Woodbine, just one of numerous contributions E. P. Taylor made to the thoroughbred racing scene, was opened in 1953 under the operation of the Ontario Jockey Club.
In addition to the one mile oval main track and the incomperable E.P.Taylor 1 1/2 miles turf track, Woodbine has four additional training surfaces; the one mile dirt training track, the 7 furlong turf training track, the 1/4 jogging ring or sand ring, and the field. At no other racetrack in North America does such a variety of training options exist.
Reade Baker trains his charges out of barn 21. Located at the west end of the stable area, Barn 21 provides a clean, safe and very private environment for the horses.
The environment is prime for horse owners to compete at Woodbine and to share in more than $57 million dollars in purses. Through such programs as Breeders' and Owners' Awards, and the Thoroughbred Improvement Program, and the high purse structure for Ontario-Sired horses and Canadian-Breds, makes it the opportune time to be racing at Woodbine.
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