The E.P. Taylor Stakes is a horse race held every year in October at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The race is run over 10 furlongs (1.25 miles) and is meant for both fillies and mares of three years of age and over. The race carries a purse of $500,000 and is held on the same day as the Canadian International Stakes in October each year.
Keep up to date on all the news surrounding the E.P. Taylor Stakes at the Woodbine website.
You are able to bet live at the track, but if you can’t make it out to the track in mid October here are a few of our recommended sites for betting on Canadian horse races.
Where To Bet On The E.P. Taylor Stakes
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Each of the tracks listed above take bets on the E.P. Taylor Stakes and every other race run at Woodbine Racetrack.
SportsInteraction.com is our top rated site for betting on horse races in Canada and this includes the E.P. Taylor Stakes. The SIA racebook is very traditional, clean and easy to use. To find the E.P. Taylor Stakes you should click on ‘Racebook’ in the top navigation bar and then select ‘Woodbine’ under the ‘Canadian Thoroughbred’ tab. This will bring up all the races held at Woodbine that day, and you can scroll through and find the E.P. Taylor Stakes.
Bet365.com is another great option. To find the E.P. Taylor Stakes race there you simply need to select ‘Horse Racing’ from the left sidebar in the sportsbook. Next click on the ‘International’ races drop down menu and find ‘Woodbine’ to see the races for that day.
The History of the E.P. Taylor Stakes
The E.P. Taylor Stakes race began back in 1956 and was originally named the Nettie Handicap. The race was renamed in 1981 after Edward Plunket Taylor, who was the Ontario Jockey Club President for twenty years from the 1950’s to 70’s.
The race was originally run on the dirt track at Woodbine over a distance of 1 1/8 miles, but it was moved to the turf track and a distance of 1 1/4 miles in 1968 and has stayed there till the present day.
The record time for the E.P. Taylor Stakes is 2:00.68, which was run back in 2007 by Mrs. Lindsay.
To learn more about the E.P. Taylor Stakes, including all the past winners, check out the E.P. Taylor Stakes wiki page.