve and the other connections the best of luck with Myocean Warrior as he continues his career.