The record time for the EP Taylor is 2:00.3, set in 2007 by Mrs. Lindsay, multiple graded-stakes winners in France, who was ridden that day by jockey Johnny Murtagh. Although a number of fillies and mares have entered the EP Taylor twice, only one, Kitty Girl, has managed to claim two victories, way back in 1957-’58. Leading trainer for the race is Lou Cavalaris, who managed to claim the title three years in a row, from 1968-70. Jockey Sandy Hawley has also won the race three times. For 2012, the winner was Siyouma, ridden by Gerald Mosse.
First run in 1956, the race was originally called the Nettie Handicap. It was renamed in 1981 to honour the late Edward Plunket Taylor, the founder of the Jockey Club of Canada, and president of the Ontario Jockey Club from 1953-‘73. Taylor was also the owner of Windfields Farm, the birthplace of the legendary Northern Dancer, as well as a number of other champions Canadian thoroughbreds. An inductee into the Canadian Horse racing Hall of Fame, the world-famous turf course at Woodbine also bears his name.