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Liam Puts Nerud on the Map Again

Liam Puts Nerud on the Map Again

How do you choose the crowning legacy of a person's career, especially when that person is John Nerud, who had so many careers and has left so many legacies it's difficult to single one out? read blog

Inside the August 22, 2015 Issue

Inside the August 22, 2015 Issue

John Nerud (1913-2015): Steve Haskin remembers the legendary trainer, innovator, and mentor and more in the August 22, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

The Legacy of John Nerud

The Legacy of John Nerud

Although his body steadily deteriorated over the past couple of years, his mind refused to follow and he still was looking for ways to improve the sport, NYRA, and the Breeders' Cup right up until his final breath. read blog

Nerud to Turn 100; Fans Can Send Greetings

Nerud to Turn 100; Fans Can Send Greetings

Legendary trainer and visionary John Nerud turns 100 Feb. 9, and friends and fans are encouraged to post greetings and comments on website devoted to the event.

John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 3

John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 3

In part 3, John Nerud talks about the rivalry between Dr. Fager and Damascus, and some of the owners and trainers of the 1950s. He also shares his views on the impact of today's mega-stables, the changes the sport has undergone with the growth of the commercial market, and the importance of doing business with honesty and integrity. Watch Part 1 or Part 2 of the John Nerud video series.

John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 2

John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 2

In the second segment, John Nerud remembers growing up on a Nebraska farm in a family of nine children and riding at country fairs. He also talks about starting out as trainer/exercise rider/groom of his young stable, his big break getting Gallant Man, and many of great horses he trained. Watch Part 1 or Part 3 of the John Nerud video series.

Bloodhorse.com Videos Feature Nerud Interview

Bloodhorse.com is now presenting an engaging and entertaining three-part video interview series featuring legendary trainer, owner, and breeder John Nerud, who at age 96 shares keen observations on where racing has been and where its future lies.

John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 1

John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 1

A unique three-part video series featuring the legendary trainer, owner, and breeder John Nerud, who at 96 shares keen observations on where racing has been and where its future lies. Part I: The Hall of Famer talks about the high-profile trainers whose careers he helped start, the need for a national commissioner, the Breeders' Cup, the future of synthetics, and more. Watch Part 2 or Part 3 of the John Nerud video series.

And They're Off: Valentine's Edition

And They're Off: Valentine's Edition

Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. In this Valentine's Day edition, Lenny and Steve evaluate the recent Derby preps, discuss the Preakness infield experience, touch on Nicanor's debut, celebrate the 96th Birthday of John Nerud, and more.

Ky. Derby Trail: The Cat and the Colonel

Ky. Derby Trail: The Cat and the Colonel

So, did Saturday's Sham Stakes (gr. III) showcase two exceptional 3-year-olds or was it simply about two top horses running agonizingly slow early and coming home fast late over a synthetic surface? We'll know the answer when they hit the quarter pole at Churchill Downs on May 3.

In It To Win It

In It To Win It

By Dan Liebman - On the night of the 36th Eclipse Awards Jan. 22 in Beverly Hills, Calif., every equine flat winner had one thing in common: all raced on Breeders' Cup World Championships day.

Nerud to Receive Eclipse for Lifetime Achievement in Racing

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 11 that John Nerud, one of America's most successful and influential Thoroughbred horsemen, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.

South American Sire Sensation Roy Dead

Roy, who was one of the best sires in South American history, and who secured a place in the history books by reaching the 100 mark by number of stakes winners, died Jan. 7 of a respiratory ailment at Haras La Esperanza in Argentina.

Veteran Trainer Tony Hemmerick, 75, Dies

Veteran Florida horse trainer Anthony (Tony) Hemmerick passed away Wednesday night at Hollywood Regional Hospital near Miami after suffering a stomach aneurysm. He was 75.

Carry That Weight

By Gary West -- Recent weighty events at Santa Anita suggest that handicaps have become anachronistic. The events also recall a story that's ancient according to some calendars but nevertheless illuminating.

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