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Canadian Horse of the Year Goes to Mighty Heart

Dual Canadian Classic winner Mighty Heart (Dramedy), a homebred for Lawrence Cordes, was named Canadian Horse of the Year at the 46th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony held Thursday evening. It marked the second year in a row Canada's championship awards were held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trained by Josie Carroll, Mighty Heart began his sophomore campaign in July with a maiden special weight victory at Woodbine, then went on to capture the Sept. 12 Queen's Plate S. and the Sept. 29 Prince of Wales S. The one-eyed...

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Beck Edmunds Named Employee of the Year at the 2021 GSSS Awards

Rebecca 'Beck' Edmunds of Bryan Smart Racing was named the 2021 Employee of the Year at the virtual Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards on Monday evening. The free-to-air broadcast was hosted by ITV Racing's Ed Chamberlin on Racing TV, while the GSSS Awards were organised by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in conjunction with the Racing Post and Racing TV. Edmunds, Head Girl of Bryan Smart Racing and married to Smart's assistant trainer Kevin Edmunds, has worked at the yard for 17 years. She will receive £10,000 for herself...

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ITBA National Breeding and Racing Awards Announced

The 2020 Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association National Breeding & Racing Awards will be announced via a virtual ceremony at 7:30 p.m. local time on Jan. 30. The virtual ceremony will be released on all ITBA social media channels, as well as the ITBA website. This is the first time the ceremony will be conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ITBA chairman John McEnery said, "Despite all the many challenges facing the industry in 2020, Irish breeders and Irish bred horses continued to excel on both the national and...

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Voting Open for 2020 The Curragh Awards

The nominees for the 2020 The Curragh Awards were released on Monday. Awards will be given on the Leading Riding Performance, Leading Training Performance and the Horse of the Season. To view the nominees and vote, go to  www.curragh.ie/awards until Nov. 22. There will be a virtual award ceremony on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. "The Curragh Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements during 2020 at The Curragh and presents an opportunity for the public to be involved in determining the champions of the season," said The Curragh CEO Pat Keogh....

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Virtual TIEA Ceremony to Take Place Nov. 5

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA), presented by Godolphin, will be handed out during a virtual ceremony to be held during Breeders' Cup week, Thursday, Nov. 5. "We are excited to land on this date for the awards ceremony," said Katie LaMonica, Director of Charitable Initiatives for Godolphin USA. "It's such an exciting week in our industry and we wanted our finalists and winners to be a part of it as they are the backbone of our industry and contribute to the overall success of our sport. I would like...

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