The Jockey Club of Canada announces 2019 Sovereign Award finalists

January 29, 2020

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:

Curlin’s Voyage
Infinite Patience
Owlette

Champion Two-Year-Old Male:

Dotted Line
Mr. Hustle
Muskoka Gold

Champion Three-Year-Old Female:

Amalfi Coast
Desert Ride
Hidden Grace

Champion Three-Year-Old Male:

Explode
Global Access
Tone Broke

Champion Older Main Track Female:

Here’s Hannah
Lift Up
She’s the Berries

Champion Older Main Track Male:

Mr Ritz
Pink Lloyd
Special Forces

Champion Female Turf Horse:

Amalfi Coast
Holy Helena
Starship Jubilee

Champion Male Turf Horse:

El Tormenta
Global Access
Tiz a Slam

Champion Female Sprinter:

Amalfi Coast
Here’s Hannah
Sister Peacock
Summer Sunday

Champion Male Sprinter:

Pink Lloyd
Silent Poet
Yorkton

Outstanding Broodmare:

Avie’s Empire
Cumulonimble
Loving Vindication

Outstanding Breeder:

Chiefswood Stables Limited
Sam-Son Farm
Tall Oaks Farm

Outstanding Owner:

Chiefswood Stables Limited
Sam-Son Farm
Stronach Stables

Outstanding Trainer:

Kevin Attard
Mark E. Casse
Norman
McKnight

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey:

Shavon Belle
Daisuke Fukumoto
Kazushi Kimura  

Outstanding Jockey:

Eurico Rosa Da Silva
Rafael Manuel Hernandez
Patrick Husbands

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 jockeyclubcanada@gmail.com. All tickets are subject to HST.

Sovereign Awards program advertisement information can be found here and sponsorship package information can be found here or by contacting The Jockey Club of Canada.

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)

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