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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

E. P. Taylor

1901 - 1989

 
 
E. P. Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
1. E. P. Taylor Marker
Inscription.  A Canadian whose breeding farms were in Ontario and Maryland, E. P. Taylor nevertheless had a profound influence on Kentucky. His patronage of the Keeneland select yearling sale was significant in its emergence as the elite among international auctions, and his Windfields Farm was the sale's leading consignor three times. As the breeder of Northern Dancer and his son Nijinsky II, Taylor created a lasting influence on international breeding. Northern Dancer, winner of the 1964 Kentucky Derby, became the leading sire at 12 Keeneland summer yearling sales. Taylor's entrepreneurial career had many chapters. He first developed a fleet of buses and cabs in 1920s Toronto, later consolidated the brewing industry in Canada, and then did the same for Ontario's horse racing circuit. In the meantime, he was appointed by Sir Winston Churchill as president of the wartime British Supply Council in North America. The handsome Woodbine track, host of the 1996 Breeders' Cup and annual site of the Queen's Plate, was masterminded largely by Taylor's vision for world class racing in his native land. Taylor, who for a time owned a farm in Lexington, was succeeded
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by a son, Charles, after a stroke in 1980. Taylor bred 323 stakes winners, more than anyone else in history.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
 
Location. 38° 2.503′ N, 84° 29.448′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Located in Thoroughbred Park (Triangle Park). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bing Crosby (here, next to this marker); Arthur B. Hancock, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Warner L. Jones Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Sheikh Mohammed (a few steps from this marker); August Belmont II (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Elisha Warfield (a few steps from this marker); James R. Keene (a few steps from this marker); Hal Price Headley (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
E. P. Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. E. P. Taylor Marker
E. P. Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 11, 2012
3. E. P. Taylor Marker
Thoroughbred Park "Lexington" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
4. Thoroughbred Park "Lexington"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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