Ben Walden Jr. joins Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club

One of America’s most recognized thoroughbred minds has been appointed as the Chief Operating Offier for the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club.

Ben Walden Jr. has immediately joined the management team of the Club with the first race day under his care being this Sunday’s Independence Day Race Day.

  • In a career defined by high achievement, Mr Walden has:
    established, developed and successfully run a series of high profile businesses in the
  • United States headlined by Vinery Stud, Grace Field, Hurricane Hall and Pauls Mill;
  • been a consultant to Frank Stronach in the commercial operations of Adena Springs;
  • been a racing official across a portfolio of roles at tracks such as Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, Delaware Park, Laurel Park, Meadowlands, Oaklawn Park, Monmouth Park;
  • bred 107 individual stakes winners; and
  • been a long time successful racehorse owner and has a detailed understanding of the needs of owners and trainers.

“Ben Walden comes to Saint Lucia with a wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to his contribution here,” said Teo Ah Khing, Chairman of the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club.

The appointment of Mr Walden follows the creation of an Events Management Team which is lead by Ms Jemmina Conchon.