Walden, Prominent Maryland Horseman, Succumbs at 80, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-21


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Walden, Prominent Maryland Horseman, Succumbs at 80 BALTIMORE, Md., June 20.— Robert J. Walden, prominent in Maryland racing for many years, died yesterday at his Bowling Brook Farm, Carroll county. Eighty years old at the time of his death, Walden had been in poor health for several years and acutely ill for a couple of days. A former vice-president of the Maryland Jockey Club, Waldens connections with breeding, training and racing of thoroughbreds was both long and successful. During his active days in the sport, Walden trained for A. H. and D. H. Morris, and for them saddled Manuel, winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1899. The Walden Stakes at Pimlico was named for his father. At the time of his death he retained the stallion, War Hero, a son of Man o War. During recent years he reduced his farm holdings from 1,800 acres to 300 acres. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a. m. Friday in the Walden home. His wife, Mary Norris Walden, survives.

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