Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
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Hall of Fame horse trainer John Nerud, who oversaw champions Dr. Fager, Gallant Man and Ta Wee, turns 100 today.
He plans to mark the occasion the following day at Sands Point Golf Club near his home in Old Brookville, N.Y.
Nerud trained 27 stakes winners and had more than 1,000 wins in a training career that began in 1935 and continued through 1978. He developed the Tartan Farms breeding program and was instrumental in transforming Ocala, Fla., into a major thoroughbred center. He helped found the Breeders' Cup and was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame in 1972. He is its oldest living member.
Born in Minatare, Neb., on Feb. 9, 1913, Nerud developed his first champion, the sprinter Delegate, in 1949. Nerud's best horse was Hall of Famer Dr. Fager, the 1968 Horse of the Year. Other champions trained by Nerud include Hall of Famer Ta Wee, Dr. Patches, and Intentionally.
"Mr. Nerud enjoyed one of the greatest careers of any trainer in the 20th century and we wish him a happy 100th birthday and continued good health," said Christopher Dragone, director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
"It kind of depends on how he looks. I have seen the guy hit three times. I don't go on somebody telling me where he can hit. I go on what I see once I see him." -- Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, on where Ben Revere will fit into the batting order.
Mike Gross takes a closer look at Penn State's first recruiting class under Bill O'Brien in the Sunday News. Also slated are Dustin Leed's coverage of the Hershey Bears-Binghamton game and Joel Schreiner's report on Millersville-West Chester men's basketball.