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Finger Lakes Appearance
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.
Race 4 Finger Lakes Race Track
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.
... ... ... ... and a Third Place Finish
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.
of luck Powerful Storm.
Month, New Race, Still Monmouth
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
pack of 3-6. I really think it wasn't too bad a race.
Reviews predicts the race will unfold as follows:
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
Available Wagering: Win, Place and Show
Morning Line Selections: 2-7-6-11
Approx. Post: 2:45PM
Brad Thomas's Selections: Jocular, Perfect Precision,
Thomas Cassidy's Selections: Smart Justice, Perfect
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
Storm Race Results - PDF File
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.
Storm racing again
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.
Storm is coupled with Cotton King at 4/1 in the morning line odds.
Reviews predicts the race will unfold as follows:
6 Sixth Race
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).
Line Selections: 3-4-7-1
Selections: Calabria, Blazing Taurus, R Little Nugget,
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
Storm a Winner
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.
Storm Race Results - PDF File
Storm places 2nd
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:
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.
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.
Storm places 3rd
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.
Storm to Race April 3rd
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.
Analyst Dave Liften has this to say from
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."
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.
Performance to come soon...
Storm to Race February 26th
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,
Analyst Dave Liften has this to say from DRF:
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.
Storm to Race February 26th
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.
Storm Race Update
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!
Storm Race Update
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.
finished 3rd, which I think is pretty good for his first turf outing.
Dave Williams, our contact through HorseHats, had this to say of
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.
Storm Race Update
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.
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.
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.
Storm Finishes 2ND
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.
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...
Storm is entered in Race #12 at Turfway Park on 2/16/2008. Things
are getting fast and furious now!
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.
Storm Entered Again
Storm is entered again in a makeup race. Here's the info:
||1 1/16 Miles
||Sarvis D A
to extreme temperatures, the last race was canceled at Turfway.
Powerful Storm Entry and Harlem Rocker Update
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
Storm Finishes 7TH
Storm finished 7th in his debut race at Turfway park.
got an this update on the racing venture today:
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.
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.
Horses Get Shipped Out
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
Racing Venture 2 Details
May 10TH, 2007
club has sold out! Here is a PDF file presentation on the six horses
we have bought into.
To Horse Hats Racing Club VI
May 9TH, 2007
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.
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.