2006 Sovereign Award Media Finalists Announced

(Edited press release)
The Jockey Club of Canada announced the finalists for the 2006 Sovereign Award Media categories. Winners will be announced at the 32nd annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Dec. 16.

Finalists are as follows:

Outstanding Newspaper Article
--Dave Perkins, "Threat from the Net," Toronto Star, May 16
--Steve Plaunt, "Hotwalker's Blues," The Game, September
--Paul Wiecek, "Stranger Than Fiction," Winnipeg Free Press, Aug. 6,

Outstanding Feature Story
--Peter Gross, "40 Years of Woodbine Memories," The Game, July
--Chris Lomon, "Embraceable Emma," Canadian Thoroughbred Magazine - Queen's Plate Edition
--Paul Wiecek, "Saddling Up for Slaughter," Winnipeg Free Press, Sept. 17

Outstanding Photograph
--Michael Burns, Jr., "Becrux Mile Winner," The Game, Oct. 2
--Michael Burns, "Lazy Hazy Days of Summer," The Game, October
--David Landry, "Grab the Reins," Canadian Thoroughbred Magazine, October/November

Outstanding Film/Video/Broadcast
--Horse Racing Alberta & WhiteIron Productions, "Brother Derek's Run for the Roses," CTV Network Alberta, July 1
--The Score Television Network, "Quest for the Plate," The Score Television Network, July 12
--Woodbine Entertainment, "Woodbine: 50 Years of Unforgettable Moments and Memories," Horse Player Interactive Television, Oct. 15