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Will Walden, Son Of WinStar CEO, Joins Training Ranks

Will Walden at the 2021 Keeneland September sale

A new face in the training ranks this spring is 31-year-old Will Walden, son of WinStar Farm President/CEO and Racing Manager Elliott Walden.

“I just got my license two or three months ago,” said Walden, who hopes to have his first starter during the Keeneland Spring Meet.

“I've got all babies.”

Elliott Walden, who won the 1998 Belmont (G1) with Victory Gallop, won 116 races at Keeneland, including 22 stakes. He retired from training in 2005, and much of the equipment from his shedrow has found a second life with Will.

“He kept a lot of stuff in storage just in case one of us (kids) got in the business,” Will said.

And the best advice father gave son about starting a training career?

“Be decisive,” Will said, “and don't be afraid to humble yourself and ask for help.”

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