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A Finger Lakes Appearance
September 6TH, 2010

Powerful Storm has made a couple appearances at my local track, Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington NY. I made the trip to go see him race on Labor Day, Monday September 6th. He went off at some pretty long odds, and its a shame I didn't bet him, as he did pretty good and came away with a 2nd place finish.

Results, Race 4 Finger Lakes Race Track PDF File

Here's a few shots I took of him at the track. The full gallery of shots for the day are available in my Finger Lakes Gallery on Flickr.

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SOLD! ... ... ... ... and a Third Place Finish
August 27TH, 2009

Powerful Storm was sold today for $10,000. He was entered to run in the first race at Monmouth Park today, a $14,000 claiming race at 5 1/2 furlongs. Powerful Storm still ran the race and finished 3rd. Don Williamson called the sale in an email he sent me on Saturday, well done Don. Disappointed I never saw him in person, and I suppose there is still a chance he may race nearby some day. At least we got one win, you are right Don.

Best of luck Powerful Storm.

New Month, New Race, Still Monmouth
July 1ST, 2009

Powerful Storm raced toady, Wednesday July 1st at Monmouth race track. He raced in the 5th race, a $18,000 Claiming race. It was his first start in anything other than a Maiden race. Powerful Storm finished in 6th, but it was a good sixth place if there is such a thing. I was able to record the race on TVG and watch when I got home. He definitely had a bit of a moment at the start. Appeared to fall back on his hind legs a bit. He stalked the field from around 9 lengths back. Came a little wide around the turn, but couldn't be roused to catch the leaders. He didn't get tired and fall back, but he lacked a burst to catch the front runners, and finished in the pack of 3-6. I really think it wasn't too bad a race.

Race Reviews predicts the race will unfold as follows:

5 Race
Race Type: BCL
Distance: One Mile
Conditions: Purse $18,000. For Three Year Olds or Four Year Olds and Upward Which have never won two races. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs; Older, 123 Lbs Non-winners of a race since May 2 Allowed 2 Lbs. Claiming Price $12,500, For Each $1,000 To $10,500 1 lb. (Races where entered for $10,000 or less not considered in allowances).
Available Wagering: Win, Place and Show
Morning Line Selections: 2-7-6-11
Approx. Post: 2:45PM

Brad Thomas's Selections: Jocular, Perfect Precision, Ben's Moon,
Thomas Cassidy's Selections: Smart Justice, Perfect Precision, Meetmeatthechapel,

Powerful Storm Description:

3 Powerful Storm Stretches out around 2 turns for his first try against winners after making his MP debut a winning one last time out. He sports a pair of 1-mile works for this event and may sit close to the pace on the stretchout. 8-1

Powerful Storm Race Results - PDF File

Powerful Storm Scratched
June 20TH, 2009

Powerful Storm was scheduled to race on Saturday, June 20th at Monmouth race track. He was scratched from the start. No word yet why, but I suspect since he was coupled with another Stronach horse, they decided simply to run Cotton King. I haven't seen two Stronach horses run together in a while, if ever. Not to say it hasn't happened, I just haven't seen it. Hope he will start again soon.

Powerful Storm racing again
June 20TH, 2009

Powerful Storm is scheduled to race on Saturday, June 20th at Monmouth race track. He will be in the 6th race, a 6 furlong $27,000 Claiming Race on Dirt. Jockey Daniel Centeno has the ride.

Powerful Storm is coupled with Cotton King at 4/1 in the morning line odds. Race Reviews predicts the race will unfold as follows:

6 Sixth Race
Race Type: BCL
Distance: Six Furlongs
Conditions: Purse $27,000. For Three Year Olds or Four Year Olds and Upward Which have never won two races. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs; Older, 124 Lbs Non-winners of a race since April 21 Allowed 2 Lbs. Claiming Price $30,000, For Each $2,500 To $25,000 1 lb. (Races where entered for $22,000 or less not considered in allowances).
Morning Line Selections: 3-4-7-1
Approx. Post: 3:20PM

Brad Thomas's Selections: Calabria, Blazing Taurus, R Little Nugget,
Thomas Cassidy's Selections: Calabria, Marauder Nation, Favorite Flashback,

1 Cotton King: Six-year-old makes his first start in a little over 14 months and goes out for a new conditioner today. He has hit the board in both starts at this distance and will likely sit in behind the early leaders. 4-1
1a Powerful Storm: Breaks from the outside post today for his first try against winners. He sports a 1-mile breeze since that effort and could be heard from late if the early pace is fast. 4-1
2 Regal Exchange: Faces conditioned claiming company for his second start against winners. He gets the inside post this afternoon and will likely flash early speed from the bell. 6-1
3 R Little Nugget: This colt steps up in price for his first start off the claim and sports a 3-race win streak heading into this event. He sports a 5-furlong breeze for this event and will likely head toward the early lead from the break. 5-2
4 Calabria: Three-year-old makes his second start off the bench after finishing second at a similar level last time out. He goes out for a jockey/trainer combo that wins at a 34% clip and could use his versatility to his advantage. Top choice. 3-1
5 Marauder Nation: Exits starter allowance company for his seventh start of the year and shortens up a little in distance. He has hit the board in 3-of-5 starts here at MP and will likely try to take this field gate-to-wire for a barn that is 1-for-1 at the meet. 8-1
6 Favorite Flashback: Steps up in price after earning a victory last time out. He goes out for a solid jockey/trainer combo and will likely sit near the early pace. 10-1
7 Blazing Taurus: Made his MP debut a winning one when breaking his maiden by more than 7 lengths last time out. He faces winners for the first time today and could prove himself tough with a repeat of that effort.

Powerful Storm a Winner
June 20TH, 2009

Powerful Storm broke his Maiden, winning in his 11th attempt, a $10,000 claimer at Monmoth. This race totally snuck up on me and caught me by surprise. I didn't remember getting an entry notification, and only realized he won when I got the result notification. Odd, I really don't remember hearing he was going to race. Regardless, congrats on the win, and here's to a few more.

Powerful Storm Race Results - PDF File

Powerful Storm places 2nd
April 18TH, 2009

Powerful Storm raced Friday April 17th at a Aqueduct Race Track. This race was a 1 mile Maiden Claiming over the dirt track. This horse is sure getting a good look at a lot of surfaces looking for that maiden victory. The daily racing form analysis from Dave Liften did not have Powerful Storm picked to hit the board in this race:

Second Race

1. Triple Glory 2. Perfect Precision 3. New York Holiday

TRIPLE GLORY was coming back on eight days' rest after a a 19-point jump to a new Beyer top, and held on well after chasing Press Only, who returned to win an off-the-turfer here Wednesday; key may be whether he gets any early pressure from the newly-blinkered NEW YORK HOLIDAY, who was against the grain of a closer's bias two starts back. The beneficary of a dispute between those two could be PERFECT PRECISION, though he has disappointed repeatedly since a good-figure debut last fall.

Coming around the corner, a big group of horses resulted in Powerful Storm going wide, and then it was a race to the finish between Powerful Storm and Perfect Precision. Perfect Precision pulled away steadily, but both horses beat the third place runner, Triple Glory, by a wide margin. As always, race results are posted to the left in PDF format, and I am STILL hoping to see Powerful Storm race in person some day, and see him get that maiden victory.

Powerful Storm places 3rd
April 12TH, 2009

Powerful Storm raced Friday April 3rd at a soggy Aqueduct Race Track. The race was moved from the turf to the main track because of the conditions, which is not a big deal for Powerful Storm, as he has raced on many surfaces. I didn't get to see the race live, as I was traveling for the upcoming Wood Memorial on April 4th, but did catch part of a replay on TVG (because they only broadcast the end of the race). It was rainy and foggy, and Powerful Storm took a wide turn onto the front stretch. He passed a few horses and finished a ways back in 3rd. Again, I have to say I am happy this horse is RACING, and look forward to seeing him some day.

Powerful Storm to Race April 3rd
April 1ST, 2009

Powerful Storm is scheduled to race Friday, April 3rd in the 9th race at Aqueduct Race Track. It is a Maiden Claiming race over 1 Mile on Turf. Powerful Storm finished 5th his last time out at the same track, same surface. I hope he does better on Friday.

DRF Analyst Dave Liften has this to say from DRF:

"Ninth Race

1. O'Kid 2. Powerful Storm 3. Al Sheetahn

O'KID was a clear second to repeater Greenwood Boy (see race 6) first time back from a layoff in the slop, and also ran well on Aqueduct turf last April when beaten less than two lengths in a key race (third finisher eventually won a stake); tough set up last out chasing loose Go Swiftly (see race 8). POWERFUL STORM makes his third start back from a layoff, after forcing the pace in a pair of two-turn miles on the inner; best figure came on yielding turf, might catch similar footing. AL SHEETAHN drew favorably with a short run to the first turn; 6-year-old maiden has run some races that make him a front-end threat here."

I hope he has a better analysis than last time Powerful Storm raced... or I hope Powerful Storm gets the message and gets that Maiden Win. I wish he was racing Saturday, as I will be at Aqueduct for the Wood Memorial, but can't quite figure out how to fit the Friday afternoon race into my schedule.

Past Performance to come soon...

Powerful Storm to Race February 26th
February 26TH, 2009

Powerful Storm raced today at Aqueduct. He did not win. He came in 5th. I did not see, nor did I bet on the race. I hope some day this horse will break his maiden. Until then I will keep following his progress, and hoping.

DRF Analyst Dave Liften has this to say from DRF:

"Second Race

1. Powerful Storm 2. Hainesport 3. Press Only

POWERFUL STORM was within two lengths of the lead through the opening half-mile when brought back from a layoff for first start on conventional dirt; field's only maiden special-weight dropper may benefit from having a race over the track. HAINESPORT has recorded the group's best dirt figures in his last two starts on fast tracks; stretch-running 5-year-old should be able to drop in behind the leaders approaching first turn. PRESS ONLY comes off back-to-back placings that included an improved show of early speed. TAKE A LEAP, a six-time beaten favorite in 2008-09, is hard to eliminate from the intrarace exotics picture based on typical performances at Philly Park."

Race results have been added to the database.

Powerful Storm to Race February 26th
February 22ND, 2009

Powerful Storm is entered in the second race February 26th at Aqueduct Raceway in New York. It will be a Maiden Claiming Race. I still have to say I am just glad to see a horse from the venture out there racing. That's what they're here to do, that's what they love to do.

Powerful Storm Race Update
January 23RD, 2009

Like I say, I can't keep up with all these horses. Powerful Storm raced on Thursday January 22nd at Aqueduct. He finished 5th, and I didn't have a chance to see the race. Here is the Past Performances and Race Results in PDF format. I would still like to see him run in person some day. I am just really glad to see him racing!

Powerful Storm Race Update
September 13TH, 2008

Well, it looks like I can't keep up with all six horses we own a share of through Adena Springs. Things should slow down a bit over the winter, and maybe I can get things in order then. For now, Powerful Storm has been training to race on turf, and today, Saturday September 13th, he made his turf debut over 1 Mile at Woodbine. I didn't get to see the race here, as TVG doesn't cover Woodbine, and Off Track Betting (OTB) doesn't have betting on Canadian races.

He finished 3rd, which I think is pretty good for his first turf outing. Dave Williams, our contact through HorseHats, had this to say of the race:

" Powerful Storm ran an encouraging 3rd today. It was his first turf attempt and first race with new trainer Brian Lynch. His closing kick looked like it was going to be enough to get second, but he wasn't able to get up for the place.

All in all it was a very game effort, and one that we should be optimistic about..."

Here is the Past Performances and Race Results in PDF format. I am excited, and would like to see him run the turf in person some day.

Powerful Storm Race Update
April 6TH, 2008

Powerful Storm was entered to run the 4th race at Keeneland on Saturday April 5th. It looked like a good field, and he would have his work cut out for him. One of the track handicappers had him picked to finish 3rd. He went off at 6-1 with Jockey Kent Desourmeux on top. I was able to watch the race on TVG so here's my analysis.

Powerful Storm settled into the middle of the pack, staying on the rail. He seemed to be bidding his time, not really moving up, but just hanging in there around 6th place. As the race went on he seemed to be slidding backwards from the leaders ever so slightly. As they came onto the home stretch, there was no life from Powerful Storm as he seemed content just to run along. He hung out for a while, got the whip a couple times too late (when there was pretty much no hope of a rally) and finished 10th of 12 racers. In one word it was "uninspiring". I am not sure what the intent of this race was, as the jockey never pushed him hard. Seemed like they were just looking to see what he would do at this distance, and it wasn't much. Hopefully there will be more action in his next start.

Race Audio Added
February 23RD, 2008

I added MP3 Audio for Harlem Rocker's win at Gulfstream on February 14th and Powerful Storm's come from behind second place finish at Turfway on February 16th.

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...

Powerful Storm Entered
February 13TH, 2008

Powerful Storm is entered in Race #12 at Turfway Park on 2/16/2008. Things are getting fast and furious now!

Powerful Storm Scratched
January 28TH, 2008

Got an update about why Powerful Storm did not race. Dale Romans scratched Powerful Storm on Saturday because he did not
like the condition of the track. Although it is an "all weather" surface, he felt the track was bad and probably a bit unsafe.

The horses in the Adena venture will be more cautiously managed than most, the trainers know that there is no pressure to run, and that the best interests of the horses come before a need to earn purse money.

Powerful Storm Entered Again
January 23RD, 2008

Powerful Storm is entered again in a makeup race. Here's the info:

Activity Type Entry
Activity date 01-26-2008
Track Turfway Park
Surface All Weather Track
Distance 1 1/16 Miles
Race number 12
Purse $22,000
Race type Maiden Special Weight
Post position 2
Jockey Sarvis D A
Race entry

Race Canceled
January 19TH, 2008

Due to extreme temperatures, the last race was canceled at Turfway.

Another Powerful Storm Entry and Harlem Rocker Update
January 17TH, 2008

We got an update on Powerful Storm and Harlem Rocker. Powerful Storm will make his second start in a 1 1/16 mile MSW at
Turfway Park on Saturday, Jan. 19th. The extra distance should be to his advantage and Dale Romans has expressed a bit more confidence in him than he did in his prior race. The race will be at about 6:00 pm, and the forecast is calling for snow early and freezing temperatures later in the day.

I heard yesterday that Harlem Rocker is getting close to his much anticipated debut. They are looking at a 7f MSW race for him on Feb. 1 at Gulfstream. He is also a horse that will appreciate a route of ground, so they are looking at this race as a stepping stone for the next one. They want him to have one under his belt before he is asked to for his best effort.

Powerful Storm Finishes 7TH
December 31ST, 2007

Powerful Storm finished 7th in his debut race at Turfway park.

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.

Powerful Storm Entered
December 28TH, 2007

We got an update on Powerful Storm, who is entered to run as a 2 year old December 31st at Turfway Park. In the last race of the year at Turfway Park, Powerful Storm will make his debut for the Adena Racing Venture. He will be in a MSW going 6f for trainer Dale Romans. Dean Sarvis will be the jockey.

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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