Win City is Canada's Horse of the Year

Win City is Canada's Horse of the Year
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Win City, Canadian Horse of the Year.
Win City, a Slew City Slew colt who upset trainer Mark Frostad's Canadian Triple Crown bid by defeating Dancethruthedawn in the Prince of Wales Stakes, was named Horse of the Year in Canada.

The connections of Win City and other Sovereign Award winners were honored when the awards were presented by the Jockey Club of Canada Friday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

A homebred for Frank DiGiulio, Win City won six of nine starts, with one second and two thirds, while earning CAN$876,187 in 2001.

Sam-Son Farms again went home with awards for top breeder and owner. In addition, Sam-Sons' Dance Smarlty, who won three Sovereign Awards during her racing career, was honored as Broodmare of the Year. A 13-year-old daughter of Danzig who was Canada's Horse of the Year in 1991, Dance Smartly has been represented by two stakes winners from five foals. Her 3-year-old daughter sired by Mr. Prospector, Dancethruthedawn, won the Queen's Plate and was honored as champion 3-year-old filly in Canada.

The 2001 Sovereign Award winners are:

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Win City

OUTSTANDING JOCKEY
Patrick Husbands

OUTSTANDING APPRENTICE JOCKEY
Chantal Sutherland

OUTSTANDING TRAINER
Robert Tiller

OUTSTANDING OWNER
Sam-Son Farms

OUTSTANDING BREEDER
Sam-Son Farms

CHAMPION TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY
Ginger Gold

CHAMPION TWO-YEAR-OLD MALE
Rare Friends

CHAMPION THREE-YEAR-OLD FILLY
Dancethruthedawn

CHAMPION THREE-YEAR-OLD MALE
Win City

CHAMPION OLDER FEMALE
Mountain Angel

CHAMPION OLDER MALE HORSE
A Fleets Dancer

CHAMPION SPRINTER
Mr. Epperson

CHAMPION MALE TURF HORSE
Numerous Times

CHAMPION FEMALE TURF HORSE
Sweetest Thing

OUTSTANDING BROODMARE
Dance Smartly

MEDIA AWARDS

OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPH
Michael Burns, Sr.

OUTSTANDING FILM/VIDEO/BROADCAST
Tommy Wolski's - Sport of Kings

OUTSTANDING NEWSPAPER STORY
Curtis Stock

OUTSTANDING FEATURE STORY
Muriel Lennox

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