Keyword: Jack Van Berg

  • The Day Hansel Defied Lasix

    To set the stage for Hansel's Belmont victory, one must go back to Churchill Downs, where the colt had thrown in an inexplicably bad performance in the Kentucky Derby, finishing 10th after looking like a winner at the top of the stretch.

  • Kauai King

    Maryland Hall of Fame Class Selected

    Dave's Friend was one of the best sprinters in the nation and Kauai King developed into a two-time classic winner, still holding the distinction of being the only Maryland-bred to win the Kentucky Derby.

  • Judge Rules Against Keeneland, Van Berg

    A Kentucky judge has ruled that Keeneland acted improperly regarding a money transfer from a buyer's account and that ultimately trainer Jack Van Berg was wrong to request the transfer of funds.

  • Day By Day

    Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career, but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony.

  • Remington Park Meet Features Oklahoma Derby

    A daily purse structure of more than $200,000 and a 35-race stakes program worth $3.5 million have horsemen arriving from all over the country to Oklahoma City for the Remington Thoroughbred season that begins Aug. 15.

  • R.A.C.E. Fund to Hold Online Auction

    The R.A.C.E. Fund launches its 2014 drive with an online auction on eBay starting June 21 at 8 p.m. ET and ending on June 28 at 8 p.m. to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.

  • Hollywood Park's last day.

    Hollywood Park's Finale: That's a Wrap!

    Echoing crowds of yesteryear and making one last memory, fans flocked into Betfair Hollywood Park for a final time Dec. 22. They were there until the lights went out on the Track of Lakes and Flowers.

  • Desmond Koh

    Singapore Profiles - Trainer Desmond Koh

    Before becoming a local trainer in Singapore, Desmond Koh worked as an assistant trainer in the USA. Koh worked under Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for a while.

  • Contest Yields Names for Fair Grounds Races

    A contest that resulted in more than 300 entries from fans and employees at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has resulted in Battle of New Orleans and Van Berg Stakes as names for two new races on the track's calendar.

  • Slideshow: Alysheba

    Celebrating the career of Alysheba, 25 years after his Derby triumph.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg

    Van Berg to Assist in Fundraiser for Perrodin

    When the devastating news concerning the health issues of recently retired jockey E.J. Perrodin became public, Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg was one of the first people to volunteer his help.

  • Acclamation bounces to victory in the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8959496%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Acclamation Puts Jim Murray Foes to Sleep

    Acclamation earned his first graded stakes win and snapped an 11-race losing streak when he dominated his rivals in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) in a 14-1 upset on the Hollywood Park turf May 15.

  • Hollywood Park racetrack

    Inglewood Clears Way for Hollywood Demolition

    The Inglewood City Council approved a final environmental impact report and a significant land use revision June 3 that would allow the conversion of the 238-acre Hollywood Park racetrack site to a mixed use development.

  • Chris McCarron (left) and Jack Van Berg reminisce at the Memorial Service for Alysheba.

    Alysheba Remembered at Memorial Service

    Preston Madden, who bred Alysheba, called the 1988 Horse of Year and racing Hall of Fame member "a gift from heaven" during a memorial service for the pensioned stallion at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington April 29.

  • Frank Brothers

    Brothers Hanging Up His Saddle

    Frank Brothers, who has won more than 280 stakes in his career and is best known for training dual-classic winner Hansel, will be retiring at the end of March.

  • Alysheba arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 31, 2008.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6546991%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alysheba Arrives at Kentucky Horse Park

    Two-time champion and 1988 Horse of the Year Alysheba returned to his Kentucky roots Oct. 31 and took up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, where he will be admired by the fans he thrilled in his Hall of Fame career.

  • Congressman Ed Whitfield

    Congressman Criticizes Drug Policy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky opened a Feb. 27 congressional hearing on the use of steroids in sports by claiming leaders of horse racing have repeatedly failed on promises to self-regulate medication issues.

  • Kellyn Gorder

    The Making of a Trainer

    Kellyn Goder is a skilled horseman, one of the few trainers who actually deserve that distinction. He is not famous, but that is about to change. Gorder is on the verge of a breakthrough.

  • New 'Cushion Track' Attracts Out-of-Towners

    Hollywood Park, which will debut its Cushion Track for racing when its fall meet begins Nov. 1, is expecting some out-of-town trainers to send horses after the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, on pony, accompanying Quintons Gold Rush to the track at Churchill Downs.

    Asmussen Closer to Training Record

    Trainer Steve Asmussen is inching closer to the North American single-season record for wins by a trainer. As of Nov. 20, Asmussen has 492 wins on the year. The current single-season record is held by Jack Van Berg, who saddled 496 winners (from 2,362 starters) in 1976.

  • Trainer King Leatherbury (second from right) joins elite few winners of 6,000 races.

    At Last! Leatherbury Wins 6,000th Race

    History was made Saturday at Timonium when trainer King Leatherbury became only the third conditioner to saddle 6,000 winners as Cherokee Sunrise captured the seventh race on opening day of the state fair meet.

  • Wayne Catalano Fighting His Way to Top

    Growing up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Wayne Catalano learned early to fight for what he wanted. It was the kind of neighborhood where you didn't back down. "Life started out hard for me," Catalano said. "My mother raised five kids by herself. We weren't exactly what you call rich."

  • Decarchy, White Heart on Comeback Trail

    Decarchy, White Heart and Freedom Crest, three major stakes winners who all went to the sidelines this spring, are ready to launch comebacks Sunday in the $70,000-added Steinlen Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

  • Taliano Upends Elan in Barretts Juvenile

    Longshot Taliano ran down even-money favorite Elan in the stretch and pulled away to post a three-length win in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile at 6 1/2 furlongs at Fairplex Park Sunday.

  • Stewards to Van Berg: Pay Bill or Be Suspended

    Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg was notified he has until March 12 to pay off a longstanding veterinarian bill or face an indefinite suspension, stewards at Santa Anita Park ruled over the weekend.