The Jockey Club of Canada will host its 38th annual Sovereign Awards ceremony to honor the Canadian champions of 2012 at Woodbine Racetrack on the eve of the start of its live Thoroughbred race meet, which is still to be determined.
The cocktail-attire celebration will include a champagne reception, a buffet-style gourmet dinner, and tropical entertainment along with the evening's feature event, the presentation of the Sovereign Award trophies to representatives of Canada's Horse of the Year and other racing champions.
Tickets are each $250 plus applicable taxes (tables of 10 are $2,500) and must be reserved in advance by contacting The Jockey Club of Canada at (416) 675-7756 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to promote equal opportunity in determining the winners of the 17 race award categories, the voting began Jan. 2, allowing for statistics for the entire year to be considered. The finalists and eventual winner were determined using a computerized points system based on each voter's first, second, and third choice in each category.
The 2012 Sovereign Award finalists, listed alphabetically in each category, are:
Spring in the Air
Strait of Dover
Stars to Shine
All Star Heart
Forte Dei Marmi
Riding the River
Bear Tough Tiger
Essence Hit Man
The three finalists for Horse of the Year honors will be announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.
William D. Graham
Melnyk Racing Stables
NA Thoroughbred Horse Company
John C. Oxley
Eurico Da Silva
Media Award Categories:
The judging for the 2012 media categories will be performed by the journalism professors at Humber College's school of media studies and information technology in Toronto. The three finalists in each of the three media categories will be announced in mid-February.