From Crossroads to Triumph
It was not that long ago that Rachel Halden was at a crossroads in her training career. Horses and clients were hard to come by and she was forced to put her dream aside. That was in 2010, just two years after embarking on her own after 10 years as assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield. Halden called an audible and worked for American trainer Bill Mott for a couple of years, tending to his horses who shipped to Woodbine. In 2012, former jockey Robert Landry, manager of the powerful Chiefswood Stable, sent her a handful of horses to train. One year later, Halden had her first classic win with Nipissing in the Woodbine Oaks. The momentum has continued for the English-born Halden. In the midst of a career-best season of training a public stable, Halden sent out Garland Williamson’s lightly-raced Camp Creek to win the 126th Breeders’…
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