Roses Gem Gains More Honors in Nebraska Poll: Vanberg Star Unanimously Voted States Leading Horse of Year, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06


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Roses Gem Gains More Honors in Nebraska Poll VanBerg Star UnanimouslyVoted States Leading Horse of Year OMAHA. Nebr., May 5. — Roses Gem, who two days ago was named the Nebraska-bred three-year-old of 1957, today was unanimously voted as the Nebraska-bred of the Year. The star of M. H. VanBergs stable, a son of Royal Gem H. and Rose Red, earned 7,395 in 1957 to easily be the biggest money-winner of Nebraska-breds. Judging the contest were Ralph Boomer, secretary of the Nebraska State Racing Commission; Dean Williams of Daily Racing Form and Howard Wolff, sports editor of the Omaha World-Herald. The contest, according to E. F. Pettis, chairman of Ak-Sar-Bens race committee, was conducted to promote the thoroughbred breeding industry of Nebraska and encourage it to even higher goals. Ak-Sar-Ben will honor Roses Genv along with Curley Kem and Royal Leo, the two-year-olds of 1957; MacMullen, the Older Horse of the Year, and the breeder of the year at a special banquet during the civic organizations May 20-July 5 meeting. VanBerg will receive plaques for Roses Gems two honors.

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