Gayle's entrance into the Thoroughbred racing world began in 1986 when she came to Florida to be employed by Tony and Johanne Everard's Another Episode Farm. Here she was able to gain a solid foundation breaking and training and preparing young racehorses for the racetack and sales. During this time, she was fortunate to have worked with such horses as FOURSTARDAVE, FOURSTARALLSTAR, IRISH ACTRESS and IRISH LINNETT to name a few.
In October 1994, the Woods' went out on their own, training and consigning horses under the Eddie Woods name. "We were lucky to receive the Elmendorf Farm (Jack Kent-Cooke) horses to break and prepare for the races, we owe a great deal to manager Bobby Spalding for getting us started." says Gayle. It soon became evident the Woods' ability to turn a good racehorse . . and from this relationship developed the rapport with Bill Mott that continues today. Some of the success from that time includes Graded stakes winners : ANTESPEND, MARI' S SHEBA, COLCON, KEY LORY and HALORY HUNTER.
The facility is located at Nelson Jones Farm in the heart of Ocala's training mecca . . . Where a proven breaking & training program provides graduates with a genuine advantage!
Boasting a modern track with state of the art lighting, the Woods facility includes every amenity available to accomodate a top notch breaking and training program.