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The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2011 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred racing's year end championships. Winners will be announced at the 37th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies on Thursday, April 5, 2012, 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.
In an effort to promote equal opportunity in determining the winners of the 17 race award categories, the voting began January 1, 2012, allowing for statistics for the entire year to be considered.† The finalists and eventual winner were determined using a computerized points system based on each voterís first, second and third choice in each category. The judging for the 2011 media categories was performed by the Journalism Professors at Humber College, School of Media Studies & Information Technology, in Toronto, Ontario.
Below are all the finalists in all the categories. The three finalists for Horse of the Year honours will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.
|Champion Two Year Old Female
Hard Not to Like
Tu Endie Wei
|Champion Two Year Old Male|
|Champion Three Year Old Female
|Champion Three Year Old Male|
|Champion Older Female
Stars to Shine
|Champion Older Male|
|Champion Female Turf Horse
Miss Keller (IRE)
|Champion Male Turf Horse|
|Champion Male Sprinter
Essence Hit Man
|Champion Female Sprinter|
Classic Alley Kat
Bear Stables Ltd.
Melnyk Racing Stables Inc.
Glen Todd and Patrick Kinsella
Note: There was a tie for one of the top three positions
|Outstanding Apprentice Jockey|
|Outstanding Newspaper Story
Allan Beeson, Hard work no problem, mon, Winnipeg Free Press, August 26, 2011
Keith McCalmont, Emmaís great Excaper, WoodbineEntertainment.com, November 2, 2011
Beverley Smith, Rahyís Attorney goes out as a contender, The Globe and Mail, August 16, 2011
|Outstanding Feature Story|
Peter Gross, Fern Chretienís Stretch Drive, Down The Stretch Newspaper, April 2011
Jennifer Morrison, Glorification, Canadian Thoroughbred, August/September 2011
Beverley Smith, Training Daze and Casse Ready (Two-part Series), The Globe and Mail, September 14 and October 1, 2011
Dave Landry, Filly Wins! Oaks and Plate, Canadian Thoroughbred, August/September 2011
Janis Maine, Stallion at Attention, Canadian Thoroughbred, August/September 2011
Erika Rusnak, Bunny, Horse-Canada.com/Thoroughblog, May 12, 2011
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, Celebrating Northern Dancer's 50th Birthday, Broadcast on Score Television Network, September 18, 2011
Horse Racing Alberta & Whiteiron Productions, 2011 Canadian Derby.† Broadcast on Canadian Television Network, August 20, 2011
Tom Wolski, Sport of Kings.† Broadcast on Shaw TV Vancouver, October 7, 2011
The permanent Sovereign Award trophy
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