poster for event


Runs from Friday May 31 2019 to Saturday June 1 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes


Midwest Theater
1707 Broadway
Scottsbluff NE 69361

Performance Notes

× 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.

Buy To This Event Directions