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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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BORN TO REIN Documentary Film National Screening: National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Hosts the National Premiere Screening of the documentary film BORN TO REIN on Tuesday, August 20th.

Meet & Greet the Co-Producers, Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., prior to the film screening in the Hall of Fame Gallery at 6:30 p.m. BORN TO REIN will be featured among many activities occurring at Saratoga Springs during the 150th Anniversary Week of the legendary Travers Stakes at the Saratoga Race Course. The timing of the documentary also coincides with 100th Anniversary of America’s First Triple Crown Winner, Sir Barton, who after retiring from racing also spent time in Nebraska, as a U.S. Army Remount Service Stallion at Fort Robinson near Crawford, NE.

The BORN TO REIN documentary film honors the lives and careers of native Nebraskans and National Hall of Fame Trainers – John Nerud of Minatare; and father-and-son trainers, Marion and Jack Van Berg of Columbus – and the how their horsemanship continues to impact and influence the national thoroughbred industry today.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductees interviewed for BORN TO REIN, include:

  • Bob Baffert, Two-Time Triple Crown Winning Trainer

  • Carl Nafzger, Trainer of Kentucky Derby winners, Unbridled and Street Sense

  • D. Wayne Lukas, Trainer of 24 Thoroughbred Champions

  • Bill Mott, Three-Time Eclipse Award Outstanding Trainer

  • Gary Stevens, Youngest jockey ever to surpass $100 million in career earnings

  • Pat Day, Jockey ranking fourth in all-time career victories with 8,803 wins

Other interesting #funfacts about #horseracing and what can be seen in #BORN TO REIN:

  • The Travers Stakes dates back to 1864, making it the oldest major Thoroughbred horse race in America. It was named after William R. Travers, who founded the Saratoga Race Course in 1863.

  • Born To Rein features the journey of a young, Minatare, Neb., native John A. Nerud, who first arrived in Saratoga Springs in 1937 and worked as a groom for the Jock Whitney Stables. Ironically, 20 years later in 1957, Nerud would train Gallant Man and win the Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Peter Pan Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Nassau County Handicap and Hibiscus Stakes. Gallant Man set a 1 1/8-mile track record at Saratoga in the Travers Stakes.

  • Marion Van Berg was the first Nebraskan ever to be inducted into the Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame; and the National Hall of Fame in 1970. His son, Jack Van Berg would be become the first trainer ever to reach a career high of 5,000 wins; and setting a record with 496 wins in one year.

  • Jack Van Berg was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1985.

  • John Nerud was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1972.

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