CHRIS Waller has paid tribute to Guy Walter by naming his new Warwick Farm stables “Tie The Knot Lodge”.
Walter trained out of those Warwick Farm stables for more than 30 years until he died from a massive heart attack in May of last year.
Walter prepared many champions from those stables but none greater than Tie The Knot, winner of 13 Group 1 races and more than $6 million prizemoney.
Waller has had a plaque mounted at his new stable which reads: “Tie The Knot Lodge – in memory of Guy Walter”.
“I thought it was a wonderful thing that Chris has done,’’ Mrs Walter said.
“It has been just over a year since Guy’s passing and it is still very hard at times so it is special for Chris to do this in honour of Guy.’’
Sydney’s premier trainer negotiated the purchase of the Warwick Farm stables from Mrs Walter and opened the satellite stable last week.
Waller said he intends to have around 20 horses trained out at Warwick Farm.
“I am going to use the stables at Warwick Farm to train horses who I feel may benefit from a change of environment like Hawkspur,’’ Waller said.