07/29/2009 12:00AM

Halpern to yield post at California Thoroughbred Trainers


Ed Halpern will resign his position as executive director of the California Thoroughbred Trainers association at the end of the year, he said on Wednesday.

Halpern said his contract expires on Dec. 31, and that he "won't seek to renew it or extend it."

Halpern, 67, has worked for the trainers' association since December 1999. He said he will pursue other opportunities, including an existing real estate business, and may continue to train a small stable.