Articles posted December 31, 2001

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Maryland Handle Edges Upward 1 Percent in 2001

The Maryland Jockey Club reported that pari-mutuel handle from all sources totaled $535,813,090 in 2001, compared to $530,833,234 in 2000, despite the fact that there were three less live Thoroughbred days and 14 fewer Standardbred days run during the year. The increase in total handle was just 1 percent.

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.

Trainer Robbins Adjusts to Life Without Tiznow

Trainer Robbins Adjusts to Life Without Tiznow

He sits back at his desk, staring out the window and into his thoughts. "Right now, we're about as down as we've been in a long time. We don't have much here," the trainer remarks candidly. "Yeah, this is gonna be slow for a while." The stable hands carry out their duties quietly, though activity in a five-horse barn is decidedly minimal. The phone no longer rings off the hook. Reporters, once a constant, now chase stories elsewhere. There are very few hints, in fact, that just weeks ago, this was home to every trainer's dream.

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