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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Card Features All-Graded Stakes Late Pick 5

The Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park features an enticing opportunity for horseplayers with an all-graded stakes Late Pick 5 encompassing Races 6 through 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. The sequence kicks off with the Grade 3, $250,000 Dwyer, which sees the return of graded stakes winner Code of Honor for Hall of […]

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Turf Legend John Nerud Subject Of Upcoming Documentary

A native Nebraskan that became one of the most influential leaders in Thoroughbred racing and breeding is the subject of a documentary film that is currently being developed. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Jody Lamp and Melody Dobson have been researching the life of turf legend John Nerud for nearly a decade. Lamp, who like the late […]

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Son Of Human Dr. Fager Looks Back At The Equine Dr. Fager

For Jeff Fager, Thoroughbred owner and executive producer of 60 Minutes, 1968 was an important year. For one thing, it was the year the television news magazine aired its first episode, beginning what would become a Sunday evening routine for many Americans. It was also the year Dr. Fager, a son of Rough’n Tumble trained […]

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Turf Legend John Nerud Dies At 102

Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, an influential figure in the thoroughbred racing industry, who for more than four decades trained a multitude of legendary stakes winners on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, passed this morning. He was 102. Born in 1913 in Minatare, Nebraska, Nerud was first introduced to horses by […]

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Living legend: Nerud celebrates 100th birthday Feb. 9

Hall of Fame Trainer John Nerud will celebrate his 100th birthday on February 9th.  The living legend is known for several milestone achievements in the business ranging from Hall of Fame trainer to the breeder of Unbridled to founding member of the Breeders’ Cup. In an effort to preserve Nerud’s legacy and to allow his […]

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Hovdey: Milers are ‘way out front’

In his latest column, the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey opines that the two best horses in North America and Europe were milers. In Europe, of course, Frankel dominated, winning five straight races this season on his way to retiring undefeated. Stateside, Wise Dan was the best, winning five of six starts including three grade […]

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Hovdey: John Nerud is a blessing never to be taken for granted

As John Nerud approaches his 99th birthday, Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey gets a few words of wisdom from the iconic Hall of Famer, a man who has done just about everything in his equally successful rules as owner, trainer and breeder. As Hovdey says, Nerud is “the living, breathing manifestation of the sport’s history […]

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Nerud encourages racing industry support for Hall of Fame

Legendary Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud has made a $20,000 donation to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and is encouraging others in the racing industry to make financial contributions to the Saratoga Springs non-profit organization:  “Membership in the Hall of Fame establishes you as someone with ability and integrity,” Nerud […]

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Nerud hopes racing industry will step up with Hall of Fame donations

Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, one of the founders of Breeders’ Cup, is hoping that his most recent donation of $20,000 to support the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will encourage others in the racing industry to follow, according to Brisnet. “Membership in the Hall of Fame establishes you as someone […]

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