TORONTO, January 29, 2020 – The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2019 Sovereign Awards honouring Canada’s champions and recognizing their outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred racing and breeding.
The winners of the 12 horse categories and the five human categories will be announced at the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, Ont.
2019 Sovereign Awards Finalists
Champion Two-Year-Old Female:
Champion Two-Year-Old Male:
Champion Three-Year-Old Female:
Champion Three-Year-Old Male:
Champion Older Main Track Female:
She’s the Berries
Champion Older Main Track Male:
Champion Female Turf Horse:
Champion Male Turf Horse:
Tiz a Slam
Champion Female Sprinter:
Champion Male Sprinter:
Chiefswood Stables Limited
Tall Oaks Farm
Chiefswood Stables Limited
Mark E. Casse
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey:
Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Rafael Manuel Hernandez
Horse of the Year:
Finalists to be announced during the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony
In addition to the 17 Sovereign Awards listed above, Charles E. Fipke will be presented with the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with the Special Sovereign Award in recognition of their outstanding commitment and dedication to the Thoroughbred industry in Canada.
Winners of the three 2019 Media Awards will also be presented at the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony. The three finalists in each of the media categories will be announced on or before February 15, 2020. The Media Awards are judged by the Journalism Professors at Humber, School of Media Studies & Information Technology, in Toronto.
Additionally, the winner of the Award for Outstanding Groom, to be presented by sponsor OLG, will be announced on or before February 15, 2020.
Tickets to the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony are $250 each, with tables of 10 discounted to $2,000. Early-Bird tickets are also available for a discounted price of $225 until March 15, 2020. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Jockey Club of Canada office at 416-675-7756 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets are subject to HST.
The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve as the international representative of the Canadian Thoroughbred industry. The mission of The Jockey Club of Canada is to promote and maintain a high standard for Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada at a level which is recognized internationally for the benefit of all those interested in the sport including the general public by operations and services such as, but not limited to: evaluating all Graded, Listed and Black-type races in Canada annually; conducting the annual Sovereign Awards for outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada; maintaining a field office in Canada for the Jockey Club of the United States and the Jockey Club Registry Service; and by representing Canada as a Member of the IFHA.
(The Jockey Club of Canada)