11/22/2016 8:06PM

Taylor continues to win races


When Faith Taylor took over operations for Lloyd Mason when he retired from training, she won with her first starter, which came Aug. 5 at Santa Rosa. She’s continued to do well, having won with four of her 28 starters, including two of her last three, with a return on investment of $2.39.

That first win by Taylor came with Madame Clouet, who has won twice more for Taylor, including a victory at Golden Gate on Nov. 13. Last Sunday she won a maiden race with More Power to Him.

“Everything’s going well,” she said. “It’s kind of tough getting horses in sometimes.”

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Taylor was a longtime assistant to Charlie Comiskey, who gave her her first job at the track as a hot walker, and then to Mason. She still breaks babies at her ranch in nearby Clayton, Calif.

She calls Mason and keeps him involved with the stable, and loves to have him visit the barn.

“When Lloyd visits, he always sweeps out the office,” she said. “I have the cleanest office around.”

The undefeated Llobo won the Everett Nevin at Pleasanton for Mason in his second start, and Taylor is waiting for him to come back for his 3-year-old season.

“He had a tendon problem,” she said. “He’s a big horse, and we don’t want to rush him.”