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Date Track Dist Cond Purse Finish
11/20/10WO1 1/16 MFast$248005
07/23/10WO1 1/16 MFast$6840099
07/02/10WO1 1/16 MFast$684003
05/28/10WO1 1/8 MFast$684002
03/31/10GLF1 3/8 MGood$450006
03/11/10GLF1 1/16 MFirm$450008
02/17/08GLF1 1/16 MFirm$4200011

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 13th December, 2011 @ 10:26pm

Holy Knight is Sired by Sligo Bay and Dam to Baby Zip.


Holy Knight in Good Shape
May 2ND, 2010

We got word from Dave W that Holy Knight came out of his last race OK and is training well.

"Holy Knight is with Joe Orseno who was happy with his effort on 3/31 as he was way back early and put in a big late run to get beat 4 lengths at the end. He feels he learned from the race and came back in good shape."

Hope to see somebody make it to Saratoga this year.

Holy Knight is at the races
April 2ND, 2010

Holy Knight made his second appearance of 2010 in a $45000 Maiden Claiming race at Gulfstream park on March 31st. Ridden by Carlos Marquez, he was hoping to keep working the "improving trend" of his last 2 races. He did just that, but only made it up to sixth. I did not get to watch the race, as it was not carried by TVG, my racing provider. Results pointed to a slow uninspiring race and passing of rivals at the stretch.

Got an email from Don who watched the race and had this analysis:

"Holy Knight is one good looking horse, but doesn't seem fast, he made quite a surge yesterday from 12th to 6th, but not sure if he lucked out on the turn, picked up speed or the other 6 just got tired. We watched the race, but sometimes it's hard to tell."

The DRF and track handicapper did not have Holy Knight picked to win.

DRF Analysis:

Ninth Race: 1. Quechee 2. En Fuego 3. Kindergarden Kid
QUECHEE flashed a little improved speed with addition of blinkers at Tampa and a lightly raced 3yo eligible to get better with experience. Half to Auction Watch who ran fourth going a mile and one half here last month. EN FUEGO has been away since November but does have experience and a couple of decent efforts at this distance and beyond on his resume'. KINDERGARDEN KID hard to fault off promising bow earlier this winter. Extremely well bred colt has since returned with a pair of near bullets works at PM. Just a question of whether he'll handle this route with only one run under his belt.

Track Handicapper Analysis:

Race Five by Mike Costanzo – Selections: 1-3-9

Perhaps I am chasing here, but I liked #1 Bay of Wicklow going into his last, and even though things really didn’t pan out properly, he did run in spots and was finishing well, and he may be worth backing one more time. Think his breeding will allow him to get this distance, and at no point should he give up any ground along the inside.

#3 Kindergarten Kid may be the logical choice here based on a career debut where a slow start cost him a placing, and perhaps even the victory. Bred to run all day, he would be the top pick in here if I wasn’t set on chasing Bay of Wicklow one more time.

#9 En Fuego always runs his race and has plenty of stamina influences filtered in amongst his strong grass breeding.

Neither handicapper picked the winner. Results PDF PDF Icon

Holy Knight has Returned to Training
February 20TH, 2010

Holy Knight has returned to training following successful surgery. No word on when he will race again, or his plans for the 2010 racing season.

Holy Knight Surgery
March 26TH, 2008

Got word from Adena that Holy Knight underwent surgery to remove bone chips on two knees. Reports are good for a return to racing after some rest and relaxation.

Holy Knight Vet Report - PDF File

Holy Knight Finishes 11TH In Debut Race
February 18TH, 2008

I didn't watch this race either, but it sounds like Holy Knight didn't have a fantastic debut. Race recap says he started poorly and didn't have much go in him. Update from Dave W: As you all know by now Holy Knight ran 11th in his debut race on Sunday. He didn't have the best break, and coming from the 13 hole he was going to need to get away cleanly to have any shot. He never showed much interest in the race and probably would not have finished much better with a clean break and better starting position. Lynch (trainer) said that he is the type of horse that will need a race or two to figure things out and we should be able to look forward to better efforts down the road.

Not a bad few days with the Adena horses, a first, second, and an 11th.

We still have 3 more bullets to fire (Gazumba, Golden Dynasty, Hot Bullet). I don't know when they will debut, but if there is one thing Adena has, its patience.

Powerful Storm Finishes 2ND
February 16TH, 2008

I didn't head out to watch this race as it was a 6pm race and we were out eating dinner, but Powerful Storm finished second today. He was a bit of a longshot (8/1 morning line odds) and was around 6th favorite of the 12 horses entered. Its good that he did so well after a little disappointing 7th last race.

From Dave W: Powerful Storm ran 2nd tonight at Turfway. He showed great improvement from his first race and looks like he will like a bit more distance. He made a nice rally in the stretch but was not going to catch the winner...

Not a bad weekend so far, let's keep our fingers crossed for Holy Knight tomorrow at Gulfstream. He is in a tough race, but if he has the heart of his half brother, he will be all right. By the way, his other half brother (LION LORD, by Mr. Greely) made his racing debut today at the age of 4 - he was a winner...

Holy Knight Entered
February 14TH, 2008

We also have 2 other runners to look forward to this weekend. Powerful Storm at Turfway on Saturday, and the debut of Holy Knight (half brother to GHOSTZAPPER) on Sunday at Gulfstream in a 1 1/16 mile MSW turf race.

Local track handicapper Ron Nicoletti has Holy Knight mentioned to finish 4th.

Pictures and a General Update
January 31ST, 2008

We got a couple horse photos of Holy Knight (half brother to Ghostzapper) and Golden Dynasty (3/4 brother to Awesome Again and 1/2 brother to Macho Uno). Both pictures were taken yesterday at Palm Meadows in Florida.

Both of the MSW races at Gulfstream on Feb 1 filled and Harlem Rocker did not get in. They will more than likely enter him in the next available race. Giant Gizmo, a horse from the 1st Adena Racing venture will be running in the G2 Strub stakes this weekend at Santa Anita. We have NO ownership Giant Gizmo, the info as a matter of interest, and to give us some hope that maybe one day a horse from our venture (2) will make it to a Graded Stakes race.

Holy Knight Gets Mentioned
January 4TH, 2008

There is an article today on the DRF website about Brian Lynch (trainer) and his prospects for Gulfstream. In the article he mentions Holy Knight:

"We've gotten off to a good start down here, and I have another fresh batch ready to go during the early part of the Gulfstream meet - including a half-brother to Ghostzapper named Holy Knight who is just about ready to run," said Lynch. "He looks like he's going to be a very exciting horse, and I'm really looking forward to getting him to the races."

Racing Venture Update
December 31ST, 2007

We got an this update on the racing venture today:

(Dave) spoke with Adena this morning about Powerful Storm who is running later today at Turfway. The racing mgr. is not very optimistic about the horse at this point, and thinks that the best thing we have going for us is the relatively soft field we will be facing. Dale Romans has told Adena that he is a "heavy" horse (too much weight on him) and that he is a bit of a plodder in his works. They hope that he "wakes up" in the race and shows them a little more speed than he has in the morning.

All of the trainers that work for Adena are told only to run when the horse is ready - there is no pressure to run early or to point to anything specific, truly an ideal situation for any trainer. Adena believes in giving all of their horses as much time as they need to develop which is evident in the fact that this is the first horse from the group of 6 to make a start as a 2 year old.

Harlem Rocker is progressing well and should start at Gulfstream soon, and Holy Knight is training steadily. Frank Stronach is a big fan of Holy Knight (He loves his intelligence and believes that he will be a very useful horse). Golden Dynasty is also training forwardly and has some believers as well. Hot Bullet is a horse that will benefit from longer distances and is being given some time at Adena South (still training) before heading back to the racetrack.

Holy Knight Getting Examined
June 12TH, 2007

We heard that Holy Knight has been returned to Adena (In Canada) to be checked out. The trainer (Bobby Frankel in Belmont) noticed some heat in the right front leg and wanted to get him checked out. The attached is the vet report which finds a slight enlargement of the flexor tendon related to growth. They recommend 60-90 days of rest before resuming training.

Dave says that this is not a serious set back, just means he will race later than the rest of the group.

The Horses Get Shipped Out
May 30TH, 2007

We heard from Adena that some of the horses have been assigned to trainers and are shipping out to their respective tracks.

  • Gazumba - Still with Graham Bell at Adena Farm training center in Canada will most likely go to Brian Lynch at Woodbine.
  • Golden Dynasty - with Bobby Frankel at Belmont
  • Harlem Rocker - still in Ocala
  • Holy Knight - with Bobby Frankel at Belmont
  • Hot Bullet - with Kiaran McLaughlin at Belmont
  • Powerful Storm - with Dale Romans at Churchill

Adena Racing Venture 2 Details
May 10TH, 2007

The club has sold out! Here is a PDF file presentation on the six horses we have bought into.

Welcome To Horse Hats Racing Club VI
May 9TH, 2007

Today we just joined Horse Hats Racing Club VI. Horse Hats is probably the best web site for buying horse racing hats. In addition to the hats, on occasion the site owner will purchase shares in a horse and then offer pieces of his share to anyone willing to pay (and who can get in in time). The shares usually sell out quickly. Our friend Mark got shares in Club V, and we bought shares in Club VI.

In this club we paid a little more money, but we also got a small share in six horses instead of one. The six horses are all out of the Adena Springs racing stable. Their names are Gazumba, Golden Dynasty, Harlem Rocker, Holy Knight, Hot Bullet, and Powerful Storm. This web page will be your source, and my source for keeping track of all the information I get regarding these horses. Will we ever see a profit? Doubtful, but its more of a fun ride for us.


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