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2019 Sovereign Award Finalists unveiled by Jockey Club of Canada

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Three-time Sovereign Award Finalist Amalfi Coast winning the Carotene Stakes in October at Woodbine. Three-time Sovereign Award Finalist Amalfi Coast winning the Carotene Stakes in October at Woodbine. (Michael Burns photo)

The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2019 Sovereign Awards honouring outstanding achievements in Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding.

The Jockey Club of Canada announced Jan. 29 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 twelve 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, ON.

Terra Racing’s AMALFI COAST, a late season start who won three stakes races in succession on turf and Tapeta is the lone 3-time nominee, making the final three for Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, Female Sprinter and Female Turf Horse. Her trainer Kevin Attard is a finalist for Outstanding Trainer.

GLOBAL ACCESS (3-Year-Old Male, Turf Male), PINK LLOYD (Older Male and Male Sprinter) and British Columbia champion HERE’S HANNAH (Older Female Main Track, Female Sprinter) are all two-time finalists in various categories.

CHIEFSWOOD STABLES and SAM-SON FARMS have nominations each for Outstanding Owner and Breeder.

In addition to Kevin Attard, Mark Casse and Norm McKnight are finalists for top trainer. For Owner, Stronach Stables made the final three and in the Breeder category, Ivan Dalos looks to repeat.

Eurico Rosa Da Silva, Patrick Husbands and Rafael Hernandez are the three jockey nominees.

The Female Sprint category has four nominees which indicates a tie for the award. The four nominees are Amalfi Coast, Here’s Hannah, Sister Peacock and Summer Sunday.

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, Ontario.

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 ten discounted to $2000. Early-Bird tickets are also available for a discounted price of $225 until March 15, 2020. Tickets can be purchased online here  or by contacting the Jockey Club of Canada office at 416-675-7756 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All tickets are subject to HST.

Sovereign Awards Program Advertisement information can be found at Program Advertisement and Sponsorship Package information can be found at Sovereign Awards Sponsor or by contacting The Jockey Club of Canada at 416-675-7756 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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