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The Jockey Club of Canada postpones 45th Annual Sovereign Awards

March 16, 2020

TORONTO, March 16, 2019 – The Jockey Club of Canada announced today that its 45th Annual Sovereign Awards will be postponed until further notice in response to the growing concerns about the coronavirus, COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our finalists, our guests and their families are of the utmost importance and we feel this is a necessary precaution in the current situation,” said The Jockey Club of Canada in a press release issued today. “We would like to assure all our stakeholders that we will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and will provide regular updates throughout.

“Once an alternate date has been confirmed, the Sovereign Awards ceremony will take place in its entirety and the winners of each Sovereign Awards category will be announced during the ceremony.”

The awards, honouring Canada’s 2019 champions and recognizing their outstanding achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred racing and breeding, was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, Ont.

For further information, please contact The Jockey Club of Canada by email ( or phone (416-675-7756).

(With files from The Jockey Club of Canada)

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