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Champs Elysees was Champion Turf Male and Horse of the Year in 2009.
The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2010 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred racing's year end championships. Winners will be announced at the 36th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies on Friday, April 1, 2011, on the third floor of Woodbine Race Track in Toronto.
The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P.Taylor to serve as an international representative of Canada's Thoroughbred sport and to promote improvements to Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding both in Canada and internationally. To that end the Jockey Club of Canada organizes and hosts the annual Sovereign Awards to honour outstanding achievements in all areas of Thoroughbred sport - from media coverage to Horse of the Year.
Below are all the finalists in all the categories. This year Terence and I were fortunate enough to both be finalists in the photography category. I have included a link to both our photos as well as the one by the other finalist, Tod Marks. Where I was able to find them, I included links to the articles nominated for awards as well.
|Champion Two Year Old Female
|Champion Two Year Old Male|
|Champion Three Year Old Female
Free Fee Lady
|Champion Three Year Old Male|
Big Red Mike
|Champion Older Female
|Champion Older Male|
|Champion Female Turf Horse
Mekong Melody (IRE)
Miss Keller (IRE)
|Champion Male Turf Horse|
|Champion Male Sprinter
Essence Hit Man
|Champion Female Sprinter|
Indian Apple Is
Eye of the Sphynx
Bear Stables Ltd.
Melnyk Racing Stables Inc.
Eurico Rosa Da Silva
|Outstanding Apprentice Jockey|
|Outstanding Newspaper Story
Perry Lefko, Memories of the King of Claiming, Down The Stretch Newspaper, December 17, 2010
Jennifer Morrison, Da Silva will have crowd on his side at Prince of Wales, Toronto Star, July 23, 2010
Beverley Smith, Silky Smooth, Not Without the Colour Man, The Globe and Mail, August 17, 2010
|Outstanding Feature Story|
Perry Lefko, Horse Hugs, Down The Stretch Newspaper, December 17, 2010
Keith McCalmont, Julia Brino: I'm coming back to ride, Down The Stretch Newspaper, January 2010
Jennifer Morrison, Mission Accomplished, The Blood Horse, January 6, 2010
Terence Dulay, Hang on Big Red Mike, Canadian Thoroughbred, August/September 2010
Tod Marks, Miss Keller and her Bunny, Canadian Thoroughbred, December 2010
Cindy Pierson Dulay, Catching Seeking The Title, Canadian Thoroughbred, August/September 2010
CBC Television Network Sports, 2010 Queen's Plate, CBC Sports, July 4, 2010
ESPN Inc., 2010 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, ESPN2, October 16, 2010
Horse Racing Alberta and Whiteiron Productions, 81st Anniversary of the Canadian Derby, TSN, August 21, 2010
The permanent Sovereign Award trophy
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