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The little guys also remember E.P. Taylor
[HO2 Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Milt Dunnell Toronto Star
Date: May 22, 1989
Start Page: D.4
Section: SPORTS
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"My horse, Epigram, had been bred by Mr. [Taylor] and claimed off him by the Veal brothers (Frank, Lawrence and Gordon) for $2,500. Now, we know Acadian hates the mud. We go out and beat Mr. Taylor with one of his own breeding.

Mrs. Taylor had a filly named Dance Circle in the race. The filly was coupled with Acadian and wound up seventh beating her more fancied stablemate. As far as the history of the Queen's Plate is concerned, the 1952 renewal is forgettable. None of the mud- spattered steeds that finally got to the post made an important contribution to the improvement of the breed .But don't try to tell [Gil Robillard] it was forgettable.

Not so well known were Lyford Cay and Chopadette. Lyford Cay actually was taken at Taylor's pre-priced sale. The buyer brought him back - something about his knees that he didn't like. He took Chopadette instead but changed his mind about that one too, accepting a credit in the following year's sale. This was a buyer whose fondest dream was to win the Queen's Plate. Lyford Cay won it - for Taylor - setting a track record. Chopadette finished second.

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