E. P. Taylor Stakes

Starship Jubilee Triumphant In E. P. Taylor

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s E. P. Taylor Stakes, improving from her fourth-place finish in this race last season. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind and jockey Luis Contreras ran 1 1/4 miles over Woodbine’s turf course rated “good” in 2:03.29, scoring as the 3-1 favorite in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Turf Stars Out At Keeneland, Woodbine

Top-level action on the turf is this weekend’s theme with Woodbine hosting two Grade 1 tests over its E.P. Taylor course and the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup highlighting Keeneland’s Saturday card. Saturday’s America’s Day at the Races broadcast will feature live racing from Belmont Park highlighted by the Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point and […]

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Local Hero Starship Jubilee Headlines G1 E.P. Taylor

Ten fillies and mares, including a pair of starters who have recorded high-profile victories at Woodbine, will contest the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes (with an increased purse to $600,000), on Pattison Canadian International day, Saturday at Woodbine.  Holy Helena, an eight-time winner from 19 starts, counts the 2017 Queen’s Plate, two editions of G3 […]

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Sheikha Reika Gives Atzeni G1 Double In E.P. Taylor

Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al Maktoum’s Sheikha Reika provided a thrilling end to the afternoon for jockey Andrea Atzeni in the E.P. Taylor, adding to his Canadian International win on Desert Encounter for a Grade 1 double on the card. The 3-year-old daughter of Shamardal, trained by Roger Varian, raced without Lasix and was sent off […]

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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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Brown Sends Three Of Nine Contenders To The Post In Grade 1 E.P. Taylor

An impressive field of nine fillies and mares will go postward in the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes, slated for Saturday on Pattison Canadian International day at Woodbine Racetrack. Trainer Chad Brown will have three opportunities to win the E.P. Taylor, sending out a pair of Irish-breds, Elysea’s World and Pollara, along with British-bred […]

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Hong Kong ‘Farewell’ On The Schedule For E.P. Taylor Winner Blond Me

Blond Me is set to round off her racing career in Hong Kong later this year after claiming Grade One glory in Canada on Sunday. Andrew Balding’s mare made a successful start to the season in the Middleton Stakes at York in May before finding only Winter too strong in the Nassau Stakes at Glorious […]

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Blond Me Drives Home For E. P. Taylor Victory

Mrs. Barbara M. Keller’s Blond Me came charging down the outside of Woodbine’s stretch to win the Grade 1 E. P. Taylor Stakes by about three-quarters of a length, scoring her first top-level victory under jockey Oisin Murphy. The 5-year-old daughter of Tamayuz was bet down to odds of 8-1 at post time, and bested […]

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Idaho, Stablemate Rain Goddess Arrive For Canadian International Card

Idaho, the 5-2 morning line favourite for Sunday’s Pattison Canadian International, checked into Woodbine Thursday evening along with stablemate Rain Goddess, who is here for the E.P. Taylor Stakes. “We couldn’t be happier with Idaho,” said Kieran Murphy, a traveling head lad for trainer Aidan O’Brien. “He traveled great, did everything right.” Murphy also was […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races headline the action across North America this weekend, with the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Keeneland on Saturday and the E.P. Taylor and Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday. On Friday, Keeneland’s card is led by the Grade 3 Franklin County Stakes. A 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint for […]

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