John Nerud

John Nerud

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Nerud to Turn 100; Fans Can Send Greetings

Hall of Fame trainer turns 100 Feb. 9 with big party planned the following day.

Hall of Fame Trainer John Nerud will celebrate his 100th birthday Feb. 9. 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 Breeders' Cup.

In an effort to preserve Nerud's legacy and to allow his friends and admirers an opportunity to send Nerud a birthday greeting, a website at has been developed. The site, created by LGB LLC allows its visitors to post comments, anecdotes, tales, myths, stories, and a greeting to the soon-to-be centenarian.

Friends and fans are encouraged to pay tribute to Nerud. A party in Nerud's honor will be held Feb. 10, and pictures of the event will be posted to the site after the birthday celebration.