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|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Laurel Turf Cup Handicap (1954)
Preakness Stakes (1972)
Coaltown, Silver Spoon, Tempted|
Bold Bidder, Bee Bee Bee
Glen Eldon Nelson (born c.1928) is a retired American jockey in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing who competed primarily at tracks on the East Coast of the United States and who is best known for winning the 1972 Preakness Stakes.
In 1948, Eldon Nelson married Betty Rose Coffman (1930-2005) with whom he had two children.
During a career that spaned four decades, Nelson rode for some of the leading stables in the country including Henry and Jane Lunger's Christiana Stables, Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable, as well as the renowned Calumet Farm. On February 28, 1949 at Hialeah Park Race Track in Hialeah, Florida he rode Calumet's future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame colt Coaltown to a win that equalled the world record of 1:47 3/5 for a mile-and-an-eighth on dirt. 
Eldon Nelson had two mounts in the Belmont Stakes with his best result in 1957 when he rode Inside Tract to a second-place finish behind Gallant Man. On May 29, 1972, the forty-four-year-old Nelson earned the most important win of his career. In his fourth mount in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series, on a sloppy Pimlico Race Course he rode the William S. Farish III colt Bee Bee Bee to victory.
Eldon Nelson retired in 1973. He and his wife returned to live on their farm near Cedar Vale, Kansas.
- May 29, 1972 Sports Illustrated article on Eldon Nelson's win in the 1972 Preakness Stakes titled Give An A-plus To Bee Bee Bee