Sovereign Awards

Canadian HOF Rider Don Seymour Dies

Canadian Hall of Fame jockey Don Seymour, who stamped himself one of the nation's leading riders after riding two Triple Crown winners, died June 26 at his home in Barrie, Ontario. Surrounded by his family, including his mother Mary, at the time of his death, he reportedly had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease since earlier this year. He was 59. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Seymour was a leading rider in Alberta in the 1980s before relocating to ride at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario. Best remembered...

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Starship Jubilee Named Canadian HOY

Blue Heaven Farm's Starship Jubilee (Indy Wind) took home the night's top honor at a virtually held Sovereign Awards ceremony Tuesday night. Canada's championship awards were originally scheduled for Apr. 20, but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and later switched to a virtual event. Trained by Kevin Attard, Starship Jubilee was named both Horse of the Year and Champion Female Turf Horse. She won three of her seven starts, including the GI E.P. Taylor S. and GII Canadian S. GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile victor El Tormenta (Stormy Atlantic)...

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Virtual Sovereign Awards Ceremony May 19

Canada's version of the Eclipse Awards, the Sovereign Awards is set to be held during a virtual ceremony Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The ceremony will be streamed live at www.woodbine.com and HPItv Canada. A digital program will be available for download at the Jockey Club of Canada website. The Sovereign Awards, which recognize the nation's best across 12 equine and five human categories, was originally slated for Apr. 16, but officials were forced to postpone the program due to the coronavirus pandemic. Media Sovereign Awards in the...

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Sovereign Awards to Be Announced Virtually

The 45th Annual Sovereign Awards, honoring Canada's champions for the 2019 season, will be presented by The Jockey Club of Canada May 19. Winners of the 24 Sovereign Awards categories will be announced live during a virtual ceremony at 8 p.m. (EDT). To watch the ceremony streamed live at www.woodbine.com  and HPItv Canada. A digital program will be available for download at https://jockeyclubcanada.com prior to the event.

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Jockey Club of Canada Announces Virtual Sovereign Awards

The 2019 Sovereign Awards ceremony was scheduled to take place Apr. 16, but was postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Jockey Club of Canada has now decided to host the event through a virtual presentation no later than May 31. Detailed information, including the date and time, will be announced once they have been confirmed.

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Sovereign Awards Postponed

The 45th annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies, scheduled for Apr. 20 in northwest suburban Toronto, has been postponed indefinitely in response to the coronavirus crisis, The Jockey Club of Canada announced Monday. "The health and safety of our finalists, our guests and their families is of the utmost importance and we feel this is a necessary precaution in the current situation," a release said. "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...

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Sovereign Award Finalists Announced

The Jockey Club of Canada announced the finalists for the 2019 Sovereign Awards, which honors Canada's champions and recognizing their achievements in Canadian Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding. The winners of the 12 horse categories and the five human categories will be announced at the 45th Annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony Thursday, Apr. 16 at Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, Ontario. Finalists for Horse of the Year will be announced during the ceremony. Charles E. Fipke will be awarded the E. P. Taylor Award of Merit and Harvey Warner will be presented with...

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Fipke To Receive E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

Owner Charles E. Fipke, who will be represented by his homebred Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul {Ire}) in the GI Pegasus World Cup S., will receive the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit at the 2019 Sovereign Award ceremony to be held Thursday, Apr. 16, at Universal Eventspace in Vaughn, Ontario. Selected by Jockey Club of Canada stewards, the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit is given to those who have accomplished outstanding individual achievements and have made a significant contribution to the Thoroughbred industry in Canada. For nearly four decades, Fipke...

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