The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the Media Sovereign Award categories for 2015.  The winner in each of the three media categories will be announced at the 41st Annual Sovereign Awards on April 8, 2016 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

Judging for the 2015 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:
Joe Nevills and Nicole Russo – Smart Strike Remembered – Published Daily Racing Form
Curtis Stock  – A Love of Horses – Published Edmonton Journal
Paul Wiecek  – Turbulence at the Track –  Published Winnipeg Free Press

Digital Audio/visual and Broadcast Category:
Horse Racing Alberta2015 Canadian Derby – Broadcast on Canadian Television Network
Darryl Kaplan & Brittney Mayotte  – So God Made a Racehorse – Broadcast on Standardbred Canada & Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
Talkin’ Horses – Horses So2 E17 – Broadcast on CTV2

Photograph Category:
Michael Burns Jr. – Early Morning – Published
Hayley Morrison  – Gigantic Breeze – Published Ontario Horse Racing
Chris Young  – Early Morning Groom – Published on

Everyone Welcome to Purchase Tickets to the 41st Annual Sovereign Awards 

You don’t need to be a finalist to attend the 41st Annual Sovereign Awards, Friday, April 8, everyone is invited to purchase tickets and help celebrate the 2015 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 Woodbine chef inspired buffet dinner and the presentation of the Sovereign Award Trophies to the Media category winners as well as Canada’s racing Champions of 2015 and Canada’s 2015 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 The Jockey Club of Canada at 416-675-7756 or email:

Sovereign Invite 2016