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Magic Weisner's Comeback Abandoned

Magic Weisner, the Maryland-bred who nearly won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at 45-1 in 2002 has been retired, Nancy Alberts, his trainer, owner, breeder and exercise rider announced Saturday.

Magic Weisner Breezes at Pimlico

Magic Weisner, the 2002 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up who contracted West Nile Virus later that year, could return to racing. Owner/trainer Nancy Alberts has not given up hope, giving the 5-year-old a half-mile breeze in :49 4/5 at Pimlico Saturday morning.

Fogelsonger Departs Maryland a Winner

One day before leaving for the Southern California circuit, Ryan Fogelsonger won with his only mount on Wednesday's opening day of the Pimlico summer-fall meet, guiding Late Night Leader ($5) to a popular score in the sixth race for trainer Dale Capuano.

Magic Weisner's Miracle Comeback Begins Thursday

On Friday, moviegoers all across America will witness the emotional comeback of Seabiscuit and his jockey, Red Pollard, in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. One day earlier, at Laurel Race Course, another comeback will take place that is pretty remarkable in its own right.

James P. Simpson III, Trained Cormorant, Dies at 82

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Retired trainer James P. Simpson III, who trained grade I winner Cormorant and sold the dam of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Magic Weisner to Nancy Alberts for $1, died Sept. 16 at his Winchester, Va., home.

Magic Weisner Could Return to Training in Three Weeks

Magic Weisner, who burst onto the national stage after finishing just three-quarters of a length behind War Emblem in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) is back at the track and could return to training within the next three weeks after contracting the West Nile virus.

Magic Weisner Remains at New Bolton; Return to Track Delayed

Magic Weisner, the Preakness runner-up recovering from West Nile virus, was to have been released Thursday, Sept. 12, from the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania. But veterinarians at New Bolton decided to keep the 3-year-old gelding a couple of more days, according to Dr. Bob Vallance, the horse's Maryland veterinarian.

Magic Weisner Continues to Improve

Magic Weisner, the Preakness and Haskell Invititational runner-up, continues to show improvement from treatments he is receiving at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. The 3-year-old is being treated with anti-inflammatory medications for the signs of encephalitis.

Alberts Still Hoping For The Mig; Puck in Fast Workout

Although jockey Richard Migliore has pretty much committed to riding Iron Deputy in Sunday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, trainer Nancy Alberts is still hoping Migliore will somehow wind up back on Magic Weisner in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap on the same day.

Puck Preps in 1:13 for Haskell

Classic Contenders' Puck, winner of the Long Branch Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) in his last start, had his final serious drill for the Aug. 4 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Thursday morning at Monmouth Park when he worked six furlongs in 1:13 with Juan Arias aboard.

Baffert to Alberts: Just Have Fun

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem, said on a national teleconference Thursday he is going to try to enjoy his third attempt at a Triple Crown sweep, and advised Magic Weisner's trainer Nancy Alberts to do the same.

Triple Crown Threat: War Emblem Wins Preakness

War Emblem will have shot to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner following his dramatic victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. Following a wire-to-wire score in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) two weeks ago, jockey Victor Espinoza rated War Emblem off a quick pace, got to the lead on the turn, then held off a strong rally by Maryland-bred Magic Weisner to win by three-quarters of a length.

Smoked Em Wires Tesio Field; Include Wins by Nine

G Three Stable's Smoked Em set unpressured fractions en route to a two-length win over Magic Weisner in Saturday's $107,250 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico. Smoked Em's victory snapped 9-10 favorite Magic Weisner's five-race winning streak.

Magic Weisner Posts Maryland Juvenile Surprise

Magic Weisner, a foal of 1999 bred, owned, and trained by Nancy Alberts, ran down Invent in deep stretch to score a $26.20 surprise over state-bred rivals in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship Stakes at Laurel on Monday.

Magic Weisner Posts Maryland Juvenile Surprise

Magic Weisner, a foal of 1999 bred, owned, and trained by Nancy Alberts, ran down Invent in deep stretch to score a $26.20 surprise over state-bred rivals in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship Stakes at Laurel on Monday.

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