06/27/2005 11:00PM

Walden to stop training


Elliott Walden will discontinue training as of the end of the Churchill Downs meeting July 10 to accept a job as vice president in charge of racing and bloodstock services for WinStar Farm, according to a press release put out by the farm on Tuesday evening.

Walden has trained primarily for WinStar the last three years. In his new position he will serve as WinStar's racing manager, and as a liasion between trainers and prospective stallion owners, according to Doug Cauthen, WinStar's president.

Walden, 42, has trained for 21 years and developed numerous Grade 1 winners, including Whitney and Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop, Haskell winner Menifee, and Spinster winner Plenty of Light.

During his career Walden saddled 1,017 winners and had stable earnings of $45.8 million. This year he won with 16 of his 93 starters.