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  • In Search of the True Milers

    So, one must ask: When is a mile not a mile? In a pure horse racing sense it is a mile run around two turns instead of the more traditional flat mile around one turn.

  • Dr. Fager, under 134 pounds and on turf for the first time, guts out a victory in the 1968 United Nations Handicap

    Look Back: Dr. Fager Delivers on Turf in United Nations

    This week is the race recap of the 1968 United Nations Handicap won by Dr. Fager written by Dave Hooper titled "Dr. Fager Proving His Class; Rivals among those convinced after great duel with Advocator."

  • John Nerud and the Making of Arrogate

    John Nerud's influence can be found in both the male and female family of Arrogate, the sensational Travers, Breeders' Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup winner who set off a frenzy of superlatives with his incredible victory in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Champagne Room

    TOBA December Member of the Month

    On Nov 5, Michael Cavey and Nancy Temple had a reason to pop some bubbly. At 33-1, Champagne Room, bred in the name of their Respite Farm, stamped herself as the probable champion 2yo filly with a 3/4 victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

  • Quiet American

    Quiet End to an Era

    Passing almost unnoticed in early October was the death of Quiet American, one of the most intriguingly successful, yet somewhat overlooked, members of a tribe whose physical attributes have revolutionized racing and breeding in North America. 

  • 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?

  • 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

    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.

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    Another Chapter for John Nerud

    Even though Final Chapter isn't a 'typical' Nerud, he may yet prove a fitting epilogue to the story of one of the great figures of the American turf.

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    Nerud 3-Year-Old Wins Again at Big A

    Final Chapter, a 3-year-old homebred for 102-year-old John Nerud, has emerged as a potential stakes horse after beating winners for the first time Feb. 26, winning by six widening lengths in a razor-sharp 1:11.

  • Dr. Charles Fager, Horse's Namesake, Dies

    Dr. Charles Fager, the world-renowned neurosurgeon who saved the life of John Nerud and for whom the immortal Dr. Fager was named, died peacefully at his Boston suburb home April 8. He was 90.

  • John Nerud

    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.

  • Nerud Plea for Hall of Fame Support (Video)

    Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud made a generous gift Nov. 3 to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and made a plea for the all industry participants to support the organization.

  • 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

    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 (Video)

    Part I: Hall of Famer John Nerud talks about the high-profile trainers whose careers he helped start, the need for a national commissioner for Thoroughbred racing, changes with the Breeders' Cup World Championship, and more.

  • 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.

  • John Nerud in 2004

    National Museum to Get Nerud Collection

    Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud has bequeathed his collection of trophies, awards, and works of art to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

  • 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.

  • Cozzene

    BC Winner/Sire Cozzene Dead

    Cozzene, a champion and Breeders' Cup winner and sire of two Breeders' Cup winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Colonel John battles El Gato Malo to the wire in the Sham (gr. III) March 1 at Santa Anita.<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%3D3724305%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Dan Liebman

    In It To Win It

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - 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.