The BORN TO REIN Commemorative Guide compliments and accompanies the award-winning documentary film, Born To Rein, and features communities throughout the state of Nebraska and its most accomplished National Hall of Fame horsemen. Like the film, the Commemorative Guide commemorates the lives and accomplishments of native Nebraskans and National Hall of Fame Horsemen, John A. Nerud of Minatare, NE; and father-and-son Marion and Jack Van Berg of Columbus, NE.
- Paper Back
- 45 pages
- Maps of filming sites
- Places to Visit
- The making/behind the scenes of filming
- Autobiographies of famous Nebraskan Horse Racers
Quick Summary of the Film:
Nerud, a Navy veteran and one of America’s most accomplished and revered thoroughbred horse trainers and breeders, co- founded the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Classic. He was inducted into the National Museum of Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1972. Marion Van Berg was the nation’s leading owner in racing victories 14 times and was the first Nebraskan inducted into the Nebraska Horse Racing Hall of Fame; and the first Nebraskan to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1970. Like his father, Jack Van Berg set records for the most wins. He was the first trainer in America ever to achieve 5,000 wins; with 496 wins in one year. His best horse, Alysheba, won the 1987 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic, and was Horse of the Year in 1988. Jack Van Berg was inducted into the National Museum of Horse Racing and Hall of Fame in 1985.
The co-founders of the American Doorstop Project and co-authors of “A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living”, Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson, share the untold and forgotten stories about Nebraska’s role in the thoroughbred horse training and breeding, and national horse racing industries.