Another Sovereign Award for Dance Smartly?

Sam-Son Farms' Dance Smartly, who won three Sovereign Awards during her racing career, could earn another of the Canadian honors as a result of her achievements in her second career as a broodmare. Dance Smartly is one of three finalists in the broodmare category on the list of finalists released Monday, Dec. 3 by the Jockey Club of Canada.

The winners will be announced at the time of presentation, including Horse of the Year, at the Sovereign Awards dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto on Dec. 14.

Dance Smartly, a 13-year-old daughter of Danzig, was Canadian Horse of the Year and an Eclipse Award winner in the U.S. in 1991, the same year she was honored with a Sovereign Award as champion 3-year-old filly. Dance Smartly was also Canadian champion 2-year-old filly of 1990.

Retired after her 1994 season with 12 wins and five placings in 17 starts and with earnings of more than $3.2-million, Dance Smartly has produced two stakes winners from five foals. Included among her offspring is Dancethruthedawn (by Mr. Prospector), this year's Queen's Plate winner who is among the finalists for a Sovereign Award as champion 3-year-old filly.

The lists of finalists includes Quiet Resolve, last year's Canadian Horse of the Year who is among the finalists in the turf male category.

The finalists in each category, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Champion 2-year-old Filly
Ginger Gold
Lady Shari
Miss Noire

Champion 2-year-old Colt/Gelding
Rare Friends
Streakin Rob

Champion 3-year-old Filly
Highland Mood
Meadow Gem

Champion 3-year-old Colt/Gelding
Fancy As
Stage Classic
Win City

Champion Older Filly/Mare
Catch The Ring
Mountain Angel
Mysterious Affair

Champion Older Horse/Gelding
A Fleets Dancer
Exciting Story
Lord Nelson

Champion Turf Filly/Mare
Only to You
Sweetest Thing

Champion Turf Colt/Gelding
Numerous Times
Quiet Resolve
Strut the Stage

Champion Sprinter
Exciting Story
Mr. Epperson
Wake At Noon

Outstanding Broodmare
Carry (CHI)
Dance Smartly

Outstanding Owner
Frank Di Giulio, Jr.
Sam-Son Farms
Stronach Stables Inc.

Outstanding Breeder
Adena Springs
Michael C. Byrne
Sam-Son Farm

Outstanding Jockey
Patrick Husbands
Todd Kabel
Emile Ramsammy

Outstanding Apprentice Jockey
Jeffrey Burningham
Leanne Noel
Chantal Sutherland

Outstanding Trainer
Mark Frostad
Ron K. Smith
Robert Tiller