E. P. Taylor

Edward Plunket Taylor (January 29, 1901 – May 14, 1989) was a Canadian business tycoon, investor and philanthropist. He was a famous breeder of Thoroughbred race horses, and a major force behind the evolution of the Canadian horse-racing industry. Known to his friends as "Eddie", he is all but universally recorded as "E. P. Taylor".

E. P. Taylor
Born
Edward Plunket Taylor

(1901-01-29)January 29, 1901
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
DiedMay 14, 1989(1989-05-14) (aged 88)
EducationAshbury College
Alma materMcGill University
OccupationBusinessman, philanthropist and racehorse owner/breeder
Known forArgus Corporation, Windfields Farm, Northern Dancer
Board member ofArgus Corporation, Canadian Breweries Ltd., Massey Ferguson Ltd., B.C. Forest Products Ltd., Dominion Tar & Chemical Co., Honey Dew Co., Ontario Jockey Club, Trust Corporation of the Bahamas, Lyford Cay Development Corp.
Spouse(s)
Winnifred Thornton Duguid
(m. 1927; died 1982)
ChildrenJudith, Louise and Charles
Parent(s)Plunket Bourchier Taylor
Florence Magee
AwardsSovereign Award for Outstanding Breeder (1976, 1985)
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder (1977, 1983)
HonorsCanada's Sports Hall of Fame (1974)
Canadian Racing Hall of Fame – Builder (1976)
E. P. Taylor Stakes
E. P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine Racetrack
Keeneland Mark of Distinction (1982)
American Racing Hall of Fame – Pillar of the Turf (2014)