Atto Mile winner Soaring Free among finalists for Canada's Sovereign Awards.

Atto Mile winner Soaring Free among finalists for Canada's Sovereign Awards.


A Bit O'Gold, Mobil Among Sovereign Finalists

The Jockey Club of Canada announced Dec. 10 the three finalists in the divisional categories of the 30th annual Sovereign Awards, Canadian Thoroughbred racing's year-end honors.

The finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

The winners and the three finalists for Horse of the Year will be announced at the time of presentation at the Sovereign Awards Gala on Dec. 17 at the Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel in Toronto.

Champion Two-Year-Old Filly: Higher World, Simply Lovely, South Bay Cove

Champion Two-Year-Old Male: Dance With Ravens, Moonshine Justice, Wholelottabourbon

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly: Blonde Executive, Eye of the Sphynx, Regal Red

Champion Three-Year-Old Male: A Bit O'Gold, Niigon, Organ Grinder

Champion Older Female: Brass In Pocket, One For Rose, Winter Garden

Champion Older Male Horse: Mark One, Mobil, Norfolk Knight

Champion Female Turf Horse: Classic Stamp, Hour of Justice, Inish Glora

Champion Male Turf Horse: Shoal Water, Slew Valley, Soaring Free

Champion Sprinter: Blonde Executive, Chris's Bad Boy, Winter Garden

Outstanding Breeder: Adena Springs, Sam-Son Farm, Gustav Schickedanz

Outstanding Broodmare: Annasan, Native Rights, Queen of Egypt

Outstanding Jockey: Patrick Husbands, Todd Kabel, Quincy Welch

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey: Shannon Beauregard, Corey Fraser, Jillian Scharfstein

Outstanding Owner: Eugene & Laura Melnyk, Sam-Son Farms, Stronach Stables

Outstanding Trainer: Sid Attard, Mark Frostad, Robert Tiller