For Immediate Release – February 25, 2015, Toronto – The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2014.  The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 40th Annual Sovereign Awards on April 10, 2015 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

The judging for the 2014 Media Sovereign Award categories was performed by Professors of the Journalism Program at the School of Media Studies & Information Technology, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Listed in alphabetical order, the finalists are:

Writing Category:

Dave Briggs – Ontario’s Cautionary Tale – published
Jay Hovdey  – Best Pal could be cure for Casse’s duck – Published Daily Racing Form
Kayla Urbasik  – Admit Nothing –  Published

Digital Audio/visual and Broadcast Category:

Horse Racing Alberta – 2014 Canadian Derby – Broadcast on Canadian Television Network
Scott Jagow  – Woodbine Diaries – Broadcast on Paulick Report
Woodbine Entertainment Group Broadcast Department – The 2014 Queen’s Plate – Broadcast on TSN

Photograph Category:

Michael Burns Jr. – David Moran – Published in Toronto Sun
Santino Di Paola  – Foal’s First Snowfall – Published on Thoroughblog
Cindy Pierson Dulay  – Big Bazinga – Published on and

Click Here to view the Finalist’s Media Sovereign Award submissions

Everyone Welcome to Purchase Tickets to the 40th Annual Sovereign Awards

You don’t need to be a finalist to attend the 40th Annual Sovereign Awards, everyone is invited to purchase tickets and help celebrate the 2014 Champions of Thoroughbred racing in Canada.

The cocktail-attire celebration will include an opportunity to walk the Sovereign Award Red Carpet upon arriving at the champagne reception followed by a buffet-style gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Sovereign Award Trophies to the Media category winners as well as Canada’s racing Champions of 2014 and Canada’s 2014 Horse of the Year.

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:

The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P. Taylor to serve as the international representative of the Canadian Thoroughbred industry. The mission of The Jockey Club of Canada is to promote and maintain a high standard for Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada at a level which is recognized internationally for the benefit of all those interested in the sport including the general public by operations and services such as, but not limited to: evaluating all Graded, Listed and Black-type races in Canada annually; conducting the annual Sovereign Awards for outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Canada; maintaining a field office in Canada for the Jockey Club of the United States and the Jockey Club Registry Service; and by representing Canada as a Member of the IFHA.