Jet Master by Stormsvlei out of Prince Florimund

Bred by: Zandvlied Stud
Height: 16.2 hands or 1.65m
Weight: 540 KG
World ranking: 14
Champion Horse Of The Year 2007, 2008, 2009
Purchase Price: R185 000
Earnings: R10.25 million

Runs 43
Wins 20
Places 17
Highest MR 126
Grade 1 Wins 9
Grade 2 Wins 3
Grade 3 Wins 3
Total graded Wins 15


Equus Champion Horse of the Year 2007 / 2008 / 2009
Equus Records – 4
Broke the record by becoming the Only Horse in History to Win 4 consecutive Grade 1 Queens plate
Broke the record by becoming the Only Horse in History to Win 4 consecutive Grade 1 Queens plate
Broke the record by becoming the Only ever horse to Win 3 consecutive Grade 1 J&B Metropolitans
Won the Grade 1 Durban July in 2008 dead heating with Dancers Daughter
Won the grade 1 Gold Challenge
Won The grade 2 Ocean Basket Green Point Stakes a record 3 times consecutively
First ever horse to win the Winter Triple Crown
Champion Miler, Champion Middle Distance and Older Horse 2007, 2008, 2009


Average speed while winning the 2010 Queen’s Plate: 59km/h
Pocket Power won his first three graded races consecutively over three separate distances becoming the first ever Winter Triple Crown winner.
Pocket Power is the highest ever earner from South Africa (locally raced)
The only Horse in History to win 2 Queens Plate and 2 J&B Mets was Politician- Pocket Power has won 4 Queens Plates and 3 J&B Mets successively.
Pocket Power dead heated with Dancers Daughter in the 2008 Durban July. There has only ever been 1 other dead heat in 1967, when Sea Cottage dead heated with Jollify.
Pocket was renowned for his late kick swallowing his opposition in the closing stages just to do enough. Hence the reason he only won less than a 1,5 length winning margin on 17 of his 20 victories.
Bernard Fayd’Herbe has ridden Pocket Power to 7 of his 9 group 1 wins. (Jeff Lloyd rode the other two 2)
Pocket Power was only ever beaten once over the Kenilworth mile once from 10 starts, the last of which attempting the world record for 5 consecutive L’Ormarins Queens Plates finishing 4th as an 8 year old to Mother Russia.
The furthest he has ever won by is 3.25 lengths beating Majestic Sun in his first ever graded race over 1600m.
Pocket Power Only ever finished out of the money on 3 occasions from his 43 starts – His 3rd start, and his last start being 2 of them.
Pocket Power has never won a sprint – But finished second in 4 group 2 sprints, and only on two occasions, did he finish out of the money finishing no worse than 5th.
Pocket Power has carried top weight in all but 2 of his 43 starts.
Pocket Power has never left a grain of feed in his trough.
He has only been led into the winners’ enclosure once from his 28 starts. (He has an aversion to the winners enclosure)
Mike Bass has won the J&B Met and the Durban July 7 times from the 17 runnings. That’s a 42% winning average.- Bunter Barlow (Met 2001), Pocket Power (2006-2009), Trademark (July 2001), Dunford (July 2005) and Pocket Power (July 2008)
Had Pocket Power achieved the same racing statistics in the USA or Europe his average earnings are estimated to be more than R80 million.
Pocket raced from ages 3 -8 ( Horses reach their peak at 4, and on average retire at 6 years old) Pocket Power won his last Graded race at 7 years old , the 2010 Ocean Basket Green Point Stakes.
Pocket Power has 500 followers on his own fan page on face book and now his own website
He also has a book which will be released in July 2011
Pocket Power retired as an 8 year old to work rider Belinda Haytread’s small holding in Constantia Forest where he will carry out the rest of his days in luxury!