On April 8*, 2016, Sovereign Awards trophies will be presented at the 41st Annual
Sovereign Awards Ceremony to recognize the Champions of Thoroughbred racing in
Canada for 2015. (*date is subject to change pending approval of 2016
start date at Woodbine).
Since 1975, The Jockey Club of Canada has administered and hosted the Awards
Ceremony and more recently moved the event to the night before opening day at
Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario to celebrate the start of each new
Thoroughbred season in the country.
There are 20 Sovereign Award Categories including Canada’s Horse of the Year and
three Media Award Categories for Outstanding Writing, Photograph and Digital
Audio/visual and Broadcast.
“Winning a Sovereign Award was a great achievement for me so early in my career
writing about the sport.” Alex Campbell, freelance writer and 2013 Sovereign
Award Winner for Outstanding Writing, “Thoroughbred racing is a strong passion
of mine. I enjoy every aspect of the sport from racing, to breeding and the
sales. I’m looking forward to telling more stories of the horses and the people
that make the sport happen for many years down the road.”
The complete Sovereign Award Media Category Rules, Submission Guidelines and
deadlines are posted on The Jockey Club of Canada website at
www.jockeyclubcanada.com – Sovereign Awards – Media Category.
The deadline for submissions is midnight December 31, 2015 and all submissions must
be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Sovereign Award Media Category submissions must have appeared in a
recognized medium between the dates of January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
The three categories in which to enter submissions for the media portion of the
annual Sovereign Awards are:
- Photograph; and
- Digital Audio/visual and Broadcast.
Submissions must be received by The Jockey Club of Canada office by email on or
before Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Midnight EST). Submissions received after
the deadline will not be accepted.
The nominees for each of the 2015 Media Category Awards will be announced by
February 29, 2016. The winner in each category will be announced at the annual
Sovereign Awards Ceremony on April 8, 2016.
You don’t have to be a finalist to attend the Ceremony
The Sovereign Awards Ceremony is a formal affair with a party atmosphere and you
don’t need to be a finalist to attend. Tickets are $250** each or a table of 10 for $2400**.
Everyone is welcome to purchase tickets and enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner, celebrate with the award winners and mingle with the stars of Thoroughbred racing. ** Plus applicable taxes
To purchase tickets to the 41st annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony or for more information contact
The Jockey Club of Canada
Stacie Roberts at 416-675-7756;
email email@example.com or
The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve as the
international representative of the Canadian Thoroughbred industry and to
promote improvements to Thoroughbred racing and breeding, both in Canada and
internationally. The Jockey Club of Canada also operates as a field office of
The Jockey Club (New York); organizes the Sovereign Awards; administers the
Canadian Graded Stakes program; liaises with foreign Jockey Clubs; promotes
Thoroughbred ownership; and represents Canada at international racing