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Saturday June 1 2019 at 7:30 PM
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× Born To Rein commemorates the lives and accomplishments of native Nebraskans and National Hall of Fame Horsemen, John A. Nerud of Minatare, and father-and-son Marion and Jack Van Berg of Columbus. Nerud, a Navy veteran and one of America’s most accomplished and revered thoroughbred horse trainers and breeders, co- founded the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was inducted into the National Museum of Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1972.

Marion Van Berg was the nation’s leading owner in racing victories 14 times and was the first Nebraskan inducted into the Nebraska Horse Racing Hall of Fame; and the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1970. Like his father, Jack Van Berg set records for the most wins. He was the first trainer in America ever to achieve 5,000 wins; with 496 wins in one year. His best horse, Alysheba, won the 1987 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic, and was Horse of the Year in 1988. Jack Van Berg was inducted into the National Museum of Horse Racing and Hall of Fame in 1985.

Venue

Midwest Theater
1707 Broadway
Scottsbluff NE 69361


Performance Notes

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 how their horsemanship continues to impact and influence the national thoroughbred industry today.
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This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.