The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Awards for 2013.

The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 39th Annual Sovereign Awards Party on April 11, 2014 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

Listed in alphabetical order, the finalists are:

Writing Category:
Alex Campbell – Saved for Now – Published in The Blood Horse
Keith McCalmont – Perfect Timber, Walker ready to take next step – Published on-line at
Beverley Smith – In the Wake of Uncertainty in Ontario “We’re Still Here Fighting,”– Published on-line at

Digital Audio/visual and Broadcast Category:
Norm Borg – HBPA Special Presentation – The Hall of Fame Series: Secretariat – Broadcast on-line at
Horse Racing Alberta  – 2013 Canadian Derby – Broadcast on the Canadian Television Network
Woodbine Entertainment’s Broadcast Department – The Ricoh Woodbine Mile – Broadcast on Sportsnet 360 television network

Photograph Category:
Michael Burns Jr. – Silhouette – Published in Toronto Star
Keith McCalmont – Snow Day – Published on-line
Patti Tubbs – Frank Fuentes – Published on-line

The judging for the 2013 media categories was performed by the Journalism Professors at Humber, School of Media Studies & Information Technology, in Toronto, Ontario.

You Don’t Need to Be a Finalist to Join the Party!

Even if you are not a finalist, you’re invited to come and have fun and help us celebrate Thoroughbred racing in Canada.

The Jockey Club of Canada is the host of the 39th Annual Sovereign Awards Party to celebrate Thoroughbred racing in Canada and to honour the Canadian Champions of 2013, on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

The cocktail-attire celebration awards party will include an opportunity to walk the Sovereign Award Red Carpet upon arriving at the jazzy, champagne reception followed by a buffet-style gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Sovereign Award Trophies to Canada’s racing Champions of 2013 and Canada’s Horse of the Year.

After the awards are presented, a live jazz band will get people dancing as we celebrate the start of the 2014 Thoroughbred racing season in Canada.

Tickets are $250 each and tables of 10 are slightly discounted at $2400.
All tickets are plus applicable taxes and must be reserved in advance by contacting Stacie Roberts at The Jockey Club of Canada at 416-675-7756 or email:

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