Keyword: Walden

  • First Foal Born at Pauls Mill

    A Bernardini filly foaled Jan. 19 is the first horse born at Paul Mills near Versailles, Ky., since Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, purchased the farm in 2008.

  • Mister Baileys Dead

    Mister Baileys, a stakes-record-setting English classic winner who stood several seasons in Kentucky, has died at the age of 18 because of lengthy complications from grass sickness.

  • U S Ranger

    Champion U S Ranger to Pauls Mill

    Irish champion U S Ranger has been retired from racing and will stand at Ben P. Walden Jr.'s Pauls Mill near Versailles, Ky., in 2010.

  • Artie Schiller, Bellamy Road to Pauls Mill

    Ben P. Walden Jr., president of Hurricane Hall near Lexington, has announced that the farm's stallion operation will be relocated to his newly purchased 265-acre Pauls Mill near Versailles, Ky.

  • Stakes Producer Mackie Euthanized

    Mackie, who sold for big prices at auction, was euthanized March 18 because of foaling complications while delivering an offspring by Any Given Saturday.

  • Waldens Sell Gracefield

    Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, prominent members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry, have sold their 310-acre farm near Lexington. The property, called Gracefield, was purchased by Robert and Lisa Lourie of Setauket, New York, for an undisclosed amount.

  • IEAh Buys Court Vision

    International Equine Acquisitions Holdings has acquired an ownership interest in grade II winner Court Vision with an eye toward the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Artie Schiller's first foal, a colt born Jan. 9 at Penn Farm near Lexington.

    Artie Schiller's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by Breeders' Cup winner Artie Schiller is a colt born Jan. 9 at Penn Farm near Lexington.

  • Teuflesberg to Stud

    Grade II winner Teuflesberg will enter stud at Hurricane Hall near Lexington for a fee of $10,000.

  • English Channel will Stand at Hurricane Hall.

    English Channel to Stand at Hurricane Hall

    English Channel, who ran his way into a championship by way of his overwhelming score in the Oct. 27 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Hurricane Hall near Lexington.

  • Bellamy Road to Stand at Hurricane Hall

    Bellamy Road, record-setting winner of the 2005 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct, will enter stud at Hurricane Hall near Lexington.

  • Walden Says Bluegrass Cat to Run in Travers

    Elliott Walden, racing manager for WinStar Farm, breeder and owner of Bluegrass Cat, said Wednesday that the colt will run next in the Travers (gr. I) on Aug. 26.

  • Triple Crown Bid Busters: Spoil-Sports

    It's not easy playing the role of villain in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). They're the guys wearing the black hats, the party poopers, the evil-doers of the Triple Crown. In the last 35 years, there have been three Triple Crown winners, and 11 horses that fell short in the 1 1/2-mile "Test of a Champion."

  • Dyna Da Wyna takes four-horse photo to finish Stravinsky romp.

    Dyna Da Wyna Wins Tight Stravinsky Finish

    Favored Dyna Da Wyna prevailed in a four-horse photo finish to win the $85,575 Stravinsky Stakes for fillies and mares at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf.

  • Ipi Tombe May Return to Jogging at Churchill Downs

    Two months after she injured a left leg during a four-furlong workout on the dirt at Churchill Downs, turf superstar Ipi Tombe continues to recover and is slowly making her way back to the racetrack.

  • Humor, Frolic Liven Up Turfway Breeders' Cup

    Awesome Humor, the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) runner-up, and millionaire Smok'n Frolic share top billing for Saturday's Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) on the Kentucky Cup card at Turfway Park. The 1 1/16-miles race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up as a $175,000 purse and will go off at 6:05 p.m. EST.

  • Blushing Indian Out to Rock the Cradle

    Blushing Indian, second to Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Chapel Royal in his last start, heads a field of 10 for Monday's Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes at River Downs. At 1 1/16 miles, the $200,000 Cradle is the first big-money stakes for 2-year-olds around two turns.

  • Walden Leaning Towards Beverly D. With Ipi Tombe

    South African champion mare Ipi Tombe, who was born in Zimbabwe, has a Zulu name that translates to "where are the girls,." If trainer Elliott Walden has his way she will run "where the girls are" during Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing Aug. 16.

  • Ipi Tombe Breezes at Churchill Downs

    South African champion Ipi Tombe, a dazzling winner over males in the Dubai Duty Free on the Dubai World Cup undercard, turned in her second U.S. breeze on Thursday for new trainer Elliott Walden.

  • WinStar Hires Walden as Private Trainer

    WinStar Farm announced today that trainer Elliott Walden will become the private trainer for the farm. Prior to the announcement, the public-stable trainer had conditioned about 90% of WinStar's horses.

  • Indygo Shiner Successful in Turf Debut

    Making his turf racing debut Saturday while equipped with blinkers for the first time, Joseph Lacombe and Frank and Jane Lyon's Indygo Shiner earned a neck-length victory in the $282,500 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Just A Game for License Fee

    The successful team of trainer Elliott Walden and rider Pat Day teamed up with the 6-year-old mare License Fee to capture the $175,000 Grade III Just A Game Breeders' Cup Handicap over a mile on the Belmont Park turf. License Fee was sent off as the slight 2-1 favorite in the field of 12. Owned by WinStar Farm, License Fee won for the 16th time in 42 lifetime starts. She has earned nearly $1.2 million in her career.

  • License Fee, with Pat Day in the irons, wins the Gallorette.

    License to Win Stakes Races

    By being spotted right, License Fee has amassed earnings of over $1 million. No huge hits, just consistency. She did it again Friday at Pimlico, flying home to win the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. III) over import Starina.

  • Brahms Under Consideration for Met Mile

    Elliot Walden-trained Brahms finished third in the 1 1/8-mile Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) in his most recent start and will race next in a one-mile, grade I race. Walden is considering either the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on the main track at Belmont Park, or the Shoemaker Mile on the Hollywood Park turf course for Brahm's next start. Others under consideration for the Met Mile include Bobby Hurley's 3-year-old Songandaprayer, the Todd Pletcher-trained pair of Trippi and Left Bank, Oaklawn Park Handicap (gr. I) winner Traditionally, and Carter Handicap (gr. I) winner Peeping Tom.

  • License Fee, shown winning the Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    License Fee Goes Wire-To-Wire in Sixty Sails

    Winstar Farms' License Fee was allowed to set a moderate pace and then drew away to a five-length victory in Sunday's $300,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) at Sportsman's Park. Under Larry Melancon, License Fee completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.11 on a fast track. She earned $180,000 for the win, her 14th in 40 career starts, to boost her career earnings past the $1 million mark.

  • Meetyouathebrig rolls to victory in Saturday's Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Meetyouathebrig Romps in Derby Trial

    Meetyouathebrig stalked the early leaders from mid-pack and blew by the field in the stretch to win Saturday's $100,000 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) by 6 1/4 lengths on opening day of the Churchill Downs meet. Under Robby Albarado, the Elliott Walden-trained winner completed the mile in 1:36.44 on a fast track.

  • Heritage of Gold Draws Inside Post for Spinster

    Heritage of Gold drew the rail and was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $543,000-added Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland. The seven-horse field also includes Plenty of Light, Roza Robata, Spain, and Ruby Surprise.

  • Gino's Spirits, ridden by jockey Edgar Prado, wins the Noble Damsel Handicap at Belmont Park Saturday.

    Gino's Spirits Tops Noble Damsel

    Peter Bradley and Thomas VanMeter II's Gino's Spirits saved ground along the inside and rallied through the stretch to win the $111,200 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Ben Walden Jr.

    Waldens Return to Farm Ownership

    Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, founders and former owners of Vinery, have a new venture. The couple purchased one of three tracts of land previously comprising Castleton Farm near Lexington, and plan to raise yearlings owned by them in partnership with Jim and Pat Bohanon on the 192-acre property.

  • License Fee winning the Ballston Spa under Pat Day.

    License Fee Breezes Toward Diana Handicap

    License Fee breezed four furlongs over the turf training course at Saratoga Wednesday in preparation for Monday’s $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IIT), in which she will likely face Stronach Stables’ turf distaff star Perfect Sting.