Sutherland Among Sovereign Award Finalists

Sutherland Among Sovereign Award Finalists
Photo: Michael Burns
Jockey Chantal Sutherland

Jockey Chantal Sutherland, who won two grade II stakes over the Jan. 16-17 weekend at Santa Anita, is one of three finalists for a Sovereign Award as Canada’s outstanding jockey for 2009.

Sutherland, who rides at Woodbine in Canada and in Southern California, posted her first graded stakes win at Santa Anita with Amen Hallelujah in the Jan. 16 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II). The following day, she won the El Encino Stakes (gr. II) with 29-1 longshot Pretty Unusual.
 
The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada earned Sovereign Awards as Canada’s outstanding apprentice jockey in 2001 and 2002.
 
In addition to her riding career, Sutherland has also been featured in cosmetic ads and is among the stars of the reality show “Jockeys” on the Animal Planet television network.
 
The other Sovereign jockey finalists are Eurico Rosa DaSilva and Patrick Husbands.
 
The complete list of Sovereign Award finalists was released Jan. 18 by the Jockey Club of Canada. The awards will be presented at the 35th annual Sovereign Awards dinner Jan. 29 at the Ultra Supper Club in Toronto, Ontario.
 
The finalists are:
 
Champion 2-Year-Old Female
Bay to Bay
Biofuel
Franny Freud
Negligee
 
Champion 2-Year-Old Male
Bear Tough Guy
Ghost Fleet
Hollinger
 
Champion 3-Year-Old Female
Hooh Why
Milwaukee Appeal
Tasty Temptation
 
Champion 3-Year-Old Male
Awesome Rhythm
El Brujo
Eye of the Leopard
 
Champion Older Female
Ginger Brew
Serenading
Smart Surprise
 
Champion Older Male
Ice Bear
Marchfield
Palladio
 
Champion Female Turf Horse
Lady Shakespeare
Much Obliged
Points of Grace
 
Champion Male Turf Horse
Champs Elysees
Marchfield
Rahy’s Attorney
 
Champion Male Sprinter
El Brujo
Field Commission
Hollywood Hit
 
Champion Female Sprinter
Carem Crescent
Smart Surprise
Tribal Belle
 
Outstanding Breeder
Adena Springs
Eugene Melnyk
Minshall Farms
 
Outstanding Trainer
Roger Attfield
Mark Casse
Malcolm Pierce
 
Outstanding Owner in Canada
Bear Stables
Juddmonte Farms
Melnyk Racing Stables
 
Outstanding Jockey
Eurico Rosa DaSilva
Patrick Husbands
Chantal Sutherland
 
Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Omar Moreno
Tyrone Nelson
Melanie Pinto
 
Outstanding Broodmare
Destroy
Pico Teneriffe
Rahy’s Hope

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