Windfields Farm

Northern Dancer, The Super Stud For All Times

All hail American Pharoah after his latest conquest, unanimous “Horse of the Year” honors! And in so doing it might be time to pay homage once again to one of his ancestors, even one five generations back. Any racing fan worth his salt remembers the name Northern Dancer. It always jumps off the page at […]

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Canadian Hall Of Fame: Bob Anderson, Stewart Elliott, Roger Laurin Among Inductees

David Anderson had an out-of-the-pale moment while on a plane from Columbus, Ohio to Toronto to attend the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductions, where his father, Robert Anderson, was to be enshrined Wednesday night. “Something happened to me today that was very spiritual,” he said, on the podium at the Mississauga Convention Centre. […]

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Hunters Bay, Giacomo Headline New Maryland Operation

Brooke Bowman, DVM, and Louis Merryman today announce the formation of Heritage Stallions, a new thoroughbred stallion facility, to be operated on property formerly part of the original Windfields Farm. Both Dr. Bowman and Mr. Merryman share a rich history in the Maryland breeding world. Dr. Bowman, for several years an attending veterinarian at several […]

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Windfields Farm Trophies to Become Part of Permanent Collection at Canadian Museum

The Canadian Museum of Civilization recently announced that it will be taking the Windfields Farm Collection into its permanent collection for display to the public. The Globe and Mail reports that the collection, which was donated by the E.P. Taylor family, contains a “potpourri of documents, photographs, memorabilia and trophies.” The trophies, which number 97, […]

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E.P. Taylor: Gone But Not Forgotten

Canada’s E.P. Taylor was one of perhaps a limited number of owners whose influence extended well beyond the borders of the country he lived in. The entrepreneur, who formed Canadian Breweries Ltd and the Argus Corporation, also won the Queen’s Plate five times from 1949 to 1953. Racing Future examined the life and career of […]

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Joseph Hickey, Former Windfields Farm Manager, Dies

Joseph B. Hickey, former manager of Windfields Farm, died May 2 in Easton, Maryland. He was 86. Hickey began his career as a writer for the Turf and Sport Digest, where he eventually became the associate editor. From there he joined the Maryland Jockey Club, where he served as the assistant director of racing. It […]

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Story prompts clean-up of Northern Dancer gravesite

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology has been pressured into cutting down knee-high weeds and mowing the grass around the neglected gravesite of the champion racehorse and international stallion superstar Northern Dancer, who is buried alongside 15 other Thoroughbreds associated with the late Edward Plunket Taylor’s Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.   Last […]

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Northview’s Golden offers home for Northern Dancer

While our comment sections can get heated from time to time, it’s moments like this that make what we do worth it. Richard Golden of Northview Stallion Station took the time this morning to offer his farm – a portion of which is the former Windfields Farm in Maryland where Northern Dancer stood for many […]

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Northern Dancer’s farm in sad state

The Toronto Star reports on what’s happened to the farm where the great Northern Dancer was born and is buried.  Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario was closed in 2009, and since then has “fallen victim to nature, vandals and bureaucracy:” “And, to the dismay of horse lovers and Windfields enthusiasts, a memorial park at the […]

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