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Windfields

Windfields
Sire Bunty Lawless
Dam Nandi
Grandsire Ladder
Damsire Stimulus
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1943
Country Canada
Color Bay
Breeder E. P. Taylor
Owner E. P. Taylor
Trainer Bert Alexandra
Record 75: 19-10-5
Earnings $83,380
Summary
Windfields is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nandi by Bunty Lawless. He was born around 1943 in Canada, and was bred by E. P. Taylor.
Major wins
Victoria Stakes (1945)
Rosedale Purse (1945)
Gravesend Purse (1946)
Silver Lake Purse (1946)
Breeders' Stakes (1946)
Distraction Purse (1946)
Audacious Handicap (1947)
Honors
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2002)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Windfields (1943-1971) was a Canadian Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse who was the first stakes race winner bred by E. P. Taylor and for whom he would name his world famous Windfields Farm.

Out of the mare, Nandi, [1] for whom the Nandi Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack is named, Windfields was sired by Bunty Lawless, who in 1951 was voted Canada's "Horse of the Half-Century."

Trained by Bert Alexandra, as a two-year-old in 1945 Windfields won his first start by six lengths then won the five furlong Victoria Stakes in a time of 0:59.00, breaking Faireno's track record at Old Woodbine Racetrack by 3/5 of a second. [2] The colt followed this win with another track record in the Rosedale Purse but then suffered a knee injury that kept him out of racing.

Ineligible for Canada's most prestigious race, the Kings Plate for three-year-olds, in September of 1946 the three-year-old Windfields would defeat Plate winner Kingarvie by five lengths in the 1946 Breeders' Stakes. Although never a great racehorse, Windfields went on to compete through age six, notably defeating the great Australian runner Shannon to win a stakes race on January 25, 1948 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. [3]

As a sire

Retired to stud duty, it was as a stallion that Windfields made his real contribution to racing. He sired fifteen stakes winners, including 1956 Canadian Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame inductee, Canadian Champ. Through his daughter Victoriana, who produced seven winners, Windfields was the damsire of the good filly, Northern Queen, and Canadian Horse of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee, Victoria Park. Through another daughter, Windfields was the damsire of Cool Reception, the 1996 Canadian Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Hall of Fame inductee.

Windfields died in 1971 at age twenty-eght and was buried in the equine cemetery at Windfields Farm. [4]

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