| January 24
||Book signing at Sam Houston Race Park;
5p - 8p
||Saturday||FG||Book signing & The Van Berg Stakes|
||Book signing & RTCA Golf Charity/Auction|
||Remember Me Horse Rescue Gala/Auction|
||Book Signing & Illinois Derby|
| June 27
||Friday||HP||Book Signing & Opening Night; Hazel Park Raceway; Detroit, MI first
Thoroughbred meet in 30 years; 7:30p post
| July 12
||Saturday||LS||Book signing at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie (DFW), Texas
| July 19
||Saturday||Arp||Book signing at Arapahoe Park; Aurora, CO; noon - 3p.
| October 18
||Saturday||TuP|| Book signing at Turf Paradise; Phoenix, AZ; noon - 3p
||Saturday||Fon||Kentucky Derby Day, Fonner Park; Grand Island, NE|
||Saturday||Hpo||Horsemen’s Park; Omaha, NE|
||Friday||Pim||Black-Eyed Susan Day; Pimlico Racecourse; Baltimore, MD|
Preakness Day; Louisiana Downs; Bossier City, LA
||Saturday||Boi||Belmont Stakes Day; Les Bois Park; Boise Idaho (Jack and Chris)|
||Saturday||Prm||Cornhusker Handicap (Jack and Chris)
||Saturday||Hol||Gold Cup Day at Hollywood Park|
Million Preview Day at Arlington Park (Jack and Chris)
||Sunday||KHP||Kentucky Horse Park; Lexington, KY "Battle in the Saddle"|
||Monday||FT||Fasig-Tipton; Lexington, KY - July Select Racing Age Sale|
||Saturday||Sar||National Museum of Racing: 10a - noon; Sar Racecourse: 12:30p-?
*look for JVB at the Fasig-Tipton NY Bred Preferred Sale at 7p
||Cls||Book signings at Columbus Days Festivities: daytime and Columbus Races: at night
| August 30
||Chris Kotulak book signing in front of the Ruidoso Downs Gift Shop from 12pm - 2pm.
Chris will also be signing his book at the Track Magazine booth during the Ruidoso Select Sale.
| September 14
||Delaware Owners Day; Delaware Park; Wilmington, DE|
| September 29
||RP||Oklahoma Derby; Remington Park, OKC, OK
| October 19
|| West Virginia Breeders Classic Weekend; Charles Town Races, WV *entire dates & details to follow
| November 16
||Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame; Retama Park, San Antonio, TX|
MEDIA ALERT! Conference Call Thurs. Sept. 19, 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET
JACK VAN BERG ON MEDIA CALL THURS. TO TALK ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP, NEW BOOK, THE INDUSTRY AND RACING IN CALIFORNIA
WHO: Best-known for training 1987 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Alysheba, JACK VAN BERG is one of the sport’s most accomplished horsemen. Van Berg’s most prominent Breeders’ Cup moment came in 1988, when Alysheba won the Breeders’ Cup Classic. His new book , Jack, From Grit To Glory, chronicles his record-breaking life in the sport of kings.
He will be at the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 working as Expert Handicapper and Special Guest for “Breeders’ Cup Experiences,” the Breeders’ Cup’s travel/experience program for fans who want to do horse racing’s championship weekend in a special way.
WHAT: With November fast approaching, Van Berg will weigh in on Breeders’ Cup contenders, his role with Breeders’ Cup Experiences, his plans regarding California racing, the book and prospects for the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
Contact: Steve Griffith, Vizion Group PR, firstname.lastname@example.org, 484 433 7757; Loren Hebel-Osborne, Breeders’ Cup Experiences, email@example.com, 502 558 7801
THIS SATURDAY AT LES BOIS
It appears that the fans at Les Bois Park are in for a real treat this Saturday when Chris Kotulak and Thoroughbred Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg show up with their new book: JACK - From Grit To Glory.As it turns out, Kotulak can do more that just talk into a microphone. The story of the father-son Hall of Fame team of Marion and Jack Van Berg is full of facts and testimony from the days at the tracks in Nebraska to the winner’s circle after big races from the West Coast to the East Coast and everywhere in between.
Kotulak, who was the best thing that ever happened to TVG and who today is direly missed on their daily
programming, grew up at the Nebraska tracks where the Van Bergs wrote much of their early history. With the help of several in the Van Berg family and many who were on the Van Berg payroll, Kotulak tells this story the way no one else could.
There’s a lot of people in the book whose names you will recognize: like Schvaneveldt, Lukas, Asmussen . . . and even Pumphrey, Carson, Hudson and McAdams! Blane Schvaneveldt’s long-time friends Duayne Didericksen and Mark Brown had a lot to do with getting Van Berg and Kotulak to Les Bois this weekend. And we hear that Brown is even going to take Kotulak fly-fishing. We hope they send pictures.
If you’re interested in buying this very good book, go to: www. jackfromgrittoglory.com.