Casse, Catch a Glimpse Top Sovereign Nominees
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Catch A Glimpse

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) winner Catch a Glimpse and her trainer, Mark Casse, are nominated for multiple Sovereign Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony April 8.

Catch a Glimpse, owned by Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler, and Windways Farm, won the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) before taking the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf to give Casse—a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as outstanding trainer—his first World Championships victory. The City Zip   filly is up for champion 2-year-old filly and champion female turf horse honors.

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The Jockey Club of Canada will host the 41st annual Sovereign Awards ceremony to honor the Canadian champions of 2015 and to celebrate Thoroughbred racing in Canada at Woodbine.

The celebration includes an opportunity to walk the Sovereign Award Red Carpet upon arriving at cocktail hour, followed by a buffet-style gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Sovereign Award trophies to Canada's racing champions of 2015, including Canada's 2015 Horse of the Year.

This year's event will once again be held on the eve of the start of Thoroughbred racing in Canada with Woodbine's 2016 Thoroughbred season beginning the next day at 1 p.m. ET April 9.

The 2015 Sovereign Award finalists, selected by 41 voters across Canada and the United States, are:

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly:

Ami's Mesa
Caren
Catch a Glimpse
Gamble's Ghost

 
Champion 2-Year-Old Male:
Amis Gizmo
Conquest Daddyo
Riker
Shakhimat
 
Champion 3-Year-Old Female:

Academic
Brooklynsway
Don't Leave Me
London Tower

 
Champion 3-Year-Old Male:
Breaking Lucky
Danish Dynaformer
Lucky Lindy
Shaman Ghost
 
Champion Older Female:
Cactus Kris
Miss Mischief
Touching Promise
Uchenna
 
Champion Older Male:
Are You Kidding Me
Golden Sabre
Melmich
Stacked Deck
 
Champion Female Turf Horse:
Button Down
Catch a Glimpse
Habibi
Strut the Course
 
Champion Male Turf Horse:
Are You Kidding Me
Danish Dynaformer
Interpol
Reporting Star
 
Champion Female Sprinter:
Cactus Kris
Caren
Miss Mischief
Skylander Girl
 
Champion Male Sprinter:
Bye Bye Bernie
Calgary Cat
Stacked Deck
Tower of Texas
 
Outstanding Broodmare:
Awesome Lass
Rare Opportunity
Star Guest
Uproar
 
Outstanding Breeder:
Adena Springs
Eugene Melnyk
Sam-Son Farm
Tall Oaks Farm
 
Outstanding Owner:
Conquest Stables 
Ivan Dalos
Riversedge Racing Stables
Sam-Son Farm
 
Outstanding Trainer:
Kevin Attard
Roger Attfield
Josie Carroll
Mark Casse
 
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey:
Fanny Crausaz
Kayla Pizarro
Erika Smilovsky
Isabelle Wenc
 
Outstanding Jockey:
Luis Contreras
Eurico Da Silva
Patrick Husbands
Rico Walcott
 

The four finalists for 2015 Horse of the Year honors will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.

Media Award Categories:

The judging for the 2015 Media Sovereign Award categories will be performed by the Journalism Professors at Humber, School of Media Studies and Information Technology, in Toronto, Ontario. The three finalists in each of the three media categories will be announced before Feb. 29.

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