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The Jockey Club of Canada Announces 2016 Media Sovereign Award Finalists

March 7, 2017

(Files provided by The Jockey Club of Canada)

March 7, 2017, Toronto – The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2016. The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on April 13, 2017 at Palais Royale in Toronto.

Judging for the 2016 Media Sovereign Award categories was performed by Professors of the Journalism Program at the School of Media Studies & Information Technology, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Writing Category:

· Steve Buffery – Trainer Marc-Andre Blouin and his horse don’t know the meaning of quit – Published Toronto Sun
· Joe Nevills – Giant Gizmo rocketing up the charts – Published Daily Racing Form
· Beverley Smith – Laurie Silvera’s Woodbine Paradise – Published

Digital Audio/Visual and Broadcast Category:

· Horse Racing Radio Network – 157th Queen’s Plate – Broadcast Woodbine Racetrack
· Talkin’ Horses – TH S3 EP13 – Broadcast on CTV
· Woodbine Entertainment Group – The Ricoh Woodbine Mile – Broadcast on TSN2

Photograph Category:

· Cody Gregory – Morning Workout​ – Published
· Erika Rusnak – Dashing Through the Snow – Published Ontario Horse Racing
· William Wong – Wednesday Night Lights – Published Ontario Horse Racing

You don’t need to be a finalist to attend the 42nd Annual Sovereign Awards on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Everyone is invited to purchase tickets and help celebrate the 2016 Champions of Thoroughbred racing in Canada.

Tickets are currently being offered at an Early Bird discount of $200 each and tables of 10 are $2000. Prices will go up on March 15, 2017 to $250 each and tables of 10 are slightly discounted at $2400.

All tickets are plus applicable taxes and must be reserved in advance by contacting The Jockey Club of Canada at 416-675-7756 or email:

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