Posts Tagged ‘Jarrod Horak’

HRN Video Race of the Week: Test Stakes from Saratoga

My Horse Racing Nation video race for August 5 is the Grade I Test Stakes from Saratoga with American Gal and Faypien.

HRN Video Race of the Week: G2 Mother Goose with Unchained Melody and Lockdown

Kentucky Oaks 2017 third and fourth place finishers Lockdown and Vexatious meet Black-Eyed Susan runner-up Lights of Medina and up and impressive local allowance winner Unchained Melody in an interesting renewal of the Grade 2 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 1.

HRN Video Race of the Week: G1 Manhattan with Beach Patrol, Divisidero, World Approval

It’s Belmont Stakes Day 2017 and my video race of the week is the Grade 1 Manhattan featuring Beach Patrol, Divisidero, and World Approval.



My Saturday BELMONT STAKES DAY full card (6-10-17) is ready to purchase at – Weekly Packages Now Available!

HRN Video Race of the Week: Elusive Quality Stakes from Belmont Park

Jarrod Horak analyzes the 2017 Elusive Quality Stakes from Belmont Park for Horse Racing Nation.

HRN Video Race of the Week: Charles Town Classic with Stanford and Imperative

Blast From the Past: Preakness 1991 Winner Hansel (Video)

I can check one item off my bucket list after finally getting to visit Hansel, the oldest living Preakness Stakes winner. It is hard to believe that Hansel is 27 and will turn 28 in a few weeks.

Photo by Stacy Edwards

Photo by Stacy Edwards

It seems like it was only yesterday that I was betting on Hansel in the Kentucky Derby and I did not lose faith after he finished 10th that day.

He came to my hometown of Baltimore for the second jewel of the Triple Crown and a funny thing happened on the way to the $50 minimum window. I attended the races on Black-Eyed Susan Day and made an advance wager on the Preakness…or so I thought!

As I was walking away from the window I noticed that my ticket was for a race run on Black-Eyed Susan Day, not the Preakness. I scampered back to the betting window and rectified the situation. One day later, Hansel romped home by seven lengths under Jerry Bailey and paid $20.20 to win. I doubled my win bet in the Belmont Stakes and he held on to beat his late running rival Strike the Gold by a head.


Later that summer, Hansel finished 3rd in the Haskell and 2nd in the Travers. He was named Champion American Three-Year-Old of 1991.

Hansel currently resides at Lazy Lane Farm in Upperville, Virginia and he still looks like a champion to this day. He is enjoying his golden years and happily accepted multiple head pats and carrots during my visit.

It was great to see a living thoroughbred legend and I am glad that I got to spend a beautiful December day with him.


Photos and Video by Stacy Edwards

Kentucky Oaks 2015 analysis featuring Stellar Wind (Video)

Stellar Wind is the tepid 7-2 morning line favorite in a competitive renewal of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 1.

SATURDAY’S KENTUCKY DERBY DAY (MAY 2) full card analysis now available to purchase for $15 at:

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I am also offering Kentucky Derby only analysis for $5.