June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Historic Midwest Theater
BORN TO REIN will premiere in three Nebraska cities and venues including the Historic Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff!
— Friday, May 31st @ 7:30 p.m.
— Saturday, June 1st @ 7:30 p.m.
Meet the Filmmakers* after each screening. Ticket prices are $7.00 for Adults; $4.00 for Midwest Members & Students. No passes, coupons, corp or gold cards accepted.
Born To Rein features the journey of a young, Minatare, Neb., native John A. Nerud, who first arrived in Saratoga Springs in 1937 and worked as a groom for the Jock Whitney Stables. Ironically, 20 years later in 1957, Nerud would train Gallant Man and win the Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, Peter Pan Stakes, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Nassau County Handicap and Hibiscus Stakes. Gallant Man set a 1 1/8-mile track record at Saratoga in the Travers Stakes.
Marion Van Berg was the first Nebraskan ever to be inducted into the Nebraska Racing Hall of Fame; and the National Hall of Fame in 1970. His son, Jack Van Berg would be become the first trainer ever to reach a career high of 5,000 wins; and setting a record with 496 wins in one year
Jack Van Berg was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1985.
John Nerud was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 1972.
*Jody L. Lamp & Melody Dobson
Co-Founders, American Doorstop Project
Co-Producers, Born To Rein