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Talbot Taylor Jackson

Talbot Taylor Jackson, a long-time resident of Elkton Maryland and active in the Maryland horse industry, died of heart disease on September 16th. He was 71 years old.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Louise Speer Murphy and Cary W. Jackson.

He attended Boys Latin School of Maryland and graduated from Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, including his training at Camp Lejeune. He attended Towson State College and the University of Maryland as well as the IBM Training Center in Philadelphia.

He worked as an assistant trainer and trainer for many years in Camden, South Caroline and Fair Hill Maryland and trained a number of stakes-winners. He regularly served as an official at steeplechase races in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Later in life, he began a computer services business named Taylor-Made Computers, which served customers primarily in the Maryland horse community.

He loved horses, skiing, golf, the Eagles, and Broadway shows. He will be fondly remembered as a kind, gentle, and generous friend and devoted family member.

He is survived by his mother, Louise Speer Murphy, and half and step siblings: Dane Murphy, Elinor J. Lloyd, Catherine Jackson, Leila Jackson, and John Culver, and Goddaughter, Daillen Culver, and nieces Sandra and Cynthia Lloyd.

A celebration of his life will be held on October 13th at Noon at the Newark Country Club 300 West Main Street, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to “The Steeplechase Fund” which assists jockeys and trainers who have fallen on hard times. Donate online by clicking here or by mail to:  National Steeplechase Association, 400 Fair Hill Drive Elkton, MD 21921.


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  • So sorry to hear this very sad news. Taylor was a sweet man and always so generous with his time and patience, many times did be save me from a billing catastrophe. I knew him as a horseman, computer guru, skier and most importantly as a good man. May he rest in eternal peace.