Will Walden

Dazzlingdominika Sells for $120,000 at Fasig's Ready Made Flash Racing Sale

Dazzlingdominika (Ghostzapper), a two-year-old filly who broke her maiden at Churchill Downs May 13 for trainer Will Walden, sold for $120,000 as the sole offering in Fasig-Tipton Digital's Ready Made Racing Flash Sale, which closed Thursday. Eric Waller purchased the filly from consignor Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Ready Made Racing. Bidding opened on Monday, May 23 at noon EDT and closed Thursday, May 26 at 2 p.m. EDT. A new venture, Ready Made Racing bought the Ghostzapper filly as a yearling for $30,000 at the 2021 Keeneland September...

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'Flash Sale' a Perfect Opportunity for Ready Made Racing

When Dazzlingdominika (Ghostzapper) won a May 13 maiden special weight race at Churchill her connections were ready to pounce. The 2-year-old filly had become a hot commodity and they wanted to cash in. In year's past that would have meant selling her privately or waiting for the next horses of racing age sale on the calendar. Instead, she will be sold Thursday by Fasig-Tipton in a one-horse digital, "flash sale," a new means of selling horses that promises to make it easier for those looking to move horses fast. "This...

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Will Walden Gets First Training Victory at Churchill

2nd-Churchill Downs, $86,540, Msw, 5-13, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.73, ft, 1 length. DAZZLINGDOMINIKA (f, 2, Ghostzapper--Trappingsofsilver, by Trappe Shot) improved for a seventh to 'TDN Rising Star' Love Reigns (Ire) (U S Navy Flag) sprinting over the Keeneland turf course Apr. 29 to become the first winner in the young career of trainer Will Walden Friday at Churchill Downs. Quickly into stride from her outside draw, the chestnut was overtaken to her outside by Ski Slope (Frosted) with 3 1/2 furlongs to race, but held her spot at the fence...

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Will Walden Launches Training Career

It wasn't that long ago that Will Walden, recovering from substance addiction, was working the morning shift at Wendy's, walking a mile and a half, sometimes in the snow, to get to a job where his duties included scraping old ketchup packets off of the concrete in the parking lot. "I got to a place that I'm not proud of. I was at the end of my rope. I was broken," Walden said. But his time at Wendy's, as humbling as it may have been, was an important step. He...

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