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Trainer Nancy Alberts Dies at 65

The Maryland racing community lost one of its most interesting personalities when trainer Nancy Alberts passed away late Tuesday night at Georgetown Medical Center. The 65-year-old, who suffered a stroke April 17, is just one of 13 female conditioners to saddle a Preakness Stakes starter.

Alberts was the trainer, owner, breeder and exercise rider for 2002 Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) runner-up Magic Weisner. The Maryland-bred gelding just missed winning Maryland's signature race at odds of 45-1, rallying from far back to finish just three-quarters of a length behind War Emblem.
 

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