Famed Racehorse Trainer Jack Van Berg Passes Away at 81

He fell one win short of Triple Crown prestige with Alysheba

LOS ANGELES — Jack Van Berg, who walked the barns of Southern California race tracks for more than 40 years and remained haunted by the Triple Crown he never won, died Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark., from complications of cancer. He was 81. Van Berg, always adorned in a cowboy hat befitting his upbringing in rural…



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