The 40th Annual Jockey Club of Canada Sovereign Awards Ceremony will be streamed live beginning at 8:30 pm EST tonight.
More than 300 guests are expected to attend to celebrate with the finalists and the newly crowned champions of Thoroughbred racing in Canada for 2014.
The Sovereign Awards are Canada’s premier awards for Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding with both the owner and breeder of each Champion horse being recognized with a Sovereign Award Trophy for first time winners or a Gold Sovereign Coin for those who have won a trophy previously.
In an effort to promote equal opportunity in determining the winners for 2014 in the 17 race award and 3 media award categories, the voting began January 2, 2015, allowing for statistics for the entire year to be considered. In January, The Jockey Club of Canada announced the top four finalists in each category as determined by the online ballots of 40 knowledgeable voters. The media category awards, with three finalists each, were determined by the Professors of Humber School of Media Studies and Information Technology, in Toronto, Ontario and were announced at the end of February.